FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:12:59 -0700California to appeal teacher tenure rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7190845cba8467c9f43b86fb95fa6e3LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7190845cba8467c9f43b86fb95fa6e3Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:08:51 GMTTaliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37e314f9431466b9d85af1bebd94701KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37e314f9431466b9d85af1bebd94701Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:26:11 GMTOfficials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0507c9aed8541e7977cad8501274031KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0507c9aed8541e7977cad8501274031Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:54:03 GMTLamb's slam gives Arizona 5-2 win over Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81f7b46da54b4e03bead7e48bdd0db1cPHOENIX (AP) — Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81f7b46da54b4e03bead7e48bdd0db1cSat, 30 Aug 2014 04:56:45 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0a40b306e384fad9bb52434eb81e79dMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0a40b306e384fad9bb52434eb81e79dSat, 30 Aug 2014 08:53:56 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb3de9d1d8e7484791cbc510921b462fMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaSenegalGuineaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb3de9d1d8e7484791cbc510921b462fSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:52:57 GMTJudge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutionalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56fcf85942bc4f40b19d070049f309c1AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56fcf85942bc4f40b19d070049f309c1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:02:13 GMTIntelligence nightmare: Extremists returning homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc318f88110740859c0d3552db853c01WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.KEN DILANIANBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeNational securityBomb threatsGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastEuropeVero BeachIraqNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc318f88110740859c0d3552db853c01Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:57:05 GMTAleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5f41a69ec804b21bbcc2a9d9ce4b1d2FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsAthlete injuriesIndyCarAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAthlete healthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5f41a69ec804b21bbcc2a9d9ce4b1d2Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:39:56 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f828f97466c41c19148e6f90774705cTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f828f97466c41c19148e6f90774705cSat, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:54 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions "invasion"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5339c085d8ed47cd80cc61365556b2c7TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called Western sanctions an "invasion" after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsTehranIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5339c085d8ed47cd80cc61365556b2c7Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:28:42 GMTCalifornia appeals teacher tenure rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5710aa94f6df4e6b863227f2680477f5LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5710aa94f6df4e6b863227f2680477f5Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:53 GMTObama seeking allies for fight against extremistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c820b98eab242a2b3865f3f657e6285WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqEuropeIranQatarTurkeyMiddle EastJordanRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c820b98eab242a2b3865f3f657e6285Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:00:17 GMTSecurity guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34738a5220d54be980fc2894037b591fJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Security guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off.iGeneral newsMilitary occupationsPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34738a5220d54be980fc2894037b591fSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:39:32 GMTStewart returns to racing but questions remainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c76dfa5075c4661903c494d3caacfc3HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARNew YorkGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c76dfa5075c4661903c494d3caacfc3Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:08 GMTSuicide attack kills 9 in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4042109bb6244e50b9a95610471598ceBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4042109bb6244e50b9a95610471598ceSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:47:20 GMTObama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for grantedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28495636042442629369c0224b194cd0WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28495636042442629369c0224b194cd0Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:59:17 GMTGrandal, Padres beat Dodgers 3-2 in 12http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b074e644d3584d9381d407672b4f2354SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Friday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b074e644d3584d9381d407672b4f2354Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:34:43 GMTUkraine says fighter jet shot downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2801dff438ef4b6e907dbe31424405aaKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsSummitsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEuropeKievEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2801dff438ef4b6e907dbe31424405aaSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMTNicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescuedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dff71aa8a97f4025a9878e8803d91e42BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued.iGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dff71aa8a97f4025a9878e8803d91e42Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:43:38 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70e6f78cbd5e407b971941588492e099WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70e6f78cbd5e407b971941588492e099Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:20:42 GMTAbercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03ece7af477b44c4944aa4a624627b37HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.VIJAY JOSHICATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansState governmentsPrimary electionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03ece7af477b44c4944aa4a624627b37Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:38:22 GMTAustralia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detentionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c36413ceb5c84cc49a3b0f5a170742ddCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister on Saturday criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and called for their unconditional release.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAustraliaPhilippinesSyriaIsraelFijiOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c36413ceb5c84cc49a3b0f5a170742ddSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:29:25 GMTErrani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed79f7e2a9574b8ebbd6b29daabb9653NEW YORK (AP) — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed79f7e2a9574b8ebbd6b29daabb9653Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:23:10 GMTCalifornia lawmakers pass first US plastic bag banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/139553f750f64b129c11844162cfd825SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.aGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessLegislatureState governmentsLegislationCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/139553f750f64b129c11844162cfd825Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:27:34 GMT11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaraguahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d92453abd3147019ab0eb341882f573BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d92453abd3147019ab0eb341882f573Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:29:05 GMTBuster Posey goes 5 for 5 in six innings of workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a6adc2e12e94ac0ad05faab91dd7ac5SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 in six innings for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night against Milwaukee, then sat down for the night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a6adc2e12e94ac0ad05faab91dd7ac5Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:15:23 GMTSantana homers again in KC, helps Indians winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/036eaab872fe435994f9366540507865KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/036eaab872fe435994f9366540507865Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:34:52 GMTTax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.govhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebbf6c7e6ed741778567eca5176f80b8WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHealth issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProfessional servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebbf6c7e6ed741778567eca5176f80b8Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:27:08 GMTAngels beat A's 4-0 behind Weaver, up AL West edgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c8cb784a4545cf93e9890093432580ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver and Jon Lester both made their big league debuts in 2006. Both have pitched a no-hitter, both are three-time All-Stars.