FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Aug 2014 08:21:12 -0700Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony, Va. (AP) — After former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 15:18:22 GMTAmazon seeks to reach viewers with 'Hand of God' ANGELES (AP) — Dana Delany had an urge.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentReligionMoviesSocial affairs, 23 Aug 2014 15:03:15 GMTShakhtar's stadium damaged by shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium has been damaged by shelling during the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.iGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:55:45 GMTIndia, Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir; 4 dead, India (AP) — India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeWar and unrestBorder securityArmed forcesEconomyBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndiaPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 13:26:55 GMTSharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is stressing the importance of keeping violence out of a New York City rally over the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 15:07:47 GMTDemocrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan (AP) — Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPrimary electionsPolitical organizationsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 13:39:20 GMTMali releases ex-judge of extremist tribunal, Mali (AP) — A Malian activist says an al-Qaida-appointed judge from the Islamic tribunal that meted out harsh punishments while much of the country was under Islamist rule has been released for lack of evidence.iGeneral newsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 15:02:30 GMTIceland: Subglacial eruption is underway, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesGlaciersNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:56:29 GMTObama again faces tug of military action in Syria (AP) — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsIslamGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 13:49:23 GMTAP Sportlight — Holcombe Ward wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisLittle League World SeriesWomen's sportsMen's sportsBaseballSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesSports governanceYouth baseballSportsEventsYouth sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 12:21:01 GMTDebaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsSocial affairsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 11:35:03 GMTTexas marijuana farm a rare find near border, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANaGeneral newsAgricultureImmigrationCrimeIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasMexicoUnited StatesShermanNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 14:36:59 GMTIcelandic Met Office: Small subglacial eruption underway at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic Met Office: Small subglacial eruption underway at Bardarbunga volcano.iGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:42:53 GMTQuakes surge around Iceland volcano; no eruption, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.iGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesSeismologyGlaciersNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureEarth scienceIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 13:41:21 GMTTV SportsWatch — Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, at SpaThe Associated PresssWomen's sportsMen's golfLittle League World SeriesWomen's golfHigh school sportsWomen's soccerGolfBaseballYouth baseballYouth soccerProfessional soccerProfessional baseballFormula OneSportsMen's sportsEventsSoccerYouth sportsAutomobile racingTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaCaliforniaSan FranciscoColoradoBoulderPennsylvaniaSeattleDenverSeoulLas VegasPortlandEast AsiaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth KoreaAsiaNevadaOregon, 23 Aug 2014 12:24:22 GMTChicago's Pullman site could become national park (AP) — It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by industrialist George M. Pullman in the 19th century, was a sort of blue-collar utopia for people who worked at his state-of-the-art factory, where they built luxurious railroad sleeping cars.TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsNational parksNeighborhoodsAfrican-AmericansHistoric homesPolitical movementsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelResidential real estateHome and gardenPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 14:30:12 GMT5 Things to watch this weekend at The Barclays, N.J. (AP) — In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 15:12:12 GMTEgypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire (AP) — Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.SARAH EL DEEBMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesWar crimesInternational lawCourtsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 14:47:38 GMTStreets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.SARA BURNETTJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 15:18:54 GMTPolice officer accused of sex assaults on patrol CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsSportsPolice brutalityAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityCrimeHigh school footballFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHigh school sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 12:10:12 GMT2 European sat-nav satellites in off-course orbits (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 12:48:47 GMTScientists: Quakes surge around Iceland volcano, Iceland (AP) — A surge in seismic activity hit Iceland's restless Bardarbunga volcano on Saturday, but the country's Meteorological Office said it saw no evidence yet of any eruptions.iGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesSeismologyGlaciersEarth scienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:19:26 GMTChina shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival (AP) — Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers' office and hauled away two event officials. The move against a rare venue where films critical of the government could be screened is seen as a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls.DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 14:34:33 GMTPhelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's sportsSwimmingRecord setting eventsSummer Olympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 13:26:16 GMT6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElections, 23 Aug 2014 13:23:03 GMTSierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaIvory Coast, 23 Aug 2014 13:29:34 GMT4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions (AP) — They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.NANCY BENACwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsSiblingsLegislatureHealthRelationshipsLifestyleEnergy industryIndustriesNew YorkMonacoKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 13:21:27 GMTIceland raises aviation volcano alert to red, Iceland (AP) — Iceland on Saturday raised its aviation alert for the restless Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating that some type of an eruption was either imminent or in progress.