FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 13:06:04 -0700Second-seeded Halep loses to qualifier at US Open YORK (AP) — Second-seeded Simona Halep's recent run of Grand Slam success ended with a third-round exit at the U.S. Open against a 32-year-old qualifier ranked 121st.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEvents, 29 Aug 2014 19:41:19 GMTStock market mixed in afternoon trading stock market drifted mostly higher Friday afternoon, as investors weighed a mixed picture of the U.S. economy against better-than-expected company earnings. Trading was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.ALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsTechnologyFinancial marketsCommodity marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:28:22 GMTUS rig count up 18 to 1,914 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 18 this week to 1,914.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:51:42 GMTProsecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took bribes and sold his office to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement for a businessman who showered him and his wife with more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:38:08 GMTTomic out, sending Ferrer to US Open 3rd round YORK (AP) — Bernard Tomic withdrew from his match at the U.S. Open because of a left hip injury Friday, sending fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:47:38 GMTChief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison (AP) — The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.CURT ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCorporate crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCorporate newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:22 GMTUN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.CARA ANNAPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesSyriaFijiIsraelNepalSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastOceania, 29 Aug 2014 18:09:23 GMTSterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers ANGELES (AP) — When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:16:24 GMTOhio State hears from ex-band director's backers, Ohio (AP) — Angry backers of Ohio State's fired marching band director made a splashy showing at a trustee meeting Friday, playing their horns, wearing T-shirts supporting him and urging the board to keep discussions on the matter open.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:58:35 GMTGrain mostly lower, beef and pork higher (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:48:04 GMTLeader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison for his role in a trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOrganized crimeBillingsMontanaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:32:00 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, 29 Aug 2014 19:31:43 GMTFrench girl investigated over alleged jihad plan (AP) — A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 18:31:14 GMTStartups offer banking for smartphone users YORK (AP) — The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.JOSEPH PISANIhtBusinessPersonal financeMobile communication technologyFinancial services technologyCommunication technologyTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyMobile phonesConsumer electronics, 29 Aug 2014 19:38:40 GMTMcDonnell lawyer makes final defense at trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyer is making final arguments in McDonnell's corruption trial, saying McDonnell never did anything to help a businessman who supposedly bribed him.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:34:24 GMTProbation for ex-cop who killed elk named Big Boy, Colo. (AP) — A former Boulder police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk in an upscale neighborhood was sentenced Friday to four years of probation.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBoulderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:40:49 GMTFormer FBI director grateful for care after crash, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says he's grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured in a car crash this week in Vermont.aGeneral newsAccidentsLaw enforcement agenciesAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:33:18 GMTWashington city fights to keep legal marijuana out, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications for the state's experiment in legal pot.GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsAlcohol laws and regulationsLegal proceedingsState legislatureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:29:53 GMT3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.aGeneral newsDrone aircraftAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportation, 29 Aug 2014 19:03:26 GMTFormer deputy charged in double homicide, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:50:46 GMTCourt won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:37:36 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, 29 Aug 2014 19:28:03 GMTIraqi town holds out against militant onslaught (AP) — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 19:38:51 GMTJudge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsJudicial electionsLegislatureLaw and orderGeneral newsJudiciaryCourtsState governmentsUnited StatesMississippiNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:52:02 GMTZimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsGovernment appointments and nominationsVeteransLegislatureEconomyElectionsBusinessZimbabweHarareSouthern AfricaAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 18:20:58 GMTFirm: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they're gone.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:27:13 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 29 Aug 2014 19:31:37 GMTEU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsEconomyForeign policyGovernment policyCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineRomaniaEuropePolandMilanNetherlandsUnited StatesBrusselsEastern EuropeItalyWestern EuropeNorth AmericaBelgium, 29 Aug 2014 19:12:03 GMTStewart says Ward's death will affect him forever, Ga. (AP) — Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingSports mediaNASCARCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew YorkGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:16:20 GMTStudent evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal, Senegal (AP) — A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.BABACAR DIONESARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsHealthTravelLifestyleDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSenegalWest AfricaGuineaDakarLiberiaSierra LeoneAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 19:52:05 GMTPerry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasted little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.WILL WEISSERTNOMAAN MERCHANTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLegislatureForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesGovernment policyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesSyriaDallasTexasMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:01:30 GMTPoland bars Russian plane from its airspace, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandRussiaWarsawUkraineBratislavaEastern EuropeEuropeSlovakia, 29 Aug 2014 19:42:34 GMTPeng beats another seeded player at US Open YORK (AP) — Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:31:12 GMTNYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLifestyleHome designHome and gardenHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:43:31 GMTUS: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan.LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary leadershipGeneral newsMilitary and defensePakistanAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulSouth AsiaAsiaCentral AsiaNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:21:02 GMTCee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service.ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:20:16 GMTCrocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.aGeneral newsCrocodilesReptilesAnimalsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:50:52 GMTSara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open YORK (AP) — Two points from defeat, Sara Errani rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Venus Williams in a back-and-forth match at the U.S. Open.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sports, 29 Aug 2014 19:38:21 GMTFamilies of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsRussiaMoscowUkraineAfghanistanRostov-on-DonEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 19:26:42 GMTChris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeCelebrity, 29 Aug 2014 19:46:39 GMTActor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderHong KongChinaTaiwanBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 19:10:53 GMTPolice seek missing 5-year-old British boy (AP) — Police are searching for a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor whose parents took him out of a British hospital and were last seen in France.iGeneral newsMissing personsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeUnited KingdomFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 18:08:52 GMTRescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.iBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMaterials industryIndustriesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 19:54:33 GMTAppalachian St, fab frosh & pace of play in Week 1 A&M's outburst, Boise State's flop and Temple's late-night surprise were just an appetizer.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHeisman TrophyFootballEvents, 29 Aug 2014 19:05:37 GMTPilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday.MICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsAccidentsArmed forcesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMassachusettsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:40:43 GMTAt least 24 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers worked Friday to reach at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua.iBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMaterials industryIndustriesNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 17:58:17 GMTReputed gangster pleads guilty in kidnapping plot South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaSouth CarolinaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:46:59 GMTNew challenge for Tax forms (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHealth care reformGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsHealth issuesHealthIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 18:41:07 GMTPalestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel's premier said the end of the war could mark resumption of peace talks with Abbas.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 18:32:29 GMTUS: Too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan.LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary leadershipGeneral newsMilitary and defensePakistanAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulSouth AsiaAsiaCentral AsiaNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 19:30:48 GMT