FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Sep 2016 01:39:44 -07:00Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top $30 billion, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:23 GMTTOKYO (AP) — An expert panel commissioned by Japan's capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreement, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord on Thursday, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists. tied up in partisan knots over the most basic duty, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. vows to retaliate against foreign hackers, 29 Sep 2016 07:42:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home. evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:55 GMTMORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that is threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains. votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states, 29 Sep 2016 07:35:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide. Latest: Bahrain's foreign minister tweets Peres tribute, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:58 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): Jutanugarn leads Reignwood LPGA Classic in China, 29 Sep 2016 08:22:53 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for an 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. to approve state-run retirement for private workers, 29 Sep 2016 07:18:16 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday to automatically enroll nearly 7 million people in a retirement savings account, an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire., friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Mass, 29 Sep 2016 07:22:05 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday. people missing in China landslides following typhoon, 29 Sep 2016 06:27:39 GMTBEIJING (AP) — At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. homers to help Angels complete sweep of A's, 29 Sep 2016 06:31:51 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder. IT MATTERS: Russia, 29 Sep 2016 07:37:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt. drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay off 1,000 employees, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:53 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large U.S. market." government wants slower switch to clean energy, 29 Sep 2016 06:51:12 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after an entire state lost power. Latest: Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Peres' casket, 29 Sep 2016 06:20:33 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'family situation', 29 Sep 2016 05:37:47 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as scheduled. unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:06 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country. officer guns down man in 'shooting stance', 29 Sep 2016 07:56:28 GMTEL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:42 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says that Indian troops have killed two of its soldiers on the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in an "unprovoked" attack. military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem, 29 Sep 2016 08:27:18 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.'s first-half goal enough, Sounders beat Fire 1-0, 29 Sep 2016 05:52:24 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — This time, Chad Marshall made sure the goal was credited to him. anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:19 GMTMULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:33 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore — famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display — appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged defiance of the federal courts again: This time on gay marriage. landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.'s ex-President Peres lies in state in parliament, 29 Sep 2016 06:19:12 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The body of Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres is lying in state in the plaza of the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Fargo CEO to face lawmakers with better defense, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses than he had in the last round, when some senators called for his resignation. annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya, 29 Sep 2016 06:19:48 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her.'s leaders lay wreaths beside casket of Shimon Peres, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:49 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin put down wreaths beside the casket of Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres on Thursday morning, as preparations for his funeral were underway. of jetty sought amid services for Marlins' Fernandez, 29 Sep 2016 06:57:59 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday, as the farewell for their beloved teammate marched on. huge momentum swings from Ryder Cup history, 29 Sep 2016 06:16:13 GMTCHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Momentum means everything at the Ryder Cup. plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens, 29 Sep 2016 05:59:37 GMTDAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — A printing plant north of Paris is reopening for the first time since it was damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. shares lead Asian stocks higher on OPEC output deal, 29 Sep 2016 06:22:47 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.' Duterte to scrap future war games with US, 29 Sep 2016 07:50:32 GMTHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills. drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay 1,000., 29 Sep 2016 07:12:07 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large US market." can't score behind Samardzija, lose 2-0 to Rockies, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:02 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija is going to prepare as if he might pitch a potential wild-card playoff game Monday and stay ready in case he might be needed sooner if San Francisco's season is on the line. in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guilty, 29 Sep 2016 08:12:14 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney charged with a bizarre kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax planned to plead guilty Thursday to snatching the young woman from her California home last year, federal prosecutors said. OFF: Ortiz plays last game at Yankee Stadium, 29 Sep 2016 06:21:57 GMTA look at what's happening around the majors today: saw override coming, but still it stung, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House saw it coming, but still it stung. expected to extend post-coup state of emergency, 29 Sep 2016 06:43:28 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's national security council has recommended that a three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup be extended. spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan, 29 Sep 2016 07:12:39 GMTBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth. of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills, 29 Sep 2016 06:23:04 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms and back. State student faces sentencing in sex assault case, 29 Sep 2016 05:53:49 GMTNEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University student is expected to be sentenced Thursday for sexually assaulting an unconscious female student after an on-campus party. Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3, 29 Sep 2016 06:53:32 GMTTOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said. rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom, 29 Sep 2016 05:45:16 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother. says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:44 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect.'s stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous, 29 Sep 2016 07:32:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words — by design or coincidence — mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency. in killings of 4 women called charmer with dark side, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:31 GMTASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An occasional drifter linked to the slayings of at least four women in little over a decade could always find a place to stay and someone to give him a lift. Even with little money to his name and a string of arrests in his past, Shawn Grate was magnetic enough to make friends with almost anyone. Socialists in turmoil as board revolts against leader, 29 Sep 2016 07:59:07 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain's leading opposition Socialist party is in the throes of a crisis after nearly half of its executive board resigned in a rebellion against leader Pedro Sanchez. GP organizers surprised with FIA doubts on 2017 race, 29 Sep 2016 08:03:47 GMTSEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Organizers of the Brazilian Grand Prix say they are surprised that the event has not been confirmed on next year's Formula One calendar despite a contract being in place.