FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 01:14:08 -0700Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureJournalistsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:21 GMTBodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsVolcanoesMountainsGlaciersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleWashingtonSeattleSingaporeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:10:42 GMTHearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:50:16 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas at protesters outside court hearing election challenge, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fire tear gas at protesters outside court hearing election challenge.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:26 GMTUS special ops tried but failed to find hostages (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 07:07:46 GMTCalifornia drought stings bees, honey supplies BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.TERENCE CHEAaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeesAgriculturePricesInsectsInsect stingsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimalsIndustriesEconomyInjuriesHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNapaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:38:09 GMTA Pick Six of new passing combos what Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III need: more dynamic receivers.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootball, 21 Aug 2014 07:17:54 GMTPalestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge.aGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesNew York CityGaza StripNew YorkManhattanMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:17:47 GMTNoodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.FOSTER KLUGJUNG-YOON CHOIiGeneral newsHealthLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:33 GMTBofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.JEFF HORWITZMICHAEL VIRTANENwBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer protection and advocacyFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer affairs, 21 Aug 2014 07:12:18 GMTQuieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters LOUIS (AP) — It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsPoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:13 GMTReactions in Asia to instant noodle study recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleMedical researchSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 06:51:47 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas as poll protesters, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:45 GMTMarine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit.aGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 08:06:07 GMTAP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsJournalismNews mediaMedia, 21 Aug 2014 07:45:16 GMTHamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:12 GMTLaughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureFootballState governmentsSportsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:55:23 GMTMongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling nation sandwiched between China and Russia.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMongoliaChinaEast AsiaRussiaCentral AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 07:20:12 GMTTibet group says 3 more dead after police shooting (AP) — Three more Tibetan protesters shot and detained by Chinese authorities died in jail after being denied medical treatment, bringing the death toll from recent violence to five, according to overseas Tibetan rights groups and a U.S.-backed broadcaster.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeChinaTibetBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 04:53:51 GMTFormer Va. governor to address marriage at trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.aGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 08:01:28 GMTInterpol urges world response to Iraq extremists (AP) — Interpol says the execution of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceSyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 07:33:39 GMTGuide to developments in Missouri police shooting, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:55:47 GMTChina tries 5 cult members for murder (AP) — Five people went on trial Thursday for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet in eastern China after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult, a court said.iGeneral newsReligionViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 04:59:41 GMTPakistan holds talks with opposition protesters (AP) — Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanLahoreIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:24:47 GMTGuilty plea expected by marathon suspect's friend (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:42:22 GMTGroup: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack (AP) — An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.iGeneral newsChemical weaponsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismWar and unrestWeapons of mass destructionSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 08:09:09 GMTPadres beat Dodgers 4-1 to end 2-game skid ANGELES (AP) — Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.BETH HARRISsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 21 Aug 2014 05:30:30 GMTOSU freshman hospitalized after cardiac incident, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University athletics spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team suffered "an apparent cardiac-related medical incident" and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.aGeneral newsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballSportsCollege sportsCorvallisOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:39:23 GMTPolice: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing, Indonesia (AP) — Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island say the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms but that a motive for the crime has not been established.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:35:55 GMTLaverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentEmmy AwardsCelebrityEventsAward shows, 21 Aug 2014 06:40:20 GMTEuropean soccer clubs opening US academies (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.BY FERNANDO PEINADOaGeneral newsSportsHigh school soccerPrimary and secondary educationHigh school sportsProfessional soccerSoccerEducationSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMiamiBarcelonaUnited StatesNetherlandsFloridaEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:54:42 GMTGuilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:28:02 GMTThai army ruler nominated as next prime minister (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsNational electionsMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 21 Aug 2014 06:20:17 GMTAustralia cites reporter's killing in law reforms, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismJournalistsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaAustraliaIndonesiaSyriaIraqOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 07:46:02 GMTVegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas tourism officials want the LGBT community to know that they and their money are more than welcome in Sin City, even if they can't get married there.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansTravelLeisure travelMarriageLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsBusinessWorkplace diversityAccommodationsWeddingsBars and clubsPersonnelSocial diversitySocial issuesGamblingRecreation and leisureFinancial planningPersonal financeHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsOccasionsPartiesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York CityNew York, 21 Aug 2014 06:36:27 GMTIsraeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsWar and unrestStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 05:07:53 GMTHolder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:33:24 GMTHolder says he understands mistrust of police LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:11:46 GMTThe finish line is in sight on the PGA Tour, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:40:41 GMTGiants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:01:07 GMTKey events following the death of Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPoliceTheftPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:37:18 GMTAs US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary affairsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesIraqBaghdadMiddle EastQatarNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:09:42 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBarcelonaSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 07:06:09 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant scoop for Israeli intelligence.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesAssassinationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 06:46:51 GMTCalifornia's drought stings bees, honey supplies BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.TERENCE CHEAaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeesAgricultureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersInsectsAnimalsIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:35:20 GMTWith Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier, Turkey (AP) — Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 07:20:45 GMTSome see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment policyPalestinian territoriesUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptQatarIsraelMiddle EastDohaGaza StripDubaiUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:37:33 GMTFeds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday.aGeneral newsWorkplace safetyEnvironmental conservation and preservationPersonnelBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesWashingtonNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:09:16 GMTMany police killings, but only Ferguson explodes was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsRiotsRace and ethnicityArrestsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriLos AngelesCaliforniaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 06:48:55 GMTHamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 21 Aug 2014 05:59:59 GMT