FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 01:51:22 -0700China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.htBusinessTechnologyMobile communication technologyTelecommunicationsCommunication technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 06:38:17 GMTWomen's World Cup turf war heats up actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.ANNE M. PETERSONaGeneral newsSportsWomen's soccerInternational soccerWomen's sportsProfessional soccerSports governanceSoccerGender issues2014 FIFA World CupSocial issuesSocial affairsFIFA World CupEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's soccerMen's sportsCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:37:09 GMTJapan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:47 GMTMother of newborn baby found in trash arrested, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:45:21 GMTChicago's Little League champs return as heroes (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.DON BABWINCARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsSportsLittle League World SeriesAfrican-AmericansBaseballHigh school baseballParadesYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsHigh school sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleYouth sportsChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:19:23 GMTNew AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach YORK (AP) — The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday.BARRY WILNERsSportsCoachingProfessional footballJournalismNews mediaMediaFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:56:33 GMTCrist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical endorsements2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionPrimary electionsHealth care reformState legislatureSenate electionsLegislatureGeneral electionsEventsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyFloridaFort LauderdaleOklahomaMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:34:20 GMTCivil War officer to receive Medal of Honor (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestWar casualtiesEventsGeneral newsGettysburgWisconsinPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:09:57 GMTAsia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth (AP) — Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations. But probably not for much longer.DENIS D. GRAYiGeneral newsCultural preservationCulturesArchitectureMunicipal governmentsUrbanizationSocial affairsArts and entertainmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemographicsHong KongChinaThailandVietnamBeijingBangkokSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:39 GMTTurkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesGovernment policyPolitical organizationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:54 GMTJapan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions to the country, a top government spokesman said Wednesday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesPrayerCabinetsWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 07:37:51 GMTAuthorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer' ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsAnimal crueltyViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:29:11 GMTIn wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.NOMAAN MERCHANTJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfrican-AmericansPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriDallasUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:43 GMTConflicts weighing heavily on German consumers (AP) — A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyGermanyEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 06:58:59 GMTGiants' Bumgarner perfect through 7 innings FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is throwing a perfect game through seven innings against the Colorado Rockies.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 04:20:06 GMTAfghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed.REBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsEconomyForeign aidWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCivil warsTroop withdrawalsBusinessInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:23:48 GMTRoss, Almonte lead Padres to 4-1 win over Brewers DIEGO (AP) — Tyson Ross pitched 6 1-3 strong innings, Abraham Almonte homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat Milwaukee 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Brewers' five-game road winning streak.JAY PARISsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaWisconsinSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:26:58 GMTFormer Va. governor wraps up his trial testimony, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:03:05 GMTGaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 27 Aug 2014 07:54:08 GMTCano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0 (AP) — James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night.JOSH LIEBESKINDsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleTexasWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:13:14 GMTVideo games come of age as spectator sport YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."BARBARA ORTUTAYKEN SWEEThtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:09:41 GMTAuburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country's most dynamic quarterbacks.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:20:47 GMTGovernment-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells, Ukraine (AP) — A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.Associated PressiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 08:36:16 GMTNew counterterrorism units at Australian airports, Australia (AP) — New counterterrorism units have been working at Australia's two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTransportationTerrorismBorder securityIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseNational securityAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 27 Aug 2014 07:38:18 GMTPacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.iGeneral newsSportsBoxingMen's sportsMen's boxingHigh school sportsGovernment and politicsChinaPhilippinesManilaMacauGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 27 Aug 2014 04:53:41 GMTUS commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestInternational agreementsMilitary leadershipRun-off electionsGeneral newsInternational relationsVotingElectionsMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:11:06 GMTDodgers' big inning leads to win (AP) — Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:42:28 GMTTrout, Shoemaker lead Angels' 8-2 rout of Marlins, Calif. (AP) — While everybody else in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation has dealt with serious injuries and wild inconsistency this summer, Matt Shoemaker has been unshakable for two months.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:57:25 GMTJournalist held captive in Syria arrives in US (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.aGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingJournalistsCrimeNews mediaMediaSyriaBostonUnited StatesMiddle EastMassachusettsNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:25:41 GMTSerena Williams beats American teen at US Open YORK (AP) — After a rough-for-her Grand Slam season, Serena Williams came into the U.S. Open with a new approach.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 04:35:03 GMTLongtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.aGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesObituariesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:02:31 GMT10 things to know about corporate inversions (AP) — Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePersonal taxesCorporate newsPolitical partiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesPersonal financePolitical organizationsUnited StatesCanadaDistrict of ColumbiaOhioNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:06:45 GMTJournalist killing highlights role of freelancers (AP) — Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 08:49:54 GMTBumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:33:31 GMTChina bus-truck collision death toll rises to 15 (AP) — The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries, the local government said Wednesday.iGeneral newsAccidentsLocal governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 05:30:35 GMTBumgarner flirts with perfection in Giants win FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:44:37 GMTAsian stocks mostly higher following S&P record (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:43 GMTExperts want to see NFL act on domestic violence, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year.TERESA M. WALKERsSportsSports transactionsDopingSports governanceViolenceWomen's sportsSports businessSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsHuman welfareHuman rights and civil libertiesProfessional footballFootballNashvilleUnited StatesTennesseeNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:16:26 GMTHackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.EMAUN KASHFIhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNuclear physicsPhysicsScienceMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:15:16 GMTCollege football begins with low-key opening game (AP) — Welcome back, college football!PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballAtlantaAbileneGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Aug 2014 08:27:02 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sports, 27 Aug 2014 06:55:55 GMTBaseball Capsules FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.The Associated PresssSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballTexasIllinoisCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan DiegoOhioPhiladelphiaNew York CityCincinnatiKansas CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew YorkMissouriOntarioCanada, 27 Aug 2014 05:48:21 GMT3 charged with attempted murder of policeman BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say three men have been charged in California with the attempted murder of a policeman even though they didn't pull the trigger.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 04:28:17 GMTBoxer Jermain Taylor arrested after home shooting, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was arrested Friday following a shooting at his suburban Little Rock home, according to a spokesman for the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.sSportsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeBoxingGeneral newsLaw and orderArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 05:40:55 GMTWhat to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO? YORK (AP) — If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 08:31:11 GMTAP source: American militant said killed in Syria HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said.ERIC TUCKERAMY FORLITIaGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsSyriaMinnesotaUnited StatesMiddle EastMinneapolisNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:16:43 GMTPhiladelphia plans parade for Little League team (AP) — The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballParadesYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleYouth sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:06:26 GMTBumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 04:25:38 GMT3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake, Ore. (AP) — It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old grandson.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsLakesAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 07:12:34 GMTSouthern California prepares as big waves brew BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsStormsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 06:20:48 GMT