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAlabamaCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c8cb784a4545cf93e9890093432580Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:40:26 GMTChina warns against foreign meddling in Hong Konghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30221bf60c534abca0b22aa2cf789a73BEIJING (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.iGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaUnited KingdomBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30221bf60c534abca0b22aa2cf789a73Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:01:23 GMTResident: Lesotho military occupies police stationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cba778873ca4c00a114b1737eeaa785JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous southern African country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsMilitary occupationsEmbassiesWar and unrestParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsPoliceInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessElectionsLaw enforcement agenciesSouth AfricaLesothoMaseruSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cba778873ca4c00a114b1737eeaa785Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:55:51 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber IIIhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7096a94fd0e740b888f400bbd3377f26NEW YORK (AP) — John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7096a94fd0e740b888f400bbd3377f26Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:54:59 GMTSloppy White Sox lose 7-1 to Verlander, Tigershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b5c93512fba4906935ff6d420c1c8d0CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday night's game, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura raved about Jose Abreu's improvement at first base.JOHN JACKSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b5c93512fba4906935ff6d420c1c8d0Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:11:19 GMTSomalia launches offensive against extremistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/783a283bff69441d816a395d3b5f6f4dMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/783a283bff69441d816a395d3b5f6f4dSat, 30 Aug 2014 10:02:19 GMTEU leaders to pick new foreign policy chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d895a320f844ea957decbfe51119c9BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years.iGeneral newsSummitsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d895a320f844ea957decbfe51119c9Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:31:02 GMTWhat dispute? India and China ignore land squabblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d78e9fad2f9e4cbbb0e4f4d2081569dfNEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other.TIM SULLIVANiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaIndiaTibetBeijingEast AsiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaEast China SeaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d78e9fad2f9e4cbbb0e4f4d2081569dfSat, 30 Aug 2014 05:41:30 GMTNew Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5212002bc3a64906a6593a10f4518e1cWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsBloggingGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNew ZealandOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5212002bc3a64906a6593a10f4518e1cSat, 30 Aug 2014 04:27:03 GMTPosey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brewshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10ae4a8b003444b856a96f8f86e71cfSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way Buster Posey was swinging, manager Bruce Bochy figures he had at least one more hit in him.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10ae4a8b003444b856a96f8f86e71cfSat, 30 Aug 2014 06:33:32 GMTNationals use long ball to beat Mariners 8-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/690f434a20b84432af893de40ba1cc33SEATTLE (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.TIM BOOTHsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/690f434a20b84432af893de40ba1cc33Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:28:43 GMTObama's delay on immigration creates uncertaintyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13edb95039c940d694d969ad758ff76dWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.JOSH LEDERMANERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsUnited States General ElectionLegislatureImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral electionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13edb95039c940d694d969ad758ff76dSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:40:56 GMTSenate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's mergerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aae32926e994289bebf6825a7f204ecST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.KYLE POTTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate taxesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsState governmentsConsumer products and servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aae32926e994289bebf6825a7f204ecSat, 30 Aug 2014 05:06:06 GMTBummed to face a friend, Gulbis loses at US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e0beafcf53540b8bffc9db4a9f22611NEW YORK (AP) — Ernests Gulbis was surprised by how conflicted he felt during his second-round loss at the U.S. Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e0beafcf53540b8bffc9db4a9f22611Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:30:39 GMTWesterners linked to extremist groups in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bee79f1162746d4b6467c506c318d72As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismGeneral newsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bee79f1162746d4b6467c506c318d72Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:02:18 GMTHousing group says 20 years to rebuild Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e6553c389ad49008f95cdd6a76bf12fGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e6553c389ad49008f95cdd6a76bf12fSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:28:40 GMTPalmer opens with a 63 to lead Deutsche Bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b7f6af1976f4a8886b348f0b8fada1eNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer would not have guessed this would be his lowest round of the year, at least not the way it started.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b7f6af1976f4a8886b348f0b8fada1eSat, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:46 GMTSharapova gets past Lisicki in 2 sets at US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b43079cd5bec4b7bab98cd46911c9c76NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b43079cd5bec4b7bab98cd46911c9c76Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:18:45 GMTEU set to slap new sanctions on Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11064ca7e5d54fc092d6fc23fb628a5cBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11064ca7e5d54fc092d6fc23fb628a5cSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:02:06 GMTSyrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab4eea933cfe4236a67111487781c949MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defensePhilippinesManilaSyriaIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab4eea933cfe4236a67111487781c949Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:34:42 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4c6f9703496431aacf941f1eb42439aMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4c6f9703496431aacf941f1eb42439aSat, 30 Aug 2014 08:08:08 GMT