FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 07:03:29 -0700Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 13:29:38 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 13:53:26 GMTLiberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 12:13:28 GMTVa. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.aOdditiesDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsGeneral newsLaw and orderVirginiaOrangeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:19:34 GMTReport: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's (AP) — Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:35 GMTSwedish town celebrates link to the Bronx (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name.iGeneral newsSwedenBronxNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:09:08 GMTThai army ruler named prime minister (AP) — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsNational electionsMilitary and defenseThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 12:46:10 GMTVampire Weekend member makes a Broadway play sing YORK (AP) — The music playing when you first file into the Cort Theatre to see "This Is Our Youth" is no mere canned, off-the-shelf tune. It's an original by a Grammy Award winner.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:30 GMTLedecky wins 2 gold; Missy Franklin misses out COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's sportsFINA Aquatics World ChampionshipsSwimmingAquaticsEventsAustraliaOceania, 21 Aug 2014 13:04:13 GMTCORRECTS: AP Journalist: 2 Red Cross jeeps cross into eastern Ukraine from Russia, Ukraine (AP) — CORRECTS: AP Journalist: 2 Red Cross jeeps cross into eastern Ukraine from Russia. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show that Red Cross jeeps, not 2 Russian aid convoy trucks, crossing border into Ukraine)iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 12:22:15 GMTAP Sportlight — The United States wins the first international yacht race. The schooner named "America" beats 14 British yachts.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsMen's sportsDopingRecord setting eventsMen's tennisSwimmingWomen's tennisTennisProfessional baseballSportsGeneral newsAquaticsMen's aquaticsBaseballWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 12:17:48 GMTSouth Africa: man dead after orange pelting (AP) — Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 13:43:45 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 CHOIiBusinessGeneral newsHealthLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 13:05:46 GMTUSS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped, R.I. (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:55:25 GMTTicketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data ANGELES (AP) — Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.htBusinessTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 21 Aug 2014 13:01:04 GMTHunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster' (AP) — An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree.iGeneral newsNazismNeo-NazismCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 12:53:57 GMTTV SportsWatch — Formula One, practice for Belgian Grand Prix, at SpaThe Associated PresssGolfAutomobile racingBaseballProfessional baseballNASCARProfessional soccerFormula OneMen's soccerSportsMen's sportsSoccerProfessional footballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaTennesseeNew HavenCaliforniaWinston-SalemConnecticutWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 21 Aug 2014 12:21:53 GMTVoice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer (AP) — Police and intelligence services are using image analysis and voice-recognition software, studying social media postings and seeking human tips as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley.JILL LAWLESShtGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaLanguageVoice recognitionJournalistsMediaSocial affairsComputing and information technologyTechnologyNews mediaUnited KingdomLondonSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 13:46:02 GMT39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides (AP) — Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 13:09:52 GMTCardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86 (AP) — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:34:01 GMTJulianne Hough dances back to 'Dancing' as judge YORK (AP) — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsMusic, 21 Aug 2014 13:49:31 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.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 13:32:02 GMTAP journalist: First 2 trucks of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy have crossed into Ukraine., Ukraine (AP) — AP journalist: First 2 trucks of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy have crossed into Ukraine.iGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceJournalistsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 12:16:23 GMTSAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 13:42:15 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 12:33:33 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market.wBusinessGeneral news, 21 Aug 2014 12:31:43 GMTPakistan protest leader backs out of talks (AP) — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesPakistanIslamabadLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 13:30:27 GMT2 Red Cross jeeps pass into Ukraine from Russia, Ukraine (AP) — Two Red Cross jeeps have crossed into Ukraine from Russia and are heading inside the war-torn region of Luhansk.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeMoscowDonetsk, 21 Aug 2014 12:39:51 GMTSealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLiberiaMonroviaGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 12:41:02 GMT378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.aOdditiesSt. PetersburgTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:16:20 GMTThursday's Time Schedule at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.The Associated PresssWNBA PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsSportsWNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's basketballWomen's sportsWashingtonSan FranciscoIndianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:53 GMTRussia checks more McDonald's after closing 4 (AP) — Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region following food safety complaints, local news agencies reported Thursday, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFood and drinkLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 13:29:28 GMTStocks open higher; S&P 500 heading for a record YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record high.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:38:12 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:51:46 GMTJustice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.PETE YOSTMARCY GORDONwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:54 GMTBig Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach YORK (AP) — New York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor.MICHAEL R. SISAKaGeneral newsHealthGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:02:19 GMTEmmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies ANGELES (AP) — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsEmmy AwardsEvents, 21 Aug 2014 12:39:18 GMTThis Date In Baseball — Cincinnati outfielder Abner Powell was literally brought down by the dog days of summer. Chicken Wolf of the Louisville Colonels hit a deep drive and Powell took off after it, joined by a dog that had been sleeping by the fence. The dog bit Powell's leg before the outfielder could get to the ball and wouldn't let go as Wolf scored on a game-winning inside-the-park homer.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSportsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsTexasIllinoisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Aug 2014 12:17:04 GMTFormer Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86 (AP) — Edmund Szoka, who was the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, has died at age 86.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsObituariesMichiganVatican CityDetroitMarquetteUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 13:47:11 GMTIndonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud.iGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 13:49:54 GMTDrug supplier for 'Monsignor Meth' gets 5 years, Conn. (AP) — A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:56 GMTFight Schedule Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 12, junior middleweights; Erick Bone vs. Mahonri Montes, 10, welterweights.The Associated PresssMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsSportsMexicoLas VegasThailandNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNevadaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:07 GMTChildren used as child soldiers in South Sudan, Kenya (AP) — The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSouth SudanKenyaNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 13:53:56 GMTMongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became 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 newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEconomyChinaMongoliaRussiaMoscowEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral AsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 13:56:54 GMTFamily Dollar rejects Dollar General offer, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:50 GMTSears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOMICHELLE CHAPMANfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:31:16 GMTWith Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan prepared to choose his successor as prime minister Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 13:12:10 GMTLynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 21 Aug 2014 13:50:24 GMTUkraine: some Russian aid trucks clearing customs, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 12:49:21 GMTAid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLiberiaAtlantaAfricaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 13:52:00 GMT