FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Aug 2015 23:27:22 -07:00University of Oregon settles lawsuit over rape allegations, 05 Aug 2015 04:49:49 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted last year by three basketball players. mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks, 05 Aug 2015 04:16:51 GMTBOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city. Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year, 05 Aug 2015 05:22:17 GMTSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team. of ex-South Korean leader travels to North Korea, 05 Aug 2015 03:43:51 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung left Wednesday for a four-day visit to North Korea. Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing, 05 Aug 2015 04:07:30 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway for a second Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete who vanished near Los Angeles on Monday night, just hours after his teammate was found safe. probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2, 05 Aug 2015 03:35:16 GMTLANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended up collapsing in a storm, killing a spectator and his 8-year-old daughter, the state fire marshal said Tuesday. Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98, 05 Aug 2015 05:57:01 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska, 05 Aug 2015 03:22:34 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:29 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve. homers to push A's past O's 5-0, 05 Aug 2015 05:07:28 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday. NewsBreak: Miami lineman speaks of his heatstroke ordeal, 05 Aug 2015 06:17:37 GMTCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Knighton once went a week without sleeping, afraid to close his eyes because the nightmares were inevitable. Panic attacks were common. Memories were hazy. Breathing was a struggle. urges peaceful resolutions to South China Sea disputes, 05 Aug 2015 04:26:15 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged China to end provocative land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and work out effective resolutions to territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors that have ratcheted up tensions in some of the world's busiest commercial sea lanes. in History, 05 Aug 2015 04:00:06 GMTToday is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year. tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying, 05 Aug 2015 03:34:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies. cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg, 05 Aug 2015 04:05:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises. of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea, 05 Aug 2015 06:13:52 GMTPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit. stocks mostly higher as investors await US data, 05 Aug 2015 06:10:39 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low. least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 200 people capsizes, 05 Aug 2015 06:08:40 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official in Kenya says at least two people have died and many are reported missing after a boat with about 200 passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria. advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth." opens last North American hard-court swing with win, 05 Aug 2015 04:36:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt climbed out of a courtesy car Tuesday afternoon, slung a case of rackets over his shoulder and walked across the Citi Open grounds, accompanied by his 6-year-old son, Cruz, who gave Dad a hand by toting a black gym bag. homicide investigated as ritualistic killing, 05 Aug 2015 03:59:49 GMTPENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday. soldiers, 1 rebel killed in ambush in Indian Kashmir, 05 Aug 2015 06:06:55 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials in Indian Kashmir say two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region. ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions, 05 Aug 2015 05:58:11 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general. police officers start youth baseball league, 05 Aug 2015 05:36:08 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — In one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, police officers have created a league of their own. cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' data contest, 05 Aug 2015 04:09:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced the first eight winners Wednesday in a competition that will provide 100 mid-sized U.S. cities with $42 million worth of expert help to make data more accessible and useful to citizens and officials. The first winners are: Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television, 05 Aug 2015 06:07:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours. reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:58 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents. brain or a game, former player Utecht asks, 05 Aug 2015 06:04:17 GMTEDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician. FBI investigating security of Clinton emails, 05 Aug 2015 04:04:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. returns to Philly, Dodgers lose 6-2, 05 Aug 2015 03:55:58 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Rollins walked to a familiar batter's box for the first time in an unfamiliar uniform, and the crowd roared. bombing order offers glimpse into fateful day, 05 Aug 2015 06:11:35 GMTBOSTON (AP) — It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history. A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence., A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox, 05 Aug 2015 05:29:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days. say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat, 05 Aug 2015 04:09:41 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Finding them remains the hard part. ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012, easing tension, 05 Aug 2015 04:50:46 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years in a potential sign of improvement in the long-strained relations between Beijing and the Vatican. ordains first Catholic bishop since 2012, 05 Aug 2015 04:07:27 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid strained relations between Beijing and the Vatican. jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial, 05 Aug 2015 05:54:50 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister has signed an order that will keep a Jewish extremist in jail for six months without charges or trial. forces evacuation of small town in Washington, 05 Aug 2015 05:50:47 GMTROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire has forced the evacuation of an entire small town in southern Washington state, authorities said. journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe, 05 Aug 2015 04:01:04 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday. wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot, 05 Aug 2015 03:39:00 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more., Brewers beat Padres 4-1, 05 Aug 2015 03:26:18 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson scattered three hits over 6 2-3 solid innings, Khris Davis drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. least 19 killed, 250 rescued after trains derail in India, 05 Aug 2015 03:36:36 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed over a bridge in central India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 19 people, officials said Wednesday. At least 250 people have been rescued. pitches out of trouble, Rangers beat Astros 4-3, 05 Aug 2015 03:55:20 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Relievers Sam Freeman and Shawn Tolleson pitched out of trouble and the Texas Rangers held off the Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night. homers in 5th straight game, Seattle beats Rockies 10-4, 05 Aug 2015 04:17:06 GMTDENVER (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.'s 12th-inning HR gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels, 05 Aug 2015 05:51:06 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Giovanny Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after teammate Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Tuesday night. least 24 killed, 300 rescued after trains derail in India, 05 Aug 2015 05:36:19 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 have been rescued, officials said Wednesday. Joel headlines last concert at NY's Nassau Coliseum, 05 Aug 2015 04:23:46 GMTUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For his 32nd and final time, the Piano Man is playing the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash, 05 Aug 2015 05:40:46 GMTLOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud. Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained, 05 Aug 2015 03:45:06 GMTLOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): 8 seed Svitolina advances in Bank of the West Classic, 05 Aug 2015 06:05:42 GMTSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Angelique Kerber remembers fondly her time at Stanford last year, when she reached the final of the Bank of the West Classic.