FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 03:10:23 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81 (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 09:38:09 GMTCambodian floods kill 45 people since last month PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials say floods in Cambodia have killed at least 45 people since last month.iGeneral newsFloodsAccidents and disastersCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 10:09:04 GMTFoley's death isn't changing views in Congress (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureJournalistsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:21 GMTBodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsVolcanoesMountainsGlaciersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleWashingtonSeattleSingaporeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:10:42 GMTUS special ops tried but failed to find hostages (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 09:25:08 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas at protesters outside court hearing election challenge, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fire tear gas at protesters outside court hearing election challenge.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:26 GMTOfficer involved in Wal-Mart shooting back on job, Ohio (AP) — A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart is back on the job.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:00 GMTCalifornia drought stings bees, honey supplies BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.TERENCE CHEAaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeesAgriculturePricesInsectsInsect stingsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimalsIndustriesEconomyInjuriesHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNapaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:38:09 GMTA Pick Six of new passing combos what Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III need: more dynamic receivers.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootball, 21 Aug 2014 07:17:54 GMTNoodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.FOSTER KLUGJUNG-YOON CHOIiGeneral newsHealthLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:33 GMTBofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.JEFF HORWITZMICHAEL VIRTANENwBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer protection and advocacyFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer affairs, 21 Aug 2014 07:12:18 GMTChina manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher. Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsSouth KoreaJapanEast AsiaEuropeChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 08:34:17 GMTSurvey indicates eurozone growing slowly, Germany (AP) — A survey of business activity indicates the economy in the 18-country eurozone slowed but still grew modestly in August.fBusinessEconomyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 09:53:24 GMTQuieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters LOUIS (AP) — It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsPoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:13 GMTReactions in Asia to instant noodle study recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleMedical researchSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 06:51:47 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas as poll protesters, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:45 GMTMarine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit.aGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 08:06:07 GMTAP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsJournalismNews mediaMedia, 21 Aug 2014 07:45:16 GMTHamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:12 GMTLaughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureFootballState governmentsSportsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:55:23 GMTAmy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue (AP) — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Aug 2014 08:41:09 GMTMongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaMongoliaRussiaMoscowEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral AsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 08:33:56 GMTFormer Va. governor to address marriage at trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.aGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 08:01:28 GMTInterpol urges world response to Iraq extremists (AP) — Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceSyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 08:20:54 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 21 Aug 2014 08:14:49 GMTGuide to developments in Missouri police shooting, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:55:47 GMTReport: Russia conducts checks at McDonalds (AP) — Russian news agencies are reporting that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals after safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 09:42:01 GMTPakistan holds talks with opposition protesters (AP) — Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestVotingPakistanLahoreIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 09:36:00 GMTGroup: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.iGeneral newsChemical weaponsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismWar and unrestWeapons of mass destructionSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 08:52:59 GMTPolice: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing, Indonesia (AP) — Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.iGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 08:58:06 GMTLaverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentEmmy AwardsCelebrityEventsAward shows, 21 Aug 2014 06:40:20 GMTEuropean soccer clubs opening US academies (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.BY FERNANDO PEINADOaGeneral newsSportsHigh school soccerPrimary and secondary educationHigh school sportsProfessional soccerSoccerEducationSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMiamiBarcelonaUnited StatesNetherlandsFloridaEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:54:42 GMTThai army ruler nominated as next prime minister (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsNational electionsMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 21 Aug 2014 06:20:17 GMTAustralia cites reporter's killing in law reforms, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismJournalistsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaAustraliaIndonesiaSyriaIraqOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 07:46:02 GMTVegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansTravelWorkplace diversityLeisure travelAccommodationsWeddingsBars and clubsMarriageLifestylePersonnelSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsGamblingRecreation and leisureFinancial planningPersonal financeFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsOccasionsPartiesLas VegasNevadaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Aug 2014 09:53:32 GMTHolder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 09:01:07 GMTThe finish line is in sight on the PGA Tour, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:40:41 GMTKey events following the death of Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPoliceTheftPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:37:18 GMTAs US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary affairsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesIraqBaghdadMiddle EastQatarNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:09:42 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBarcelonaSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 07:06:09 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant achievement for Israel's intelligence agency.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 08:49:57 GMTCalifornia's drought stings bees, honey supplies BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.TERENCE CHEAaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeesAgricultureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersInsectsAnimalsIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:35:20 GMTWith Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will keep charge as president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 09:46:00 GMTSome see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment policyPalestinian territoriesUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptQatarIsraelMiddle EastDohaGaza StripDubaiUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:37:33 GMTFeds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday.aGeneral newsWorkplace safetyEnvironmental conservation and preservationPersonnelBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesWashingtonNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:09:16 GMTAtlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus (AP) — Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 09:56:56 GMTMany police killings, but only Ferguson explodes was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsRiotsRace and ethnicityArrestsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriLos AngelesCaliforniaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:48:55 GMTHamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 21 Aug 2014 05:59:59 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Aid group president: American infected with Ebola virus in west Africa has recovered.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditions, 21 Aug 2014 09:55:51 GMTHospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients (AP) — The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaLiberiaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 10:01:42 GMT