FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 04:03:48 -0700China 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 GMTCollege Football Playoff era begins new era in college football is here.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballHeisman TrophyEventsAuburnAlabamaOregonKentuckyWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:41:27 GMTFANTASY FEVER: Back to draft board _ who's first? tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day.OSKAR GARCIAsSportsFantasy sportsFootballProfessional football, 28 Aug 2014 08:25:06 GMTRise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsCollege footballProfessional footballCollege sportsFootball, 28 Aug 2014 07:51:09 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 politicsFranceSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:34 GMTTestimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:19:03 GMTHurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.aGeneral newsBermudaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:56:17 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 newsManilaPhilippinesSyriaMiddle EastIraqSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 10:17:05 GMTNigeria Ebola patient hid from government, Nigeria (AP) — A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday.BASHIR ADIGUNiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNigeriaAfricaWest AfricaLagosSierra LeoneGuineaLiberia, 28 Aug 2014 09:19:19 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 07:12:20 GMTOmaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member, Neb. (AP) — When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.MARGERY A. BECKaGeneral newsTelevision programsCrimePoliceTheftViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:15:49 GMTOn Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:07:06 GMT6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China (AP) — Six people died and 21 others were missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, Chinese state media reported Thursday.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:56:38 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 GMTPoll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim (AP) — A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of 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.iGeneral newsPublic opinionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Aug 2014 07:19:51 GMTTelefonica ups bid to create Brazil's top operator (AP) — Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros previously.htBusinessTechnologySpainMadridBrazilWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 09:02:10 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 home of a pro-democracy media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsDemocracyMediaGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 09:48:37 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSeniors, 28 Aug 2014 09:54:12 GMTBuy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.DAVE SKRETTAfBusinessSportsSports facility constructionSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:49:48 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 GMTUSC's Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans' trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballCoachingAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:17:25 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 10:39:34 GMTTurkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 09:08:08 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 GMTJapanese lawmaker, martial artists in North Korea, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician has arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year.iGeneral newsSportsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:04 GMTA flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsRestaurantsMammalsAnimalsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureFood and drinkAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:05:12 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 doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday.JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthEmergency managementInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsNigeriaGenevaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaAfricaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 10:48:51 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 GMTThai court drops murder case against ex-PM (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday dismissed a murder case against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy, who were both indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 09:43:19 GMTWhite House preps legal case for immigration steps (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsImmigration policyImmigrationSeparation of powersLegislatureImpeachmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:08:03 GMTDubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as it was able to process more cargo thanks to new capacity and a pick-up in global trade.ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 28 Aug 2014 08:21:00 GMTPoll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.KURT VOIGTaGeneral newsHealthSportsAthlete healthCoachingHigh school sportsHead injuriesPrimary and secondary educationAthlete injuriesYouth footballYouth sportsParentingHigh school footballInjuriesEducationSocial affairsFootballRelationshipsLifestyle, 28 Aug 2014 07:43:36 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 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 28 Aug 2014 07:07:30 GMTWhat to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballEventsProfessional basketballSpainFranceUnited StatesSevilleWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:53:35 GMTGlobal stock markets muted, Qantas surges (AP) — Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:06 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 GMTCorrection: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and is now operating.iBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleInsectsAgricultureNutritionAnimalsZoologyBiologyScienceIndustriesHealthThailandSoutheast AsiaYoungstownUnited StatesChinaGhanaOhioAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 07:44:06 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) — A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 10:39:38 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 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it YORK (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 08:05:17 GMTGerman unemployment ticks up slightly in August (AP) — Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 08:51:14 GMTNew stands let US Open fans see stars practice YORK (AP) — U.S. Open fans can't seem to get enough of practice.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:03:03 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 GMTEU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsWorkplace discriminationGender issuesParliamentary electionsForeign policyLegislatureInternational relationsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsGovernment policyEurope, 28 Aug 2014 09:41:14 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on children's sports and injuries was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthSports, 28 Aug 2014 07:45:04 GMT