FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:53:43 -0700Cops: 3rd Brown player cited in sex assault probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25545531d20546f3b95583f9b93e0912PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police documents say two Brown University football players investigated in an alleged sexual assault talked about a third player's involvement.aGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25545531d20546f3b95583f9b93e0912Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:41:49 GMTReport: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98dfc02d379c4772b5accc3ce84c19efWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98dfc02d379c4772b5accc3ce84c19efWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:44:07 GMTAppeal for soldier convicted in '03 grenade attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a4358d03be84a48a2169f3dc08bb023LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.BRETT BARROUQUEREaGeneral newsCrimeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a4358d03be84a48a2169f3dc08bb023Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:56:55 GMTAnother group splits from Pakistani Talibanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679d16f0cfe349e9842044a513f443e9DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani militant figure says he and several of his associates have split from the Pakistani Taliban and formed their own group, inspired by the Afghan Taliban and their fight against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679d16f0cfe349e9842044a513f443e9Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:48:33 GMTSpanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/410fb6cbfcd44ad68433c1640cd71363MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps.iBusinessGeneral newsThe HolocaustNazismEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/410fb6cbfcd44ad68433c1640cd71363Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:34:27 GMTUN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d68298b975f4390afc28b3d47788961BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany.DAVID RISINGiHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGermanyHamburgSierra LeoneWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d68298b975f4390afc28b3d47788961Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:32 GMTJapan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c70f5c0cd604b79a30731318f3e4965TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals which praised their contributions to the country, the government's top spokesman said Wednesday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesPrayerCabinetsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c70f5c0cd604b79a30731318f3e4965Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:15:18 GMTAltitude issue reported before crash that killed 4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679c2adf40a14994a1545053fa0851c3CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal officials say the pilot of a small plane carrying four Ohio college students radioed the tower after takeoff to say he was having problems climbing and would be returning to the airport.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679c2adf40a14994a1545053fa0851c3Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:48 GMT3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e308622df7444ba77b17867be08f8aInsurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthAccess to health carePersonal spendingHealth care reformMedicationConsumer protection and advocacyHealth issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financeHealth care industryHealth care costsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHealth care policyGovernment policyDiagnosis and treatmentConsumer affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e308622df7444ba77b17867be08f8aWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:35:06 GMTJudge OKs bail for boxer Jermain Taylorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fab9b1da20449c4a48fc0d6c211a9cdMAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeBoxingLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fab9b1da20449c4a48fc0d6c211a9cdWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:26:12 GMTMuslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9214a01e0afd49eba013f37210ea941bROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityCrimes against childrenUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9214a01e0afd49eba013f37210ea941bWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:12 GMTVideo games come of age as spectator sporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d1cf5d28920412fae52d9ed988eed4dNEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."BARBARA ORTUTAYKEN SWEEThtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d1cf5d28920412fae52d9ed988eed4dWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:02 GMTJapan lab unable to replicate stem cell resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24055006c61e43208577b97ed12e0068TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyStem cell researchMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24055006c61e43208577b97ed12e0068Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:56 GMTGirl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b29f6316a57e4508bb3684eee1237949DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b29f6316a57e4508bb3684eee1237949Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:03:12 GMTAuburn, Oregon dealing with key injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9b35a77f164a51a480b6411cbc8357Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country's most dynamic quarterbacks.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9b35a77f164a51a480b6411cbc8357Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:43:52 GMTHotel suite celebrates Boston rock club The Rathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c265163952347269c9bb349c9b28407BOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's swankiest hotels is paying tribute to a dingy rock club.