FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 05:50:03 -0700Finland, Sweden increase ties to NATO (AP) — Finland and Sweden say they will work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations.iGeneral newsFinlandSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 10:20:26 GMTReport: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has begun redesigning its Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's temporary deal over its nuclear program with world powers.iGeneral newsIranMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 12:16:28 GMTGlobal trash burning more polluting than expected DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsScienceWaste managementAir qualityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIndiaSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Aug 2014 11:23:33 GMTGodzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 10:08:58 GMTUN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment in a Hamburg hospital, officials said Wednesday.DAVID RISINGiHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHamburgGermanySierra LeoneWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:18 GMTKevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC YORK (AP) — He has lied, cheated and killed, but "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood isn't done yet. Next he's going to sing.MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityEducation costsEducationSocial affairs, 27 Aug 2014 12:32:57 GMTJapan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony at a Buddhist temple honoring hundreds of World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions to the country, the government's top spokesman said Wednesday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesPrayerCabinetsWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 09:58:35 GMTGaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.PETER ENAVIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 27 Aug 2014 11:15:04 GMTMuslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report (AP) — Members of Britain's Pakistani community have expressed outrage after an independent inquiry found that police and government agencies failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityCrimes against childrenUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 10:56:23 GMTVideo games come of age as spectator sport YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."BARBARA ORTUTAYKEN SWEEThtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 11:44:03 GMTSerious questions for United after cup humiliation, England (AP) — Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 11:03:10 GMTJapan lab unable to replicate stem cell results (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsScienceStem cell researchMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 10:03:16 GMT3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone (AP) — A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 12:37:07 GMTLibya ministers resign over militia fighting (AP) — The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among rival militias.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 12:24:13 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 09:56:59 GMTDriver charged in market crash denied lower bail, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market.aGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 12:11:47 GMTIsraeli officer wounded by fire from Syria (AP) — The Israeli military says an officer in the Golan Heights has been moderately wounded by errant fire from neighboring Syria.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:37 GMTPakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands (AP) — A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsFraud and false statementsVotingElectionsCrimePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 11:41:58 GMTLawyers for mother of autistic girl want off case, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing a northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter have asked to withdraw from the case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMichiganTraverse CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 12:07:00 GMTQuake is major test for hard-luck California city, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsVallejoCaliforniaNapaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 10:00:49 GMTBulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet and a former Nobel Prize nominee who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 12:15:16 GMTBound bodies of 2 found in Pa. river; 3rd hurt (AP) — Police say the bound bodies of two people have been recovered from a Philadelphia river and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds.aGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 11:15:39 GMTLow-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets (AP) — Europe's largest budget airline, Ryanair, has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from a no-frills tradition.SHAWN POGATCHNIKfBusinessBusiness travelTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsDublinIrelandEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:20 GMTSyrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels have captured a border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after deadly clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCivil warsWar and unrestSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 12:20:36 GMTAnnual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.ALBERTO SAIZiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 10:22:09 GMTErdogan rules out obedient role for successor, Turkey (AP) — President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to rule Turkey from behind the scenes.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 11:59:32 GMTAfghan candidate pulls out of election audit, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into further crisis.AMIR SHAHREBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsInternational agreementsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 10:06:57 GMTIsraeli army officer wounded by fire from Syria (AP) — An Israeli army officer stationed in the Golan Heights was moderately wounded Wednesday by errant fire from neighboring Syria's civil war, the military said, adding that it fired back at Syrian army positions in response.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 11:06:33 GMTMedtronic spends $350M on another European deal medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.TOM MURPHYfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsEuropeIrelandWestern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 12:39:40 GMTEarthquakes rock Iceland volcano (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.iGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 12:29:08 GMTNorth Korea calls US 'graveyard of human rights', South Korea (AP) — North Korea's government said Wednesday that the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a "graveyard of human rights."iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 11:22:46 GMTInarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival, Italy (AP) — A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood hopes.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 10:08:02 GMTUN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria (AP) — The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsMassacresWar crimesHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesSyriaIraqMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 11:59:13 GMTGermany plans to tighten EU migration rules (AP) — The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 11:39:53 GMTScottish businesses: no case for independence (AP) — A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 11:22:22 GMTGovt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling hit a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the Russian border. Ukraine claimed the shelling was coming both from pro-Russian separatists and from Russia itself.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaPolandMoscowKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 11:52:45 GMT2 rescued from disabled boat near brink of falls FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNew YorkBuffaloNiagara FallsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 11:56:33 GMTTime Warner Cable has widespread outages YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsService outages, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:34 GMTBoy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead', Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHealthDavisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 09:59:37 GMTEurope shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaEuropeChinaAsiaGreater China, 27 Aug 2014 12:18:43 GMTKlitschko-Pulev fight rescheduled for Nov. 15, Germany (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko's management says his heavyweight title defense against mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for Nov. 15 in Hamburg.sSportsBoxingGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 12:07:07 GMT3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo (AP) — Three playful lion cubs made their public debut Wednesday, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsAnimalsLionsZoological parksMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSouth AfricaJohannesburgSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 12:27:56 GMTIMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 12:03:30 GMTColombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison, Colombia (AP) — A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's army of assassins has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard.JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 12:35:57 GMTExperts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsForensicsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashLaw and orderEventsNetherlandsUkraineThe HagueWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 12:09:24 GMTBound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt (AP) — The bound bodies of two people were found in a Philadelphia river Wednesday, and a third man who said he managed to free himself is being treated at a hospital for stab wounds, police said.aGeneral newsTheftCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 11:27:09 GMTAP source: American militant said killed in Syria HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERAMY FORLITIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesSyriaMinnesotaUnited StatesMiddle EastMinneapolisNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 12:34:37 GMTAPNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsGovernment programsStudent testingEducation policyEducation standardsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 10:19:05 GMTMalaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaHong KongChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Aug 2014 10:34:43 GMTDispatcher faces discipline over response to call, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa 911 dispatcher faces disciplinary action because of his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car while playing with a set of keys.aGeneral newsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 10:51:47 GMT