FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 21:13:19 -0700Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins (AP) — Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:08:01 GMTMexico operations thwart child, family migrants, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesMcAllenLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemalaEl SalvadorNorth AmericaCentral AmericaTexas, 30 Aug 2014 04:03:47 GMTMany happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open YORK (AP) — When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent's 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he'd done had been.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:44:17 GMTBetts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:25:42 GMTPower finishes 21st in IndyCar finale qualifying, Calif. (AP) — Will Power struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season on Friday, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:15:25 GMT24 Nicaraguan miners still trapped in gold mine, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 04:05:53 GMTObama's tan suit buzzed around the world YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?LEANNE ITALIEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:00:50 GMTPAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:23:33 GMTGreen-Ellis, Moorman among early wave of NFL cuts Law Firm has closed up shop in Cincinnati.The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesCollege footballSports businessAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballNew YorkJacksonvilleJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridaIllinois, 30 Aug 2014 01:05:27 GMTRescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesNatural disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 02:12:51 GMTFederer improves to 24-1 at night in Ashe at Open YORK (AP) — Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the U.S. Open.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEvents, 30 Aug 2014 02:05:46 GMTLawmakers pass first California groundwater rules, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsLegislationState legislatureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:44:35 GMTBuilding coalition for Syria action no easy matter (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismLegislatureSyriaUnited StatesIraqEuropeIranQatarTurkeyMiddle EastJordanRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 01:12:56 GMTBig wreck in final IndyCar practice at Fontana, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was taken away from the track in an ambulance and airlifted to a hospital Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsIndyCarAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:52:27 GMTNo new trial for doctor convicted of killing wife LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 00:49:10 GMTSoler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards LOUIS (AP) — Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:38:15 GMTRussian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city.PETER LEONARDJUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacySocial issuesSocial affairsForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineMoscowRussiaMilanEuropeEastern EuropeItalyWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 04:07:07 GMTGolf Capsules, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfWomen's golfRyder CupWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsSouth KoreaPortlandUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaOregon, 30 Aug 2014 02:21:23 GMTPower faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race, Calif. (AP) — Will Power will start the final race in his IndyCar championship chase from the next-to-last spot on the grid. Way up front on the pole is Helio Castroneves, Power's teammate and the driver with the most realistic chance of catching him for the series title.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 00:57:30 GMTToday in History is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.The Associated PressaNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:20 GMTAfter deaths, NYC music festival tightens security YORK (AP) — Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.TED SHAFFREYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDrug-related crimeZoological parksMusicCrimeEntertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:59:48 GMTVerlander in control, Tigers beat White Sox (AP) — Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:59:26 GMTPentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGovernment transitionsNational governmentsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:04:47 GMTHarrison helps Pirates edge Reds 2-1 (AP) — Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:03:13 GMTPernice, Bryant share Champions Tour lead, Alberta (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. and Bart Bryant matched the Canyon Meadows course record at 8-under 62 to share the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryAmesCanadaNorth AmericaIowaUnited States, 30 Aug 2014 01:20:02 GMTIceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system.JENNA GOTTLIEBiGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 02:59:49 GMTEllsbury, Headley power Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaTorontoOntarioCanada, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMTChoice and Odor HRs lead Rangers over Astros 13-6 (AP) — Michael Choice and Rougned Odor both hit three-run homers and the Texas Rangers cruised to a 13-6 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:32:59 GMTDavis slam carries Orioles past Twins 9-1 (AP) — Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:43:19 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 30 Aug 2014 01:43:49 GMTGOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical corruptionCaucusesPolitical scandalsLegislatureCrimePolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsKentuckyUnited StatesIowaLouisvilleNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:28:35 GMTLucic-Baroni finally back in Grand Slam 4th round YORK (AP) — Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ousted the No. 2 player in the world with two straight aces.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsWimbledon ChampionshipsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:34:46 GMTErrani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Open YORK (AP) — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:11:58 GMTOhio prep football game halted after fights HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio.aGeneral newsHigh school footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:49:07 GMTObama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNewportNew YorkRhode IslandNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:59:54 GMTChina warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.iGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaUnited KingdomBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 03:59:45 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III YORK (AP) — John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Aug 2014 02:51:43 GMT49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesIllegal weaponsSports governanceProfessional footballCrimeSports businessAthlete healthReckless endangermentGeneral newsFootball, 30 Aug 2014 01:24:14 GMTNew Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins has resigned from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsBloggingGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNew ZealandOceania, 30 Aug 2014 03:23:51 GMTTony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:41 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: Fognini perfects art of outbursts YORK (AP) — Fabio Fognini is perfecting the art of the outburst at Grand Slam tournaments.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:42:35 GMTHip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:45 GMTJury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.aGeneral newsHealthViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:40:44 GMTBorder Patrol agent fires at armed militia member, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesImmigrationGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeTexasMcAllenBrownsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:10:06 GMTCook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Cook threw a long touchdown pass for Michigan State's first points of the season — and coach Mark Dantonio's immediate reaction was concern.NOAH TRISTERsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:57:21 GMTI.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead, Ore. (AP) — I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under.NICK DASCHELsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsPortlandSouth KoreaOregonUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 03:21:50 GMTMets get gift, beat Phillies 4-1 behind deGrom YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Aug 2014 02:10:58 GMTHarvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 01:24:22 GMTNY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.MICHAEL R. SISAKaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:58:29 GMTProsecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityCrimeArrestsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 00:53:19 GMT