FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Aug 2016 11:59:13 -07:00Chicago law clerk is fired after posing as judge, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:21 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — A law clerk running unopposed for a judgeship has been fired after she was accused of donning a robe and taking the bench in a Chicago courtroom to hear some minor traffic cases. approves law on churches despite Christian opposition, 30 Aug 2016 17:36:55 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says parliament has approved a first-ever law to regulate the construction of churches despite opposition from rights groups and Coptic Christian leaders. sightseeing plane pulled from lake near New Orleans, 30 Aug 2016 17:40:50 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crane on a barge lifted the wreckage of a small sightseeing plane from a lake near New Orleans on Tuesday, the bodies of the pilot and a passenger still in the cabin, authorities said. State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:04 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria. things to look forward to at the movies this fall, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:12 GMTOut with the summer, in with the fall. Please hurry. honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction, 30 Aug 2016 18:48:02 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers. in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare, 30 Aug 2016 18:42:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying. Latest: Seventh university also removed flag over summer, 30 Aug 2016 18:18:04 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on universities removing the Mississippi state flag (all times local): or politics? Evangelist rallies Christians in Boston, 30 Aug 2016 18:05:58 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham has urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common to vote in the November election. Latest: Car of man accused of kidnapping wife found, 30 Aug 2016 18:11:34 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a police search for a Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping his wife at gunpoint (all times local): Brown posts videos as police wait outside his home, 30 Aug 2016 17:39:05 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a police response at Chris Brown's California home (all times local): weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:57 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes. funeral in Amatrice honors 37 quake victims, 30 Aug 2016 17:44:17 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An Italian bishop issued a sharp critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers. Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather, 30 Aug 2016 18:46:59 GMTRODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas. Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated', 30 Aug 2016 18:13:49 GMTAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated." Wesleyan football player gets probation in drug case, 30 Aug 2016 17:58:09 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Wesleyan University football player has been sentenced to six months of home confinement on federal charges that he supplied recreational hallucinogenic drugs to his teammates. Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens, 30 Aug 2016 18:12:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device., shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul, 30 Aug 2016 18:15:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites, 30 Aug 2016 17:46:39 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: "Pokemon Go" characters. Latest: 2014 runner-up Nishikori avoids 1st-round exit, 30 Aug 2016 17:57:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): erupts at Gap Inc. distribution center in New York, 30 Aug 2016 18:16:02 GMTFISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished. claiming British title stays jailed in Las Vegas, 30 Aug 2016 18:17:41 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title has been ordered by a judge to remain jailed in Las Vegas pending the resolution of multiple felony charges. detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuela, 30 Aug 2016 18:45:01 GMTMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan authorities say that a resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now returned to Uruguay. group surprises Flint kids with free backpacks, 30 Aug 2016 18:43:25 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit group is giving backpacks filled with school supplies to all 5,500 students in Flint's public school district, the latest philanthropic effort aimed at helping the city dealing with the aftermath of a lead-tainted water crisis. Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida, 30 Aug 2016 17:38:30 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket. No, not THAT Vladimir Putin. commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf, 30 Aug 2016 17:57:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East is criticizing Iran for what he calls provocative and unsafe maneuvers in the Persian Gulf. of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed', 30 Aug 2016 17:35:57 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others. face weapons charges in deadly New Jersey highway shootout, 30 Aug 2016 18:09:06 GMTEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Four men and a teenager have been charged in a rolling shootout on a New Jersey highway that left one man dead and four of the suspects injured. at Chris Brown's home after woman sought assistance, 30 Aug 2016 18:07:43 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities responded to singer Chris Brown's Los Angeles home early Tuesday after a woman called police seeking assistance, officials said. challenge, sheriff's latest bid top Arizona primary, 30 Aug 2016 18:48:28 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Primary challenges to two of the state's longest-serving Republicans are drawing attention as Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday. back in action after Olympic break, top teams slip up, 30 Aug 2016 18:19:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is back in full swing after the monthlong Olympic break and if the opening weekend was any indication, it's going to be an exciting final few weeks. Latest: Kaine describes Trump campaign as con job, 30 Aug 2016 18:10:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): presents case to oust Brazil President Rousseff, 30 Aug 2016 17:34:15 GMTBRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The lead prosecutor in the trial to oust Brazil's first female president said Tuesday that Dilma Rousseff had committed "fraud" in her accounting practices, then came to tears saying she hopes the leader forgives her for causing her to suffer. closes offices in 5 states after threats, 30 Aug 2016 18:13:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious. Woman used feds' fake university to get visas, 30 Aug 2016 17:33:39 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a New York City woman Tuesday for her alleged role in a student visa "pay to stay" scam uncovered after federal authorities set up a fake university. Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourism, 30 Aug 2016 17:39:32 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. Latest: Attack wounds 3 Turkish troops in Syria, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:55 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local): university furls Confederate-themed Mississippi flag, 30 Aug 2016 17:56:47 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi university has stopped flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school, 30 Aug 2016 18:16:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews with his flight instructors. Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids, 30 Aug 2016 18:17:41 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling Tuesday that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren't the biological or adoptive parent. State group says spokesman killed in Syria, 30 Aug 2016 18:26:31 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group says its spokesman has been "martyred" in northern Syria. among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay, 30 Aug 2016 18:38:04 GMTASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s. ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:33 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution. Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her, 30 Aug 2016 18:21:44 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two weeks earlier this summer kidnapped her again Tuesday and is on the run, state police said. Latest: Ana Ivanovic out in 1st round of US Open again, 30 Aug 2016 17:41:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): Man jailed in sex case leads race for Richmond mayor, 30 Aug 2016 18:29:29 GMTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A flamboyant former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl is the current front-runner in the crowded race for Richmond mayor, a new poll shows. wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks, 30 Aug 2016 17:37:05 GMTPARIS (AP) — The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses. building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons, 30 Aug 2016 18:36:59 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances. documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants, 30 Aug 2016 18:31:20 GMTHARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors. Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI, 30 Aug 2016 18:44:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.