FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2015 17:12:41 -07:00Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America, 27 Aug 2015 22:28:13 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. charged in university threats, will be evaluated, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:12 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation. blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways, 27 Aug 2015 21:49:45 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. cuts more spending; Icahn discloses stake, 27 Aug 2015 21:41:49 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn said late Thursday that he has taken an 8.5-percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan, just hours after the mining company announced cost cuts and lower spending in response to declining copper prices and soft economic conditions worldwide. prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal, 27 Aug 2015 23:34:20 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation." Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery, 27 Aug 2015 21:59:51 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker, 27 Aug 2015 21:45:40 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday. sentence for man convicted of killing 5 in Denver bar, 27 Aug 2015 23:30:56 GMTDENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday. wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug, 27 Aug 2015 21:47:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. shootings make for tough media decisions, 27 Aug 2015 21:45:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage. leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast, 27 Aug 2015 23:51:14 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change. E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies, 27 Aug 2015 23:57:27 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died. gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:57 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean. Arizona man helped student get Islamic State training, 27 Aug 2015 22:06:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona man was indicted Thursday on charges that he helped a New York college student join the Islamic State in Syria, where the student underwent religious and military training earlier this year. convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills', 28 Aug 2015 00:02:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday. killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island, 27 Aug 2015 23:10:20 GMTROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains, 27 Aug 2015 22:38:20 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday. recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, 27 Aug 2015 22:32:08 GMTSAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually, 27 Aug 2015 23:52:07 GMTENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December. Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans, 27 Aug 2015 22:47:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital. Angeles Marathon gets new sponsor, 27 Aug 2015 21:50:01 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Marathon has a new sponsor. wins 100th, Rangers end Toronto's 5-game win streak, 27 Aug 2015 22:18:11 GMTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields had a part in all the Texas runs even without an RBI and the Rangers stopped the Toronto Blue Jays' five-game winning streak, 4-1 Thursday. Carson gains support as the other political outsider, 27 Aug 2015 21:35:49 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Ben Carson's genial way of politicking is proving to be a draw for voters who like Donald Trump's status as a outsider but not his belligerence., Herbert reach Winston-Salem semis, 27 Aug 2015 23:26:59 GMTWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Steve Johnson reached the Winston-Salem Open semifinals when Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu withdrew because of a back injury. OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important, 27 Aug 2015 21:34:51 GMTSo here's the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open's main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams? gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina, 27 Aug 2015 22:53:04 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been a serious business. cut water without state imposing fines, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:22 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday. power North Dakota St to provide athlete stipends, 27 Aug 2015 21:49:34 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State said Thursday it will provide thousands of dollars in stipends to scholarship athletes in all 16 sports beginning next year, a move that could persuade other mid-majors to follow suit. Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers, 27 Aug 2015 22:21:23 GMTATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses. likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists, 27 Aug 2015 22:25:24 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" policies. recalls ambassador in Venezuela for consultations, 28 Aug 2015 00:09:17 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos has called in Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela for consultations amid a dispute involving the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers. lens makers take fight over price law to court, 27 Aug 2015 22:59:00 GMTDENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger, 27 Aug 2015 22:16:48 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said. run into pitfalls with fining college players, 27 Aug 2015 23:37:44 GMTTake away game tickets for missing class. Hold back a bowl gift for being late. Maybe even dock a player his $15 per diem for skipping study hall. to end on-call scheduling, 27 Aug 2015 22:16:00 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gap Inc. is ending its practice of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts following an inquiry from New York's attorney general. Former franchisee alerted Subway exec about Fogle, 27 Aug 2015 23:28:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Lottery scam leader deserves severe sentence, 27 Aug 2015 22:07:27 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say the sentence for a man convicted in North Dakota of leading a Jamaican lottery scam should reflect the "severe mental anguish" he caused his victims. attack turns victim into a hunter and then an advocate, 27 Aug 2015 21:48:14 GMTPOMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none. of Hernandez cousin dropped for cancer treatment, 27 Aug 2015 23:38:33 GMTFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll abandon their case against a cousin of ex-New England Patriots player and murder convict Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer. NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir, 28 Aug 2015 00:09:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case, 27 Aug 2015 21:50:10 GMTDALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration, 27 Aug 2015 22:18:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.' RG3 evades concussion questions, OK'd to face Ravens, 27 Aug 2015 23:13:39 GMTASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when — or even if — he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins' second preseason game. ends season early at Barclays, 27 Aug 2015 22:07:11 GMTEDISON, N.J. (AP) — Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection. calls for panel to identify Syria chemical weapons users, 27 Aug 2015 23:10:43 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief proposed Thursday that a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time have the freedom to go anywhere and the support of all parties on the ground. Ventura overpowering as Royals beat Orioles 5-3, 27 Aug 2015 22:42:44 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura struck out a career-high 11 in just six innings, Paulo Orlando homered and the Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the struggling Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Thursday. hits grand slam for 1st MLB HR, Giants beat Cubs, 27 Aug 2015 22:49:53 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kelby Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career home run and Marlon Byrd added a three-run shot, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Thursday. to be sentenced for helping Islamic State, 27 Aug 2015 23:16:38 GMTALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group. gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado, 27 Aug 2015 21:46:23 GMTAURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated 5-four separation procedure. mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:10 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.