FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:58:23 -07:00Chicago law clerk is fired after posing as judgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93e36d0a24664ef8b6d468fe202e46e7Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:21 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — A law clerk running unopposed for a judgeship has been fired after she was accused of donning a robe and taking the bench in a Chicago courtroom to hear some minor traffic cases.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93e36d0a24664ef8b6d468fe202e46e7Egypt approves law on churches despite Christian oppositionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92d97d2495ea48ac843bade77acc4dd7Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:36:55 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says parliament has approved a first-ever law to regulate the construction of churches despite opposition from rights groups and Coptic Christian leaders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92d97d2495ea48ac843bade77acc4dd7Crashed sightseeing plane pulled from lake near New Orleanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a042b47afd845cba5a6e9744d4f9508Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:40:50 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crane on a barge lifted the wreckage of a small sightseeing plane from a lake near New Orleans on Tuesday, the bodies of the pilot and a passenger still in the cabin, authorities said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a042b47afd845cba5a6e9744d4f9508Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb15e5b8394746df9237868862302dd8Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:04 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb15e5b8394746df9237868862302dd810 things to look forward to at the movies this fallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe3c0006d39a47e1b8dbaf79b959b045Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:12 GMTOut with the summer, in with the fall. Please hurry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe3c0006d39a47e1b8dbaf79b959b045Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstructionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce4608fe3d64dc996b040e8a1cd80adTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:48:02 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bce4608fe3d64dc996b040e8a1cd80adIntoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e07028bfe847c3b63f888dd7757947Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:42:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e07028bfe847c3b63f888dd7757947The Latest: Seventh university also removed flag over summerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c5e0892a81d4395a28c7e5970b54985Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:18:04 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on universities removing the Mississippi state flag (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c5e0892a81d4395a28c7e5970b54985Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallies Christians in Bostonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6774c90cd1864d079ec70223e0333380Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:05:58 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham has urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common to vote in the November election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6774c90cd1864d079ec70223e0333380The Latest: Car of man accused of kidnapping wife foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b85442630334bf9baf4c06f6a53b19bTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:11:34 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a police search for a Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping his wife at gunpoint (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b85442630334bf9baf4c06f6a53b19bLatest: Brown posts videos as police wait outside his homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41797e9ec1b2442fb5b24922fb61b60fTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:39:05 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a police response at Chris Brown's California home (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41797e9ec1b2442fb5b24922fb61b60fSeattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ed97672a6df41e682d7433f35f72942Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:57 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ed97672a6df41e682d7433f35f72942State funeral in Amatrice honors 37 quake victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a02efa93ebd4950b59d6497c9af2fbaTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:44:17 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An Italian bishop issued a sharp critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a02efa93ebd4950b59d6497c9af2fbaNorth Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75718e0b7684072a98de5dd628679c2Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:46:59 GMTRODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75718e0b7684072a98de5dd628679c2LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71bacffe661845498f27eb4079532c9cTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:49 GMTAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71bacffe661845498f27eb4079532c9cFormer Wesleyan football player gets probation in drug casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff2c7bb10d394c21bc38831c6c12fa68Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:58:09 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Wesleyan University football player has been sentenced to six months of home confinement on federal charges that he supplied recreational hallucinogenic drugs to his teammates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff2c7bb10d394c21bc38831c6c12fa6820 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/482ceae531ac46e49a4cebd123a31c4eTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:12:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/482ceae531ac46e49a4cebd123a31c4ePolitics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbe6acca94ea41f09820f546460ef58eTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:15:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbe6acca94ea41f09820f546460ef58eChicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go siteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dbceac7d0f84849880e186c10e98c01Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:46:39 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: "Pokemon Go" characters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dbceac7d0f84849880e186c10e98c01The Latest: 2014 runner-up Nishikori avoids 1st-round exithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/571048fb0a5f42839478f97c1020edc4Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:57:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/571048fb0a5f42839478f97c1020edc4Blaze erupts at Gap Inc. distribution center in New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71c99ad3e094d899bf53d10c951e453Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:16:02 GMTFISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71c99ad3e094d899bf53d10c951e453Australian claiming British title stays jailed in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d4c55dc7ddc47a7a07e846390b103b6Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:17:41 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title has been ordered by a judge to remain jailed in Las Vegas pending the resolution of multiple felony charges.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d4c55dc7ddc47a7a07e846390b103b6Ex-Guantanamo detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702d0b6d7f6c4867b02be8f8ba98ac8fTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:45:01 GMTMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan authorities say that a resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now returned to Uruguay.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702d0b6d7f6c4867b02be8f8ba98ac8fNonprofit group surprises Flint kids with free backpackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1817017fcb43e3b8ac4172d0c7bc3fTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:43:25 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit group is giving backpacks filled with school supplies to all 5,500 students in Flint's public school district, the latest philanthropic effort aimed at helping the city dealing with the aftermath of a lead-tainted water crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1817017fcb43e3b8ac4172d0c7bc3fVladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Floridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c864ad4b4374e29a7a8bf707378fc00Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:38:30 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket. No, not THAT Vladimir Putin.