FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:48 -0700USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.GREG BEACHAMsSportsCollege footballAthlete injuriesCollege sportsFootballAthlete health, 27 Aug 2014 22:51:05 GMTPhiladelphia honors Little League team with parade (AP) — The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion's treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsYouth baseballParadesBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMLB baseballProfessional baseballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:20:27 GMTBoxer Jermain Taylor out on bond after shooting, Ark. (AP) — Boxer Jermain Taylor was freed on $25,000 bond Wednesday after police detained the former middleweight champion in the shooting of his cousin at Taylor's suburban Little Rock home.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeBoxingCrimeLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:43:46 GMTUSC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie ANGELES (AP) — USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie.aGeneral newsCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootball, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:02 GMTCourt overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks (AP) — Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsReligious strifeHate crimesLegal proceedingsReligionCrimeChristianitySocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:13:53 GMTReport: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:57:54 GMT'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.MARGERY A. BECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimePoliceCrimeTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:47:09 GMTQ-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria (AP) — Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State group, was part of a growing number of Americans and other foreigners recruited by terror groups to help them wage war in the Mideast.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastMinnesotaSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 21:54:29 GMTFeds allows logging after huge California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow logging on nearly 52 square miles of the Sierra Nevada burned last year in a massive California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessFiresAccidents and disastersForestsMaterials industryIndustriesNatural disastersEnvironment and natureBotanyTreesEnvironmental activismBiologyPlantsEnvironmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:05:47 GMTApple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.htBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesNational courtsPatentsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeGeneral newsConsumer electronicsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSan JoseUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:11:21 GMTFeds protect 20 species of coral as threatened (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceCoralsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsOceansAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeClimatePacific OceanAtlantic Ocean, 27 Aug 2014 22:05:39 GMTRoyals' Yost implores fans to show up to games CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:32:24 GMTGirl abducted from school testifies about ordeal (AP) — A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsKidnappingCrimeViolent crimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:10:05 GMTOklahoma St looks to keep momentum, questions loom, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State opens the season with some serious questions on deck.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCollege footballAthlete recruitingFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballOklahomaStillwaterFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:19:24 GMTOdor slam leads Rangers over Mariners 12-4 (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.JOSH LIEBESKINDsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:42:44 GMTMan arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing (AP) — A Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in the slaying of his estranged wife even as the whereabouts of her two young children remained unclear.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:35:40 GMTBig neutral site games highlight opening weekend beyond campus for the big games this weekend: College football's season-opening extravaganza features four marquee matchups in NFL stadiums.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballHoustonFresnoFloridaAlabamaWashingtonCaliforniaNorth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:26:18 GMTNo. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.AARON BEARDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:31:20 GMTBlackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 22:13:48 GMTEcuadoran police sentenced for attack on president, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEcuadorQuitoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 21:44:15 GMTSteve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping YORK (AP) — American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of severe cramping.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:45 GMTIndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date, La. (AP) — The IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.BRETT MARTELsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:17:49 GMTChris Soules is ABC's new 'Bachelor' YORK (AP) — ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor."ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Aug 2014 21:28:50 GMTCalifornia beach town sees flooding from hurricane BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier, and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesLong BeachPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:32 GMTSEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureRecessions and depressionsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate creditEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationFinancial servicesIndustries, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:40 GMTParents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby, Utah (AP) — The Utah parents of a woman accused of abandoning her baby in a trash can say their daughter didn't understand what she was doing was wrong.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaSalt Lake City, 27 Aug 2014 21:59:26 GMTPolice: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related (AP) — Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third victim who was badly wounded also was tossed in the river but managed to swim ashore, police said.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:52:01 GMTShooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.JACQUES BILLEAUDGENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:20:40 GMTUtah approves winery in town with polygamous sect LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessChristianityWineriesReligionSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRecreation and leisureBeveragesMarriageFamily issuesUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:20:34 GMTRapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeIllegal weaponsCrimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:27:58 GMTMissouri governor names new public safety director LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERDAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinetsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:59:51 GMTVermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so.aOdditiesRestaurantsFood and drinkLifestyleVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:45:34 GMTDefense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionMarriageLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:35:27 GMTPolice: Son of slain woman found at home, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the person found dead at the home of a couple after the husband allegedly killed his wife at a New Jersey hospital was the couple's son.GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:53 GMTDogs get blues when youngsters go back to school ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaEdmondUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 27 Aug 2014 22:23:14 GMTPettersen looks for third win in Portland, Ore. (AP) — Defending champion Suzann Pettersen looks to make tournament history as the headliner in the LPGA Portland Classic starting Thursday at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club.NICK DASCHELsSportsWomen's golfGolfSports sponsorshipWomen's sportsSports businessPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:16 GMTPhotos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria.DIAA HADIDJOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar crimesWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesWeapons laws and regulationsInternational lawReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaMiddle EastGenevaUnited StatesIraqSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:56:12 GMTDeal on health care aids port contract talks ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to reach a new contract that would keep hundreds of billions of dollars of cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaBusinessGeneral news, 27 Aug 2014 21:26:21 GMTObama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsImmigrationSeparation of powersLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:14:41 GMTUS to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims (AP) — In a first-of-its-kind ruling that could make it easier for some immigrant women to win permission to remain legally in the United States, the Justice Department Board of Immigration Appeals has determined that Guatemalan women who fled their country due to domestic violence can qualify for asylum.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsDomestic violenceImmigrationFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesHuman welfareUnited StatesGuatemalaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 21:12:48 GMTLabor protest disrupts Argentine capital AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesLabor economyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesPricesArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 22:11:53 GMTReview: Meta and mad, 'The Congress' is a trip"Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone," prophesies Danny Huston's wide-grinning movie studio head in Ari Folman's "The Congress."JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:23 GMTSuper PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNew HampshireBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:10 GMTPolice: Diplomat accused of beating, no charges, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.aGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsVirginiaEquatorial GuineaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 22:11:01 GMTJudge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit (AP) — A former child model can dismiss his lawsuit that accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii, but he has the option to re-file it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:02:52 GMTPilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 21:22:42 GMTCold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge splash, cold cash.ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealth, 27 Aug 2014 21:48:22 GMTSam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:56 GMTAP NewsAlert ANGELES (AP) — USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 27 Aug 2014 22:48:52 GMTA leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case YORK (AP) — An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:48:26 GMT