FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Oct 2017 19:00:58 -07:00Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremony, 19 Oct 2017 00:11:23 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for governors held by the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly following disputed elections largely won by ruling party candidates. in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:40 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet. Wall scores 28 points, Wizards hold on to beat 76ers, 19 Oct 2017 01:50:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 28 points, Bradley Beal rebounded from a rough start to add 25 and the Washington Wizards spoiled the NBA debuts of top picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night., Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS, 19 Oct 2017 00:58:55 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. who plotted escape after fatal crash gets prison, 19 Oct 2017 01:46:05 GMTCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York real estate developer caught trying to flee to South America following a fatal car crash in the Hamptons has been sentenced to three to nine years in state prison. Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:00 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local): of missing protester may have been found in Argentina, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:07 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said Wednesday. govt pushes easier language test for new citizens, 19 Oct 2017 01:10:33 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Thursday it was prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through Parliament. seeks stronger ties with India, chides China, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global stability. from hospital: 'It hurts me that I can't be there', 18 Oct 2017 23:54:26 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener, telling Boston fans: "It hurts me that I can't be there." thinks Patriots' offense has room to grow, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:35 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001. refuses to revive defamation suit against Bill Cosby, 18 Oct 2017 23:24:20 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt to revive a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims he raped her in a Detroit hotel decades ago. things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress, 19 Oct 2017 00:59:35 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling change at this week's twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call, 19 Oct 2017 01:14:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:22 GMTTwo-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died, 19 Oct 2017 00:14:43 GMTKINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets 140-131, 19 Oct 2017 01:52:14 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener. grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's diagnosis, 19 Oct 2017 00:13:24 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free while challenging his conviction for trying to derail an FBI investigation into abuses at the jail system he ran, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:12 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended, 19 Oct 2017 01:43:33 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling. Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown, 19 Oct 2017 01:34:24 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. pleads guilty to threatening to kill president, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:14 GMTOCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison inmate in Florida who previously received five years for threatening to kill then-President Barack Obama and others has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Donald Trump. Latest: Senators vow to keep pushing insurance plan, 19 Oct 2017 01:23:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen, 18 Oct 2017 22:49:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. game second most-watched opener on TNT, 19 Oct 2017 00:34:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT's second most-watched telecast ever on opening night. Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving family, 19 Oct 2017 01:51:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT): from hospital: It's hurting me that I can't be there, 19 Oct 2017 01:02:47 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: "It's hurting me that I can't be there." removing 30-year-old junk reef off California coast, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:58 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that was dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean environment. test positive for drugs in Iditarod race for 1st time, 19 Oct 2017 00:41:21 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved. fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family, 19 Oct 2017 00:09:30 GMTMIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted. Rock police arrest suspected 1st shooter at nightclub, 19 Oct 2017 01:13:38 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The person suspected of firing first during a mass shooting at a Little Rock rap concert last summer has been arrested, police said Wednesday. governor pushes Trump to preserve ethanol quotas, 18 Oct 2017 23:13:16 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Republican governor on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump and his administration to preserve a federal program mandating that biofuels such as corn-based ethanol be blended into gasoline and diesel following a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to lower production targets for renewable fuels. Things to Know for Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 01:12:21 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cop, 18 Oct 2017 23:26:04 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years ago, 19 Oct 2017 00:06:09 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a beard. worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:09 GMTSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon. court to hear appeal in Newtown gun maker lawsuit, 18 Oct 2017 23:43:29 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The appeal of a decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting is headed to Connecticut's highest court next month. draws 3-3 against Roma, Juventus beats Sporting, 18 Oct 2017 22:51:41 GMTChelsea threw away a two-goal lead against Roma before recovering to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus labored to a 2-1 win at home to Sporting Lisbon. Latest: Suspect in custody in two-state shooting spree, 18 Oct 2017 23:39:52 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google, 19 Oct 2017 00:20:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 19 Oct 2017 00:39:03 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. Latest: Suspect discarded gun, ran when he saw police, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:05 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local): court overturns warning to UN official, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:24 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has ordered the foreign ministry to withdraw an admonition warning the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country. Zealanders expected to learn governing coalition, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:42 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders expect to learn Thursday if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English. pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe, 18 Oct 2017 22:53:23 GMTSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation. cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me', 19 Oct 2017 00:32:58 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Latest: Officials report progress in stopping blazes, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:47 GMTPETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:54 GMTSILSBEE, Texas (AP) — A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday. of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm, 19 Oct 2017 00:56:09 GMTLUCKNOW, India (AP) — India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture.