FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 06:05:51 -0700Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating his openness to amend the constitution to clip judiciary power.iGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:03 GMTIslamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has killed dozens of government soldiers it captured after overrunning a military base this week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastIsrael, 28 Aug 2014 12:44:38 GMTChina vows to respond to US surveillance flights (AP) — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:59 GMT2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar, India (AP) — Thousands are sleeping in shelters near the de-facto border in Kashmir, as Indian and Pakistani border troops trade regular fire across the border of the disputed Himalayan territory.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:25:14 GMTFrance rules out Assad as partner in terror fight (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 12:29:44 GMTUkraine fears weigh on global stock markets (AP) — Fears of an escalation in the conflict in Ukraine weighed on global stocks markets Thursday, particularly in Russia, but sent the price of gold sharply higher as investors sought out what are considered to be safe places to park cash.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsCabinetsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsGovernment and politicsJapanUnited KingdomUkraineEast AsiaRussiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:14:04 GMTFilipino bishops to counter Islamic State group, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, vowed Thursday to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestManilaPhilippinesSyriaMiddle EastIraqSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:06:37 GMTTurkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 12:23:52 GMTFlight diverted to Boston due to unruly passenger (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man from France has been arrested after causing a disturbance on a Miami-to-Paris flight.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBostonFranceParisMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:25 GMTTim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity (AP) — Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits — or doughnut holes to Americans.ROB GILLIESiBusinessGeneral newsHockeyProfessional hockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaTorontoNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:56:18 GMTMan, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.aGeneral newsActs of tortureCrimeCrimes against childrenMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:32 GMTIsraelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday.PETER ENAViGeneral newsPublic opinionTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 10:21:11 GMTUS fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants, Myanmar (AP) — A U.S investment group has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.iBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentProduction facilitiesPersonnelUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsMyanmarUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:53:54 GMTRocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.aScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 28 Aug 2014 11:12:58 GMTSanta Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSanta FeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 10:13:07 GMTHK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss's home KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and a pro-democracy legislator after receiving a complaint alleging that lawmakers had taken bribes.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestDemocracyGovernment and politicsMediaCrimeHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 11:38:05 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyRecessions and depressionsEconomyLeading economic indicators, 28 Aug 2014 12:51:33 GMTDeliveries roll following deal in supermarket feud, Mass. (AP) — A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of a New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that the beloved former CEO is back in control after buying the entire company.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementState governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelGovernment and politicsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:42:46 GMTExplosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished, Ind. (AP) — A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.aBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:31 GMTSettlement reached in supermarket chain feud, Mass. (AP) — Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a $1.5 billion deal to buy the company.aBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:11:06 GMTReview: 'Madden NFL 15' scores on new consoles you followed all the offseason NFL headlines — concussions, racial slurs, bullying, domestic violence — you'd think the league was in serious trouble.LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentProfessional footballSportsFootball, 28 Aug 2014 12:07:00 GMTEgypt raises new charge against ex-president Morsi (AP) — Judicial officials say Egypt's state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood group.MARIAM RIZKiGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptQatarMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 10:25:22 GMTFinland suspects Russian airspace violation (AP) — Finland's Defense Ministry says it suspects a Russian military aircraft has violated Finnish airspace in the third such incident in six days.iGeneral newsFinlandRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 11:41:03 GMTGun tourism grows in popularity in recent years VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.MICHELLE RINDELSJACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLas VegasUnited StatesArizonaNevadaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 10:10:53 GMTIndia urges millions of poor to open bank accounts DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.KATY DAIGLEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:16:27 GMTUS to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.SETH BORENSTEINwHealthImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:22 GMTApplications for US unemployment benefits dip to 298K, remain near pre-recession lows (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits dip to 298K, remain near pre-recession lows.wBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsUnemployment insuranceEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicators, 28 Aug 2014 12:32:11 GMTAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple .eArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainment, 28 Aug 2014 12:29:12 GMTUndersea search for Malaysian plane refined, Australia (AP) — A sprawling undersea search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean could be extended farther south based on new satellite analysis, only weeks before the multimillion dollar, yearlong sonar hunt for wreckage is due to begin, officials said Thursday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustraliaMalaysiaCanberraOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 10:07:40 GMTPakistani cleric says talks with government failed (AP) — A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation said on Thursday that he has "shut the door" on further talks with the government.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLocal governmentsPakistanIslamabadLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 09:55:37 GMTGermany readies volcano outbreak measures (AP) — Germany has put a specialized aircraft and a network of laser measuring stations on stand-by in case Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts.iBusinessGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureGermanyIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 12:55:09 GMTHow states fared on unemployment benefit claims number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring are likely to remain strong.The Associated PressfBusinessHiring and recruitmentEmployee benefitsUnemployment insurancePersonnelGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:19 GMT'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit, Maine (AP) — Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana plans to participate in a celebration of his art in countries across the world called International HOPE Day.eArts and entertainmentVisual artsMaineIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:31:01 GMTUN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaGenevaLiberiaUnited StatesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:52:00 GMTJapanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists on Thursday for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSportsEntertainment wrestlingGovernment and politicsLegislatureWrestlingDiplomacyProfessional footballFootballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsInternational relationsNorth KoreaJapanPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 09:56:23 GMTFrance suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor (AP) — France's president is calling on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as helping to secure gateways between Gaza and Egypt and Israel.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesFranceEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:54 GMTEgypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar (AP) — Egypt's state prosecutor is investigating allegations that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi leaked secret documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster, according to judicial officials.MARIAM RIZKiGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptQatarCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 12:49:01 GMTPhone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area, Australia (AP) — Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane by satellite phone.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustraliaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaCanberraOceaniaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:08:57 GMTShaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all.iGeneral newsOdditiesSheepMammalsAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAustraliaOceania, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:48 GMTIndonesia, Australia sign new security agreement, Indonesia (AP) — Often-testy neighbors Indonesia and Australia signed a new security agreement on Thursday to mend a relationship badly damaged by allegations last year that Australia was listening to the telephone conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsRelationshipsGovernment and politicsLifestyleIndonesiaAustraliaBaliCanberraSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 28 Aug 2014 10:34:28 GMTUS economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:56:03 GMTWHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic health, 28 Aug 2014 10:11:41 GMTUN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.iGeneral newsNational electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:35 GMTUkraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO and U.S. officials backed up that assessment.DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievTurkeyDonetskEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:15:25 GMTStrategic Ukraine town under rebel control, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUkraineCrimeaRussiaTurkeyDonetskKievEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:19 GMTSearch efforts to resume for missing pilot, Va. (AP) — Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:50 GMTBusiness leaders offer support for independence (AP) — Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from other companies argued there are too many uncertainties surrounding the Sept. 18 vote.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:20 GMTHeavy clashes in Syria's Golan Heights (AP) — Syrian government warplanes targeted rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights on Thursday, a day after opposition fighters captured a border crossing point in the region.iGeneral newsSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 12:07:55 GMTFrench leader banks on free market to save economy (AP) — Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government's left flank and appointed a well-heeled former investment banker as his new point man on the economy.JAMEY KEATENSYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 10:34:31 GMTUS economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated (AP) — US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:44 GMT