FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 10:41:22 -0700German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing (AP) — A German police officer went on trial Friday accused of strangling and chopping up a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDresdenGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 16:36:51 GMT'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway YORK (AP) — "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:20 GMTWashington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides, Wash. (AP) — Rain unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides and damaging homes and closing highways in north central Washington.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTrafficStormsTransportationFiresWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:31 GMTUS OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18 YORK (AP) — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's tennisMen's sportsAthlete injuriesEventsAthlete healthNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:00:08 GMTCleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark (AP) — Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side neighborhood.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:22:14 GMTArtist Christo says river project at a standstill CITY, Colo. (AP) — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCanon CityColorado RiverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:29:58 GMTUS OPEN 2014: Capsules on top men's players to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsUnited StatesNew YorkNew York CityTorontoNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 22 Aug 2014 17:03:18 GMTPope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death (AP) — Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:43:01 GMTDonaldson retains lead at Czech Masters UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters and keep alive his hopes of a spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team.sSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEvents, 22 Aug 2014 17:15:21 GMTObama's vacations in line with US average, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaLifestyleGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:26:17 GMTIce bucket challenge may change nonprofit world YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentSocial mediaCharity fundraisingOnline mediaNonprofit business and financeIndividual givingGlaciologyDiseases and conditionsMediaPhilanthropySocial affairsBusinessNeurological disordersHealthGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEarth scienceScienceEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 22 Aug 2014 17:35:53 GMTEx-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about taking two loans totaling $70,000 from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than calling his father on his 80th birthday.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:36:30 GMTIraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack (AP) — Iraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack .iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestIraqMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 16:31:26 GMTUS OPEN 2014: Capsules on top women's players to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Aug 2014 17:01:47 GMTUS, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyInternational agreementsForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievMoscowDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:54 GMTFacts about US racial unrest (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityRiotsArrestsAfrican-AmericansPolice brutalityCrimeMunicipal governmentsPolitical assassinationsBroadcast televisionWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesViolenceLocal governmentsAssassinationsTelevisionMediaViolent crimeUnited StatesLos AngelesIllinoisChicagoMissouriCaliforniaSt. LouisNewarkNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 22 Aug 2014 17:16:22 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 22 Aug 2014 17:07:18 GMTVerstappen focused on exams as well as F1 history, Belgium (AP) — Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting his school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 17:06:28 GMTEbola spreads in Nigeria with 2 new cases, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.BASHIR ADIGUNJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaNigeriaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaLagosGabon, 22 Aug 2014 17:36:19 GMTColorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBoulderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:09 GMTRussian aid convoy reaches war-torn Luhansk, Ukraine (AP) — Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine's stalling tactics, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineCrimeaMoscowRussiaKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:26 GMTMan charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza (AP) — A 33-year-old man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:30:42 GMTSouthwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDallasAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:57 GMTUN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000 (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil warsWar casualtiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 17:37:37 GMTEbola outbreak revives interest in 'The Hot Zone' YORK (AP) — The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone."aArts and entertainmentHealthDisease outbreaksBooks and literatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthEntertainmentWest AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 17:27:39 GMTSunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack (AP) — Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismNational governmentsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:22:21 GMTHuckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.PHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionParentingEventsRelationships2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 22 Aug 2014 17:39:30 GMTStocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUkraineUnited StatesJacksonRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:49 GMTYemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsEconomyIslamReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestBusinessYemenSanaaMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 17:38:05 GMTLawsuit filed over immigrants' access to lawyers, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers has filed a lawsuit against federal immigration authorities, claiming detainees at a New Mexico detention center aren't getting proper legal representation.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsImmigrationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsNew MexicoArtesiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:20:23 GMTGaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesEspionageCease firesCrimeGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:23 GMTOops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels, Pa. (AP) — People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeSomersetPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:08:50 GMTManziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:38:50 GMTHernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Friday to throw out perjury charges, saying Shayanna Jenkins did not willfully lie as she was bombarded with 1,630 questions over two days before a grand jury.MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:44:31 GMTCanadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip (AP) — Canada says "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsJournalismMediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNews mediaCanadaChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:13 GMT2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.aGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:41:12 GMTFriends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington, Vt. (AP) — Friends, family and fellow politicians say the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords took his Vermont roots with him to Washington.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationEnvironmental educationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsVermontRutlandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:16:13 GMTDinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah LAKE CITY (AP) — A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsSciencePaleontologyDinosaursCrocodilesReptilesAnimalsUtahColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:06:48 GMTPentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineRussiaMoscowEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 17:14:49 GMTAmnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults, Mali (AP) — Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's ongoing unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, an international human rights group charged. .BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 17:16:41 GMTExpectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling.DAVID McHUGHaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 17:37:16 GMTNASCAR rolls out glitzy new ad campaign for Chase, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new advertising campaign officially launched on Friday with the theme of: "Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail."fBusinessSportsSports marketingOnline mediaAutomobile racingNASCARSports businessMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsMediaCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:36:43 GMTTeacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school, Mont. (AP) — A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district.aBusinessGeneral newsPregnancy and childbirthReligionChristianitySocial affairsSexual and reproductive healthHealthWomen's healthButteMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:54:26 GMTPentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:59 GMTSerbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.DUSAN STOJANOVICiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeSerbiaCrimeaRussiaEuropeEastern EuropeUkraine, 22 Aug 2014 16:50:04 GMTYellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.MARTIN CRUTSINGERMATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJacksonUnited StatesWyomingNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:27:05 GMTSuspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup.aOdditiesJuneauAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:37 GMT2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff (AP) — Two parolees have been charged with holding two adults and six children hostage in a 20-hour standoff in a Chicago suburb.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 17:31:36 GMTObama offers new accommodations on birth control (AP) — The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsBirth controlSexual and reproductive health, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:31 GMTRyan Truex cleared to race at Bristol, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Truex is back behind the wheel of his Toyota for BK Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.sSportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARAthlete healthTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 16:42:49 GMT