FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 14:37:26 -0700Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides, Wash. (AP) — Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:09:45 GMT3 Japanese students killed in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.aGeneral newsAccidentsInternational studentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:27:20 GMTLawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment regulationsHigher educationDrone aircraftHobbiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:07:25 GMT1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsArsonNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesPennsylvaniaHarrisburgNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Aug 2014 20:04:32 GMTQuestions, answers about Missouri grand juries grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:16:32 GMTDUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber.JULIET WILLIAMSFENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislatureArrestsLegislaturePolitical partiesReckless endangermentCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderPolitical organizationsCaliforniaSacramentoSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:56:05 GMTStocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare YORK (AP) — More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading.aBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment and politicsStock marketsFinancial marketsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:17 GMTArtist Christo says river project at a standstill CITY, Colo. (AP) — The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCanon CityColorado RiverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:55:17 GMTCollege mourns 3 students killed in crash, Calif. (AP) — The president of Palomar College says the San Diego-area campus is reeling from the deaths of three Japanese students in a car crash.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:50:49 GMTOwner gets stolen life-size statue of Obama back, Pa. (AP) — Police have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea.aGeneral newsWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:59:44 GMTRights group asks Mexico probe into army slayings CITY (AP) — The New York-based group Human Rights Watch is calling on the Mexican government to fully investigate a supposed shootout in which soldiers killed 22 suspects while suffering only one soldier wounded.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 20:42:57 GMTHistoric Cleveland ballpark gets new shot at life (AP) — Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn't mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side neighborhood.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:18:18 GMTSecurity breach hit 25,000 federal workers (AP) — A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.STEPHEN BRAUNhtGovernment and politicsHackingNational securityTechnology issuesTechnologyMilitary and defense, 22 Aug 2014 21:01:54 GMTNo act: Tom Hanks wants sod for Women's World Cup (AP) — Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women's World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on grass fields.eArts and entertainmentSportsMoviesEntertainmentWomen's soccerFIFA Women's World CupInternational soccerWomen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's soccerMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:16:52 GMTAt Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisEconomic policyCurrency marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanUnited StatesJacksonEuropeRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaWyomingEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 20:52:01 GMTEx-Va. governor says he should have revealed gifts, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than routine political courtesies and calling his father on his 80th birthday.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:23:52 GMTSheriff: Fugitive may be using apps to hide out PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities looking for a Minnesota man suspected of fatally shooting his former lover say he may be relying on social media to find shelter while on the run.aGeneral newsSocial mediaFugitivesViolent crimeCrimeArrestsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderMinnesotaSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:04:04 GMTCDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAfricaWest Africa, 22 Aug 2014 21:27:34 GMTDenver homicide suspect who ate pot in court (AP) — A judge is weighing the evidence against a Denver man whose wife told dispatchers he ate marijuana-infused candy before he shot and killed her.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:32:19 GMTWoman set reservation fire to give friends work, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday an Oregon woman pleaded guilty in May to starting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last year because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.aGeneral newsCrimeNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:34 GMTWest condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 21:14:58 GMTPassenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute (AP) — Cleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.aBusinessGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesClevelandOhioMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:26:09 GMTColombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels (AP) — Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebels for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsColombiaHavanaCubaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 22 Aug 2014 21:14:33 GMTMexico creates special economic-crime force CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payAgricultureArmed forcesPoliceIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 21:07:01 GMTGuilty plea entered in Cuban ballplayer smuggling (AP) — A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsSportsSmugglingLegal proceedingsCrimeBaseballHigh school sportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:57:07 GMTArrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1 (AP) — Jake Arrieta shut down his former team, holding Baltimore to four hits in seven innings and Javier Baez homered again as the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 4-1 on Friday.MATT CARLSONsSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:26:00 GMTJackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomySpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsPolitical and civil unrestEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:04:17 GMTFitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.htBusinessGeneral newsHealthTechnologyWearable technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:55 GMTOregon sues Oracle over failed health care website, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.JONATHAN J. COOPERhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthTechnologyHiring and recruitmentTechnology law and ethicsPersonnelLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTechnology issuesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsOregonSalemUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:22:33 GMTHamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators.KARIN LAUBYOUSUR ALHLOUiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar casualtiesBlockadesMilitary leadershipGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 20:44:00 GMTFirefighters still in hospital after ice stunt, Ky. (AP) — Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."aGeneral newsBurnsInjuriesHealthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisville, 22 Aug 2014 21:11:12 GMTSenators call for AF Academy sex assaults review (AP) — Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsCriminal investigationsCoachingViolent crimeMilitary schoolsTrack and fieldMilitary legal affairsCollege sportsLegislatureFootballLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsMilitary and defenseColorado SpringsUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:10:18 GMTNew fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?SARA BURNETTJIM SALTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeNational courtsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:40:27 GMTReid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:33:27 GMTOregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:27:51 GMTNew Jersey teacher in recording flap reinstated HILL, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer says a New Jersey special-education teacher has been reinstated two years after she was placed on leave when a student made a secret recording of possible abuse in her classroom.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsNew JerseyCherry HillUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:02:11 GMT2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.aGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:34:09 GMTFriends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington, Vt. (AP) — Sen. Jim Jeffords left his mark on the state and the nation during more than 30 years in Washington, but family and friends said he never lost his affinity for the Vermont countryside or let his position eclipse his love for his family and the simple things in life.WILSON RINGaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesLegislationLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryVermontUnited StatesRutlandNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:17:48 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unclear about the central bank's next move on interest rates.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 22 Aug 2014 20:42:10 GMTMosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and prompting Sunni lawmakers to freeze talks on forming a new government — a move that presents a major challenge to efforts to create an administration that can confront Islamic extremists who have seized large swaths of Iraqi territory.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:27:42 GMTMcDonnell says he was angry about investigation, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he was "darn angry" when he found out state police asked his wife about the couple's relationship to a vitamin entrepreneur.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeLegal proceedingsCorporate governanceCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaRichmond, 22 Aug 2014 20:28:10 GMTEmbattled NY jail's investigations chief quits YORK (AP) — The head of internal investigations at the embattled Rikers Island jail complex resigned Friday amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths.aGeneral newsCivil rights violationsCriminal investigationsPolice brutalityCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:21:00 GMTBrowns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling (AP) — Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:07:44 GMTOklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting black women while he should have been patrolling the city — sometimes targeting women walking alone and at other times assaulting motorists he pulled over on city streets.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsSportsPolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceAfrican-AmericansCollege footballSports mediaWomen's sportsFootballCollege sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 22 Aug 2014 20:29:37 GMTPentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.ROBERT BURNSLOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:04:51 GMTYellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:MARTIN CRUTSINGERMATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLeading economic indicatorsJacksonUnited StatesWyomingNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:18:59 GMTUS won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists (AP) — The United States has avoided military involvement in Syria's three-year-civil war thus far. Faced with an Islamist extremist group making gains across the region and the beheading an American journalist, the Obama administration's resistance may be weakening.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsCivil warsTerrorismJournalistsGeneral newsNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaBaghdadMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 21:05:09 GMT2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff (AP) — Both suspects in this week's nearly 21-hour hostage situation in a Chicago suburb are parolees, and one is a convicted murderer who was under electronic monitoring.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKidnappingIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 20:37:36 GMTCoalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.RUSSELL CONTRERASALICIA A. CALDWELLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew MexicoArtesiaAlbuquerqueCentral AmericaTexasNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 20:02:16 GMTRybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 Friday to reach the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final tune-up for the women before next week's U.S. Open.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisConnecticutNew HavenSlovakiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 20:34:01 GMT