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesGlaciersEarth scienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:39:01 GMTNoise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsNew YorkManhattanNew York CityLong Island SoundUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 14:34:50 GMT2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologySpace launchesSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 15:05:25 GMTUS picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballMen's tennisTennisBasketballEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballUnited StatesNew YorkPuerto RicoNew York CityNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 14:41:44 GMTNico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:00:36 GMTThis Date In Baseball — The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies at Philadelphia 2-1 in 20 innings behind the complete game pitching of Ed Reulbach.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsProfessional baseballSports bettingSportsBaseballMen's sportsSports businessLos AngelesPhiladelphiaNew York CityTorontoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioCanada, 23 Aug 2014 12:14:56 GMTIran says no need for UN to revisit military site, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons.NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsWeapons of mass destructionInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTehranIranMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 15:19:19 GMTKoch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers (AP) — A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics.NANCY BENACwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsSiblingsPhilanthropic foundationsRelationshipsLifestylePhilanthropySocial affairsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 13:25:19 GMTMigrant boat carrying 250 capsizes off Libya, Libya (AP) — A boat carrying over 250 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast near the capital Tripoli, a coast guard official said Saturday.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 13:53:07 GMTIceland says subglacial eruption is underway, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureGlaciersEarth scienceIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:49:59 GMTIraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad (AP) — A suicide bomber hit an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension amid a fragile political transition.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 13:40:55 GMTMayor: Jackie Robinson West 'pride of Chicago' (AP) — The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.aGeneral newsSportsYouth baseballLittle League World SeriesMunicipal governmentsBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 15:04:18 GMTSaturday's Time Schedule White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.The Associated PresssGolfFormula OneProfessional baseballYouth baseballSportsAutomobile racingBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsHoustonPennsylvaniaKansas CityLos AngelesWashingtonSt. LouisNew York CityClevelandTorontoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriCaliforniaIndianaNew YorkOhioOntarioCanada, 23 Aug 2014 12:25:27 GMTIraq officials say suicide bomber hits Interior Ministry office in Baghdad, kills 11 people (AP) — Iraq officials say suicide bomber hits Interior Ministry office in Baghdad, kills 11 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 11:46:21 GMTFerguson residents struggling with daily life, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 14:30:50 GMTGay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future ANGELES (AP) — Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.MATT HAMILTONaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansSpasBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLos AngelesHamiltonHollywoodOhioCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 14:32:55 GMTIceland raises aviation code for Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating some eruption, Iceland (AP) — Iceland raises aviation code for Bardarbunga volcano to red, indicating some eruption.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 14:25:37 GMTChina says 8 convicted terrorists executed in west (AP) — Chinese state media say eight convicted terrorists have been executed in western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 15:12:30 GMTSweden: Protesters injured by mounted police, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say several people were injured, including one seriously, when mounted police charged demonstrators in the southern part of the country.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestSwedenDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 15:04:32 GMTRussian aid trucks leave; Merkel seeks cease-fire, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOViGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaUkraineKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 14:19:54 GMTEbola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 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 politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneLagosGabon, 23 Aug 2014 12:13:41 GMTThousands gather in Nepal for human flag record, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people holding colored boards gathered in Nepal's capital on Saturday in an attempt to break the record for the largest human national flag.iGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 13:25:48 GMTMilitia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15 (AP) — Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital on Saturday killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 others, a senior Islamist militia leader and a militia spokesman said.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaTripoliAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 12:11:26 GMT