FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:23:27 -0700Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c956b77fe31c42b6ac4ae67cbe3aac05SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsNational parksVolcanoesMountainsGlaciersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWashingtonSeattleSingaporeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c956b77fe31c42b6ac4ae67cbe3aac05Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:03:30 GMTThai army ruler expected to become new premierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b8959eb4264ce3bcec3eb2c6c50373BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, the country's military ruler is poised to take up the post of prime minister.iGeneral newsCoups d'etatNational governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b8959eb4264ce3bcec3eb2c6c50373Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:08:28 GMTSchilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa1f6fc9d04149369c85b939603b6602BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsOral cancerCancerOral healthBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsHealthDiseases and conditionsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa1f6fc9d04149369c85b939603b6602Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:46:04 GMTDNC beats RNC in July fundraisinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0d54c3dd2547d0b1bf569d9c9f6a73WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0d54c3dd2547d0b1bf569d9c9f6a73Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:14:34 GMTPolice seek mystery pair in selfies after burglaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae540888545b436393761d02ebe43badSANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim.htGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeLaw and orderSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae540888545b436393761d02ebe43badWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:13:12 GMTHigh court blocks same-sex unions in Virginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfa9fbfb22544f6dba9706fd8d457db1RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCouplesNational courtsMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsVirginiaUnited StatesNorfolkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfa9fbfb22544f6dba9706fd8d457db1Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:44:04 GMTBeheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb5887ee10c444fbe39a5cef25dff67WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage.LARA JAKESRYAN LUCASwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTroop deploymentsMilitant groupsJournalistsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismGeneral newsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb5887ee10c444fbe39a5cef25dff67Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:52 GMTGrand jury hears evidence in Ferguson casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/656941434227466b9adcc438e0d7b058CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/656941434227466b9adcc438e0d7b058Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:12:52 GMTHolder discusses police mistrust outside Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d33b142a4d476e84705fe8a88df46fWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.CONNIE CASSJESSE J. HOLLANDwGeneral newsPoliceAfrican-AmericansLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9d33b142a4d476e84705fe8a88df46fWed, 20 Aug 2014 21:57:41 GMTMan who lived years as hermit adjusts to societyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91c500d33b3849c9b1970b4adc6466a4AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAugustaMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91c500d33b3849c9b1970b4adc6466a4Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:12:59 GMTLackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7612df99fc4541048224d0e9694e46e3ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7612df99fc4541048224d0e9694e46e3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:37:15 GMTOfficials: US rescue mission in Syria failedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd992329d9ed44819bdbdf2d7c802b9eWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsJournalistsGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNews mediaMediaSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd992329d9ed44819bdbdf2d7c802b9eWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:33:07 GMTAPNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b3eccf3371f41b7b64804bd7f2978e0WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.JEFF HORWITZMICHAEL VIRTANENwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b3eccf3371f41b7b64804bd7f2978e0Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:35:35 GMTEx-governor testifies at corruption his trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ff35110b2b348eaa01213869aef8952RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Wednesday that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker who gave him thousands of dollars in gifts and loans did not get any special treatment.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCorporate newsBusinessPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ff35110b2b348eaa01213869aef8952Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:32:12 GMTSeaWorld drops appeal of OSHA violationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce90062046f448ca819014b59b12c837ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.MIKE SCHNEIDERtTravelLifestyleDolphinsWorkplace safetyAnimalsMammalsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPersonnelBusinessOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce90062046f448ca819014b59b12c837Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:47:35 GMTGarcia-Lopez outlasts Young in 3 setshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2934656cf0d432ebac6642558064b45WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez battled through a third-set tiebreaker before beating 11th-seeded Donald Young of the 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) on Wednesday in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open.BILL KISERsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2934656cf0d432ebac6642558064b45Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:30:38 GMTParents demand federal probe in NY police shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24dfda5dd1044e25a66497926bfc29dbNEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters on a short march to a Manhattan prosecutor's office Wednesday to demand a federal civil rights probe.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBronxNew York CityUnited StatesManhattanNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24dfda5dd1044e25a66497926bfc29dbThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:35 GMTMan who lived as hermit adjusting to societyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d74d4eb97ca34c51a77aa10c209c8b2fAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAugustaMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d74d4eb97ca34c51a77aa10c209c8b2fWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:01:56 GMTSlain American journalist remembered as drivenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9ab240d2a9e42de824e2e08a04ff534ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In 2011, just after James Foley was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, he acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaUnited StatesLibyaMiddle EastNew HampshireIraqNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9ab240d2a9e42de824e2e08a04ff534Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:02:26 GMTGOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, toohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499dd23ba3174bfc9f3e4a55c0fd2568ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499dd23ba3174bfc9f3e4a55c0fd2568Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:51 GMTPhotographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a3c232902ad4d7790ed940704e8cc6eLOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a3c232902ad4d7790ed940704e8cc6eWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:14:50 GMTUPS says 51 retail stores breached by malwarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf5d93f109d942d7b71a66376500961dSome customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.DAVID KOENIGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technologySoftwareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf5d93f109d942d7b71a66376500961dWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:45:28 GMTTeens deny threatening boy in school shooting plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46204b8536fd494bbeb40350e3c8f7c5SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school have denied charges that they made criminal threats against a third boy.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationExtortion and threatsJuvenile crimeArrestsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos Angeleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46204b8536fd494bbeb40350e3c8f7c5Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:16:50 GMTIs a home equity line of credit a fit for you?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eff7c706266449b5973121d6fdb35403Rising home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room.ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financePersonal loansReal estatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eff7c706266449b5973121d6fdb35403Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:04:12 GMTJudge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64093c1c72a94ac29b90a93b01d9da07PHOENIX (AP) — The judge presiding over the Jodi Arias murder case on Wednesday delayed the penalty phase of her trial until Sept. 29.BRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64093c1c72a94ac29b90a93b01d9da07Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:57:13 GMTKnee surgeries end season for Indians' Swisherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98b1e25f404429283ff62141e42ad03CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Swisher's disappointing second season with the Indians is over.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a98b1e25f404429283ff62141e42ad03Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:40:40 GMTTexas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty pleahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a42a7d4d2e0443f7b8c890e9ce8e0087AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.PAUL J. WEBERWILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical corruptionState governmentsReckless endangermentGeneral newsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a42a7d4d2e0443f7b8c890e9ce8e0087Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:10:30 GMTBrazil Socialists name Silva as new candidatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6d9e3729df04bc28f2dc4a0597eff90RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6d9e3729df04bc28f2dc4a0597eff90Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:58:31 GMTBeheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc98fdd0966480bb8039dd12a69dafcWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.LARA JAKESRYAN LUCASwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestJournalistsCivil warsTerrorismGeneral newsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bc98fdd0966480bb8039dd12a69dafcWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:25:48 GMTLast 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d99186e2ae8447b49ad92a0be42c357aHARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.M. SPENCER GREENJASON KEYSERaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d99186e2ae8447b49ad92a0be42c357aWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:32:32 GMTAG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4de79d2fcb40dc9b8ccaecf0fd7d3eST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4de79d2fcb40dc9b8ccaecf0fd7d3eWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:51:05 GMTCasino workers turn to prayer to save their jobshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5680fd059b024d48b5172f331b65a887ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5680fd059b024d48b5172f331b65a887Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:03:49 GMTOfficer who pointed gun at protesters suspendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1d1054d12e47a1b22f1eb7c6a928c5FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1d1054d12e47a1b22f1eb7c6a928c5Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:59:07 GMTTony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae3aa10a6955479696433cc5801267e0CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsCriminal investigationsNASCARAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimeCharlotteNew YorkNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae3aa10a6955479696433cc5801267e0Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:13:14 GMTArgentina defends plan to pay creditors outside UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f71f5a719354309b2e7a46a304d3965BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f71f5a719354309b2e7a46a304d3965Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMTWheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7222388fa394a248f8183daaac9f8edOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7222388fa394a248f8183daaac9f8edWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:13:46 GMTOf 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, 1 is a residenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75a0c6fbfcf840dba1f22e8048d6be1aFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say 51 people were arrested from mid-day Tuesday through early Wednesday in Ferguson — all but one of them from out of town.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75a0c6fbfcf840dba1f22e8048d6be1aWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:08:18 GMTTeens charged with making threats in school plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5e2c137d1b44d039ff500d2ead3d804SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two teens suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school have been charged with making criminal threats against another boy.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeExtortion and threatsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5e2c137d1b44d039ff500d2ead3d804Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:55 GMTPanel OKs state librarian despite initial concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9cbd5ba6839419bb6afb8a8723ef19bSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsLibrariesState governmentsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEducationSocial affairsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9cbd5ba6839419bb6afb8a8723ef19bThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:05:02 GMTMcConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0109031f8f649c5a3739e8edb05ebdeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.ADAM BEAMBRUCE SCHREINERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureImmigration policyBorder securityCampaignsLegislatureImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationBusiness insuranceCorporate newsEconomic policyEconomyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0109031f8f649c5a3739e8edb05ebdeWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:40:57 GMTUS warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62a2b03815842dead5dee6ba192cdeaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for.HANNAH DREIERJORGE RUEDAtTravelLifestyleEmbassiesAir travel disruptionsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62a2b03815842dead5dee6ba192cdeaWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:45:27 GMTFather's claims he didn't kill driver get boosthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c970a105ef0849e680dcfd59a8d17795ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c970a105ef0849e680dcfd59a8d17795Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:37 GMTGiants win protest, rain-shortened game to resumehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24f592fbf0a94661831fc2f2c46fd51dCHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24f592fbf0a94661831fc2f2c46fd51dThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:10:40 GMTCEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82cdbf700fe145a99d2bb8e68a4bda47BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.aGeneral newsJournalistsKidnappingBombingsNews mediaMediaCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82cdbf700fe145a99d2bb8e68a4bda47Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:37 GMTEx-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxioushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf1584c75ba4ad88bc8bbf0a243ec86RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the governor's mansion and seeking counseling.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf1584c75ba4ad88bc8bbf0a243ec86Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:42:33 GMTUS mission to rescue hostages in Syria failedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/894b461a221d420b84830efa30444e3cWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/894b461a221d420b84830efa30444e3cWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:35:55 GMTRose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb4b49469cf4e3084bccad35cf44002NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.sSportsInternational basketballMen's sportsBasketballDominican RepublicUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfb4b49469cf4e3084bccad35cf44002Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:40 GMTBahamas identifies victims of small plane crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddaac28749384735bbbf646719a8e8e9NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBahamasFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddaac28749384735bbbf646719a8e8e9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:19:01 GMTWhy Bank of America deal might not cost it $17Bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99738f05b3fe4d618908181d7c57eb36WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisConsumer protection and advocacyFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99738f05b3fe4d618908181d7c57eb36Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:28:40 GMTNews Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committeeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cecc74fe0ed146c8af946f67804f625cWASHINGTON (AP) — Political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaigns2014 United States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesHouse electionsUnited States General ElectionEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cecc74fe0ed146c8af946f67804f625cWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:35:10 GMT