FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 09:02:02 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81 (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesState funeralsNational governmentsFunerals and memorial servicesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAgricultureDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 21 Aug 2014 15:42:36 GMTAid group: 2nd US worker with Ebola released (AP) — An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAtlantaLiberiaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 15:02:53 GMTAid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital (AP) — The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:10:51 GMTGreek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.iGeneral newsOdditiesArchaeologyScienceGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:18:40 GMTLiberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHWADE WILLIAMSiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsLiberiaGuineaWest AfricaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:08 GMTPerry campaign funds to cover future legal costs, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaign finance improprietiesState governmentsIndictmentsCrimeCampaignsElectionsLaw and orderTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:26:01 GMTDoctor who was infected with Ebola on his release from hospital: 'Today is a miraculous day' (AP) — Doctor who was infected with Ebola on his release from hospital: 'Today is a miraculous day' .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 21 Aug 2014 15:18:57 GMTSwedish town celebrates link to the Bronx (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsBronxSwedenNew York CityNetherlandsFaroe IslandsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:37:53 GMTOhio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsLifestyleStem cell researchGlaciologyChristianityReligionSocial affairsMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyScienceEarth scienceOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:45:58 GMTImage of Asia: Deterring protesters in Kashmir this photo by Mukhtar Khan, police spray colored water at Kashmiri government employees who are protesting for better job conditions in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The protesters are demanding more pay and a regular status for contract workers. Protests are common in Indian Kashmir, where many residents oppose Indian rule, and police have often used colored water to identify protesters and deter them by ruining their clothes.The Associated PressaGeneral newsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:10 GMT2 American Ebola patients released from hospital (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.KATIE FOODYJEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:46:49 GMTVoice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.JILL LAWLESShtGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaVoice recognitionLanguageTerrorismJournalistsMediaViolent crimeCrimeComputing and information technologyTechnologySocial affairsWar and unrestNews mediaUnited KingdomLondonSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 15:59:06 GMTSerena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMusicUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:38 GMTMarine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:53 GMTUnited lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBusiness travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 21 Aug 2014 15:15:03 GMTMan pleads guilty in fatal Purdue campus attack (AP) — A court official said the man accused in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student pleaded guilty Thursday to murder.CHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:32:45 GMTHostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie (AP) — About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:49:47 GMTSAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal (AP) — Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on his private home.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionParliamentary electionsLegislaturePolitical scandalsPolitical issuesElectionsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 21 Aug 2014 15:44:24 GMTStocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a record YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:55:08 GMTHonda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.TOM KRISHERfBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Aug 2014 15:42:26 GMTColumn: In France, a small team makes a big point (AP) — The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be promotion to bigger and better things.JOHN LEICESTERsSportsInternational soccerSoccerMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:59 GMTUS existing home sales rise for 4th straight month (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome sellingHome buyingHome buildingEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceResidential real estateLifestylePersonal loansPersonal financeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHome and garden, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:01 GMTRossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:35:37 GMTDoctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patients (AP) — A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:23:44 GMTJoel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors YORK (AP) — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward shows, 21 Aug 2014 15:59:44 GMTGauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERfBusinessEconomic growthLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:31 GMTIndonesian court rejects election loser's appeal, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo.ALI KOTARUMALOSNINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsVotingElectionsCrimeSocial affairsNational electionsIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:26 GMTJury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndianaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:21:55 GMTEx-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says tension in his marriage was fueled in part by his wife's difficulty dealing with her staff.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaRichmond, 21 Aug 2014 15:39:41 GMTStocks move higher for a fourth day YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting better results.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisLabor economyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:32 GMTKuwait questions 2 on US terror-funding list, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwaiti police have briefly detained and questioned two men designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as financiers of terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestDubaiKuwaitMiddle EastSyriaUnited Arab Emirates, 21 Aug 2014 15:44:42 GMTFighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaBelarusMinskDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:36 GMTDischarge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor says (AP) — Discharge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor says.aGeneral newsPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 21 Aug 2014 15:14:15 GMTHow states fared on unemployment benefit claims for U.S. unemployment benefits tumbled last week and are now at levels consistent with a healthy job market.The Associated PressfBusinessUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 21 Aug 2014 15:02:27 GMTNew restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral news, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:43 GMTBank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.PETE YOSTMARCY GORDONwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:46 GMTReports: At least 7 people stabbed in south China (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed in an apparently random attack Thursday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported.iGeneral newsChinaGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 15:21:40 GMTUS launches more airstrikes in Iraq (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:57 GMTMongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsEconomyChinaMongoliaRussiaMoscowEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral AsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 15:01:26 GMTSri Lankan activist: Gov't trying to hurt UN probe, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesCriminal investigationsPolitical corruptionInternational lawPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 14:51:42 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesFunerals and memorial servicesBlockadesGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastQatarGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:57 GMTGrain higher, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:00 GMTUS diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.MATTHEW LEEwHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsCelebrityDiplomacyInternational relationsDiseases and conditionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:09 GMTFade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides YORK (AP) — The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentBooks and literature, 21 Aug 2014 15:28:05 GMTNFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there.ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsFootballProfessional football, 21 Aug 2014 15:28:23 GMTMo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentLittle League World SeriesTelevision ratingsYouth baseballSports mediaEventsTelevisionMediaBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsBristolConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:23:58 GMTCard cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeNew LondonConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:16 GMTAid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLiberiaAtlantaAfricaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:32 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Aid group: Second American worker with Ebola was released from Atlanta hospital on Tuesday .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:17 GMTFamily of woman who drank toxic tea set to talk LAKE CITY (AP) — As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly Thursday about her recovery.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsCrimeSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 15:16:55 GMT