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c265163952347269c9bb349c9b28407Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:47:41 GMT3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8204bd023754657b6fd4c6600068355FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaCanadaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8204bd023754657b6fd4c6600068355Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:54:30 GMTFact sheet: Hyundai Santa Fehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/134a17eae48346768e2cb523dcbc74282014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited FWDThe Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/134a17eae48346768e2cb523dcbc7428Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:35:12 GMTUS journalist thankful for work to secure freedomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1280cb80dad4c918bf5b0ed450d7538CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingJournalistsCrimeNews mediaMediaSyriaUnited StatesMassachusettsMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1280cb80dad4c918bf5b0ed450d7538Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:28 GMTCalifornia beach town sees flooding from hurricanehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b691c8d11a546fda2792fbc09b22869SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b691c8d11a546fda2792fbc09b22869Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:49:10 GMTCorrection: Emmys-List storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60937f2b080840659a19547ccbb2af34In a story Aug. 26 listing the Emmy Awards winners, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Adam Bernstein won for outstanding directing of a miniseries, movie or dramatic special for "Fargo." Colin Bucksey won the category for "Fargo." Bernstein was also nominated for his direction of "Fargo."The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentEmmy AwardsCelebrityMoviesEventsAward showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60937f2b080840659a19547ccbb2af34Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:59:21 GMTEgypt's president will head to US in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fe3c4bf9f8402c96f36206756108a1CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi will visit the United States in September on his first trip there as the country's head of state, the country's official news agency reported Wednesday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fe3c4bf9f8402c96f36206756108a1Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:45 GMTAdvocates want to see NFL act on domestic violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92f52d0e37cf4e2386f00b016f0cc2ecNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, may have triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.TERESA M. WALKERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsDomestic violenceDopingSports governanceViolenceWomen's sportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareHuman rights and civil libertiesProfessional footballFootballNashvilleUnited StatesTennesseeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92f52d0e37cf4e2386f00b016f0cc2ecWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:55:26 GMTSyrian rebels seize border crossing with Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/774d1c0347de474f93d721ad014ee5a8BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said.RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/774d1c0347de474f93d721ad014ee5a8Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:26 GMTErdogan rules out obedient role for successorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ac233ee25b4e768af2f8fb29526d34ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to rule Turkey from behind the scenes.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ac233ee25b4e768af2f8fb29526d34Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:13:40 GMTJournalist killing highlights role of freelancershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660c12251c9e462796264c6c9bd85e50WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660c12251c9e462796264c6c9bd85e50Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:24 GMTUS economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35990812527c4f8488695a56fe5c213fWASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35990812527c4f8488695a56fe5c213fWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:27 GMT13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1602bbe6696e414190d98c37f6948fc1AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week.JAMIE STENGLEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designFashion showsNew York Fashion WeekHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentEventsNew YorkTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1602bbe6696e414190d98c37f6948fc1Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:44:36 GMTUN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2cd43e23533469998bfad4ed5731af9GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMassacresCivil warsWar crimesHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorismPolitical issuesInternational relationsSyriaIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2cd43e23533469998bfad4ed5731af9Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:42:21 GMTFormer Virginia governor wraps up his defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea901c9d78444db6aabf282e37cb6a3cRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The defense for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has rested its case in his public corruption trial.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea901c9d78444db6aabf282e37cb6a3cWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:24 GMTDominican court opens case on ex-Vatican officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ee79cafdd249f2930421e30b507f6aSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A court in the Dominican Republic is taking the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against a former Vatican ambassador to the Caribbean country.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ee79cafdd249f2930421e30b507f6aWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:47:18 GMTIndexes edge lower in early trade; Tiffany gainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fe2ea949a154458936f6c091856e853Financial markets in the U.S. drifted lower in early trading Wednesday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 points for the first time. Investors bid up shares in Tiffany & Co. after the jewelry company reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fe2ea949a154458936f6c091856e853Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:07:33 GMTCongressional Budget Office: US economy predicted to grow by 1.5 percent this yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c0fbf3c442d466aa3a4697a7a8bcfc3WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Budget Office: US economy predicted to grow by 1.5 percent this year.wBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c0fbf3c442d466aa3a4697a7a8bcfc3Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:01:01 GMTTime Warner Cable says outages largely resolvedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c4ca92d93941c0a446fdbc10c09c38NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsService outagesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45c4ca92d93941c0a446fdbc10c09c38Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:57:05 GMTHyundai's top SUV making sales gainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abec3c1e5f1348b299b4827633f09d2fThe 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abec3c1e5f1348b299b4827633f09d2fWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:34:49 GMTImage of Asia: Starting the hajj in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3de5ba1228b498792978d5f2e0dbb46In this photo by Dar Yasin, a Muslim in Indian-ruled Kashmir is hugged