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c864ad4b4374e29a7a8bf707378fc00US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b88d2494cc64412486ff1cce7183809dTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:57:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East is criticizing Iran for what he calls provocative and unsafe maneuvers in the Persian Gulf.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b88d2494cc64412486ff1cce7183809dVictim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ef2e4164b6454fb4b3cd21a2e4c1b9Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:35:57 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5ef2e4164b6454fb4b3cd21a2e4c1b95 face weapons charges in deadly New Jersey highway shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/646251c789e34503927969cab8995569Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:09:06 GMTEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Four men and a teenager have been charged in a rolling shootout on a New Jersey highway that left one man dead and four of the suspects injured.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/646251c789e34503927969cab8995569Police at Chris Brown's home after woman sought assistancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9538e0e0d3145d49ab44f535af41d6cTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:07:43 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities responded to singer Chris Brown's Los Angeles home early Tuesday after a woman called police seeking assistance, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9538e0e0d3145d49ab44f535af41d6cMcCain challenge, sheriff's latest bid top Arizona primaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99e4935f357d4de19a3678287f022efcTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:48:28 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Primary challenges to two of the state's longest-serving Republicans are drawing attention as Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99e4935f357d4de19a3678287f022efcWNBA back in action after Olympic break, top teams slip uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a1150c64dd40db9adcbd2684f8f7a3Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:19:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is back in full swing after the monthlong Olympic break and if the opening weekend was any indication, it's going to be an exciting final few weeks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a1150c64dd40db9adcbd2684f8f7a3The Latest: Kaine describes Trump campaign as con jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e588639b084ae2b302959de86f4526Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:10:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e588639b084ae2b302959de86f4526Prosecution presents case to oust Brazil President Rousseffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aac92eb3bb2b408cb70c01834fb44af8Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:34:15 GMTBRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The lead prosecutor in the trial to oust Brazil's first female president said Tuesday that Dilma Rousseff had committed "fraud" in her accounting practices, then came to tears saying she hopes the leader forgives her for causing her to suffer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aac92eb3bb2b408cb70c01834fb44af8Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd95884901e94d85a60d6a5fd0a20802Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd95884901e94d85a60d6a5fd0a20802Indictment: Woman used feds' fake university to get visashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48e371c6aba04a16834e2f9a0408ae0fTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:33:39 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a New York City woman Tuesday for her alleged role in a student visa "pay to stay" scam uncovered after federal authorities set up a fake university.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48e371c6aba04a16834e2f9a0408ae0fLas Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5da63e9ecfe8443683ab69698d05075bTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:39:32 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5da63e9ecfe8443683ab69698d05075bThe Latest: Attack wounds 3 Turkish troops in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e866d500b594984b49cd8b7de28c5c7Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:55 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e866d500b594984b49cd8b7de28c5c7Another university furls Confederate-themed Mississippi flaghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7a63799236c428c9fd0b6258ad33018Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:47 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi university has stopped flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7a63799236c428c9fd0b6258ad33018Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7351f6c380943c59062b2b196a6768aTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:16:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews with his flight instructors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7351f6c380943c59062b2b196a6768aCourt: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/993435816fd141f2ba48f1df125171e8Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:17:41 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling Tuesday that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren't the biological or adoptive parent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/993435816fd141f2ba48f1df125171e8Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea40d1e99bf043c99bfea1d588b44196Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:26:31 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says its spokesman has been "martyred" in northern Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea40d1e99bf043c99bfea1d588b44196Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8e16b04ded45518ddcfa53f9cf30fbTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:38:04 GMTASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8e16b04ded45518ddcfa53f9cf30fbIsraeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77cd83eb858c48e8801ce4e4f58c6691Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:33 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77cd83eb858c48e8801ce4e4f58c6691Cops: Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped herhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33ffbdfecf0440d198fde796bfa13c0dTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:21:44 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two weeks earlier this summer kidnapped her again Tuesday and is on the run, state police said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33ffbdfecf0440d198fde796bfa13c0dThe Latest: Ana Ivanovic out in 1st round of US Open againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/632e9ae619b24095bf7c3f3832eb28c9Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/632e9ae619b24095bf7c3f3832eb28c9Poll: Man jailed in sex case leads race for Richmond mayorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ea1aceaa0f4aedaeadcaa73023d5d3Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:29:29 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A flamboyant former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl is the current front-runner in the crowded race for Richmond mayor, a new poll shows.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ea1aceaa0f4aedaeadcaa73023d5d3France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45a687b7294e420aae1005817c7d0532Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:37:05 GMTPARIS (AP) — The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45a687b7294e420aae1005817c7d0532Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weaponshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/986b7466ca6d469284d1eee617dd0359Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:36:59 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/986b7466ca6d469284d1eee617dd0359AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d275766505c2455b8953e003aecc8c0bTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:31:20 GMTHARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d275766505c2455b8953e003aecc8c0bState: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBIhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd55086f6dfe4d4bb5fd3ede7680076aTue, 30 Aug 2016 18:44:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd55086f6dfe4d4bb5fd3ede7680076a