FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2015 15:16:48 -07:00Judge denies bid to halt Oklahoma inmate's execution, 28 Aug 2015 21:37:49 GMTMcALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ruled against an Oklahoma death row inmate whose attorneys were seeking to halt his upcoming execution for the 2002 killing of his 9-month-old daughter. 911 calls from fatal fire: 'Send somebody fast', 28 Aug 2015 22:05:02 GMTHomeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.'s GDP posts second consecutive contraction, 28 Aug 2015 22:00:37 GMTSAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government says gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter, sending the economy of Latin America's biggest country into a technical recession. Tropical Storm Erika hit Florida? Many factors at play, 28 Aug 2015 21:37:32 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to weaken into a tropical depression. advances to Winston-Salem final, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:55 GMTWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating 13th-seeded Steve Johnson of the U.S. 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday. Latest: Defense says ex-senior's boasts were 'damning', 28 Aug 2015 21:03:14 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces, 28 Aug 2015 20:24:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections. Latest: Victim's mom: Prosecutors didn't try hard enough, 28 Aug 2015 21:20:53 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local): Latest: Father of slain reporter says he will buy gun, 28 Aug 2015 21:01:57 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local): warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept, 28 Aug 2015 21:41:07 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement. suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge, 28 Aug 2015 22:08:34 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case. in Bahrain kills police officer, wounds 7 others, 28 Aug 2015 21:09:55 GMTMANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — An explosion in Bahrain has killed one police officer and wounded seven other people, among them a child, the country's Interior Ministry said late Friday. National News Calendar, 28 Aug 2015 20:43:48 GMTEds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 - September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final, 28 Aug 2015 20:30:45 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals. nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message, 28 Aug 2015 21:37:32 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy. student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:30 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips, 28 Aug 2015 20:29:48 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by extends border closure despite Colombia's protests, 28 Aug 2015 21:45:29 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he would extend the week-old partial closure of the border with Colombia to four more cities and send an additional 3,000 troops to the area, doubling down on a policy has drawn rebuke by Colombian leaders. fire crews hope for a break in the weather, 28 Aug 2015 20:56:37 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim. inmate testifies at hearing focused on his sanity, 28 Aug 2015 20:49:58 GMTMcALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter mumbled about religion Friday during a hearing about his sanity, but only answered a few questions when testifying. THE NUMBERS: The stock market's wild week, 28 Aug 2015 21:31:50 GMTThe U.S. stock market had a wild week as investors fretted about the declining health of the Chinese economy. prep school student convicted of sex charges, 28 Aug 2015 20:34:10 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. working with psychologist following Wilson's death, 28 Aug 2015 21:56:44 GMTSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sage Karam says he has sought counseling this week from a psychologist to deal with his emotions following the death of Justin Wilson."Candy Man" doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions, 28 Aug 2015 21:58:35 GMTSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" has been convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers that authorities said led to the overdose deaths of 20 patients. Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:40 GMTALSIP, Ill. (AP) — Relatives and civil rights activists gathered at the gravesite of Emmett Till to remember the black Chicago teenager 60 years after he was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. lineups for the Sunday news shows, 28 Aug 2015 20:59:26 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Storm Erika to lose steam, but death toll rising, 28 Aug 2015 21:51:21 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday as it skirted along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included at least a dozen people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:15 GMTWell, that was exciting. football team gets live tiger mascot for season opener, 28 Aug 2015 20:51:07 GMTMASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A high school football team that has had a live tiger cub at games for decades started the season with its traditional mascot on hand, even though the district hasn't proved to the state that the mascot's display would meet stricter rules for possessing exotic animals. No retrial for white officer who shot black man, 28 Aug 2015 22:01:58 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction. winners don't get largesse, but get left out, 28 Aug 2015 22:04:14 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. clerk who denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples appeals to US Supreme Court, 28 Aug 2015 20:20:37 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk who denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples appeals to US Supreme Court. W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina, 28 Aug 2015 21:12:15 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago. Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024, 28 Aug 2015 21:47:12 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns. sets modest goals to diversity its workforce, 28 Aug 2015 21:56:04 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict, 28 Aug 2015 21:41:07 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II never quite crossed the line from being just another angry guy to doing something that would have prevented him from buying the gun he used to kill two former co-workers on live TV in Virginia. Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside, 28 Aug 2015 20:41:22 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland, 28 Aug 2015 20:28:48 GMTOULU, Finland (AP) — Zac "The Magnet" Monro opened the final of the Air Guitar World Championships Friday with a neat mime of playing an electric guitar to rock music that shook the ground beneath the feet of a few hundred gathered in a rainy small city square in northern Finland. Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82, 28 Aug 2015 21:50:00 GMTAl Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local): plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot, 28 Aug 2015 20:54:16 GMTNEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. police: Trooper dragged after motorcycle struck dies, 28 Aug 2015 22:05:14 GMTSPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state trooper who was dragged for several miles after his motorcycle was struck by a car and trailer on a Michigan highway has died. Johnson lands in early 3-way tie at Barclays, 28 Aug 2015 20:37:20 GMTEDISON, N.J. (AP) — British Open champion Zach Johnson got his putter going Friday and landed in a three-way tie for the lead among early starters at The Barclays. defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit, 28 Aug 2015 21:38:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has asked a judge to reject a student's lawsuit alleging it failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse. Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded, 28 Aug 2015 21:32:10 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local): asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case, 28 Aug 2015 20:29:04 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry, 28 Aug 2015 20:19:37 GMTSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series. theater shooter being assessed for prison, 28 Aug 2015 20:39:08 GMTDENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is being assessed at a Denver facility to determine where he should begin serving his lifelong prison sentence. funding new high-tech venture, 28 Aug 2015 21:18:11 GMTMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout, 28 Aug 2015 20:35:57 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party.