by her relative before leaving on the hajj to Mecca. Governments of many countries help arrange travel for local Muslims making the journey, and daily flights from Kashmir's main city, Srinagar, to Saudi Arabia started Wednesday and continue until Sept. 12. More than 3 million Muslims worldwide make the pilgrimage each year, but recent reports say Saudi Arabia plans to restrict the number this year to about 1.3 million because of construction projects in the holy city.The Associated PressaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3de5ba1228b498792978d5f2e0dbb46Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:48 GMTAPNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Corehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b27eb2495ab48f88ffdaaef868b00b0BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsGovernment programsStudent testingEducation policyEducation standardsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b27eb2495ab48f88ffdaaef868b00b0Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:28:06 GMTCantwell targets small business loan gender gaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/168e56d4579d4beaad9227a4d60cae4eNEW YORK (AP) — Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessSmall business financingEconomyGovernment and politicsLegislationGender ratioCareersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislatureDemographicsSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/168e56d4579d4beaad9227a4d60cae4eWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:12:56 GMTSources: US considering new relief mission in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1292e6c9850940dcafa07ecb3d81b5f8WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesWar and unrestMilitant groupsMunicipal governmentsMilitary affairsInternational relationsLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesBaghdadMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1292e6c9850940dcafa07ecb3d81b5f8Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:23:40 GMTSheriff's office: Military jet crashes in Virginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a17841ff9c93413aa39e43e1cacf654dDEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia.aGeneral newsAccidentsPoliceAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a17841ff9c93413aa39e43e1cacf654dWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:40:30 GMTSheriff's office: Military jet crashes in western Virginia; State Police en route to scenehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa28ccbbaf1d4102ab6c2f96a04695a8DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Sheriff's office: Military jet crashes in western Virginia; State Police en route to scene.aGeneral newsPoliceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa28ccbbaf1d4102ab6c2f96a04695a8Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:11 GMT3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c86b5920d14c5ba1713e7ce5a74fc1JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three playful lion cubs made their public debut Wednesday, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsAnimalsLionsZoological parksMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c86b5920d14c5ba1713e7ce5a74fc1Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:17:13 GMTIMF chief Lagarde under investigation in Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b7ee54426dc4ac08409c61c66953763PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b7ee54426dc4ac08409c61c66953763Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:13:47 GMTKeaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2930273a0be741dc90f2a1df343c71d7VENICE, Italy (AP) — Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superhero.JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsPerforming artsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2930273a0be741dc90f2a1df343c71d7Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:48:14 GMTAlarm as Nicaragua starts canal route surveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5c0c411e2f478ebb4ae17bd6b6e082MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua's planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century.LUIS GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsNicaraguaPanama CanalChinaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaPanamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e5c0c411e2f478ebb4ae17bd6b6e082Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:28:04 GMTIran says purported Israeli drone came from northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e64939102c894c0bbcfa836df9942b37TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general said Wednesday that a purported Israeli drone shot down near a nuclear facility in the Islamic Republic flew in from a northern country that once was part of the Soviet Union.iGeneral newsDrone aircraftAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIsraelTehranIranMiddle EastSoviet UnionAzerbaijanEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e64939102c894c0bbcfa836df9942b37Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:44:43 GMTBound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6599c540cb9242d7a0f824811dc7bdcfPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6599c540cb9242d7a0f824811dc7bdcfWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:21:18 GMTAfghan presidential candidates pull out of audithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd29c3d83dd4df69ac65cedffc42b2bKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June runoff.AMIR SHAHREBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsInternational agreementsWar and unrestElectionsRun-off electionsCampaignsGovernment and politicsNational electionsVotingInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd29c3d83dd4df69ac65cedffc42b2bWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:40:22 GMTPhiladelphia plans parade for Little League teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f61c5f291408424d91ab7178c200544aPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A youth baseball team whose star female pitcher appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated is getting the champion's treatment as the city hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballBaseballParadesEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsRecreation and leisureLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f61c5f291408424d91ab7178c200544aWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:24:25 GMTFinland, Sweden increase ties to NATOhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4db99e27bd2c40cda221c104324bbb2eHELSINKI (AP) — Finland and Sweden plan to work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations, officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsMilitary and defenseInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSwedenFinlandUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4db99e27bd2c40cda221c104324bbb2eWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT