FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:07:21 -07:00US Open fans get break from sun, but not yet rain, in Ashehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce360cf1c45f4b6c969f612bee0442d2Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:43:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they're getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing sun.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce360cf1c45f4b6c969f612bee0442d2Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0695247f1fe4de7a739cc05b9494aa4Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:51:14 GMTALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and for providing other aid to the group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0695247f1fe4de7a739cc05b9494aa4Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares meet to decide SoCal supremacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c60a592926d4c1b8f57f3a4e6342a42Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:51 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — No championship belt is at stake when Leo Santa Cruz steps into the Staples Center ring to take on Abner Mares.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c60a592926d4c1b8f57f3a4e6342a42EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2d5012e2e5c4959ac7e76042dc909a1Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2d5012e2e5c4959ac7e76042dc909a1Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27975fb70e54de5ab8a705588d59165Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:23:34 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Friday following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27975fb70e54de5ab8a705588d59165Attorneys for accused church shooter let out of other caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f7eec57ef634b4cac0b85c6e7abd48bFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:15 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys representing the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church will be allowed to solely focus on his case until it's resolved, a judge ruled on Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f7eec57ef634b4cac0b85c6e7abd48bThe Latest: Ex-student will have to register as sex offenderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/460b69ac9e3d44cb8fb6a4698a0e5cfeFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:46:52 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/460b69ac9e3d44cb8fb6a4698a0e5cfeFlorida keeps eye on Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Mondayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82bf74c6f43a4132a4ae1590c3f96398Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:55:37 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82bf74c6f43a4132a4ae1590c3f96398Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f8fc11553d4f7ba49640bde59c879eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f8fc11553d4f7ba49640bde59c879eThe Latest: Father of slain reporter talks gun controlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49af6983e6145098a91c8b5131ff756Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:49:13 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49af6983e6145098a91c8b5131ff756Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' frayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1a0d1630c25431ba64622caddf16602Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:03:47 GMTVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1a0d1630c25431ba64622caddf16602Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencikhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ac2f8fb1b6f43e69a825c849d61c8d8Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:57:36 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ac2f8fb1b6f43e69a825c849d61c8d8Illinois fires football coach Tim Beckman, citing review of player mistreatment allegationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c52db68c57469393db1e3d699e3f1eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:31:01 GMTCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fires football coach Tim Beckman, citing review of player mistreatment allegations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24c52db68c57469393db1e3d699e3f1eBefore nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a messagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f052f0407ae74972921ea8c00b271d2fFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:54:03 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f052f0407ae74972921ea8c00b271d2fLegionnaires' disease sends California inmate to hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61912925c0148d0985b76377a5c8957Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:51:33 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water has been shut off at California's oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61912925c0148d0985b76377a5c8957Lebanon interior minister worried about protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8aabf347ec94ce3814301b928c20712Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:19:05 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister said Friday he is "worried" about a mass protest against Lebanon's government planned for this weekend but said he will strive to guarantee the safety of demonstrators.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8aabf347ec94ce3814301b928c20712Oklahoma inmate testifies at hearing focused on his sanityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18cd641b1a334aa2bdb3340b2cb8ba28Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:56:00 GMTMcALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter mumbled about religion but only answered a few questions during a hearing about his sanity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18cd641b1a334aa2bdb3340b2cb8ba28The Latest: Girl in rape case says measure of justice servedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64016c20802a4144a85421f7291ed501Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:28:21 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64016c20802a4144a85421f7291ed501Gunman in TV killings remembered as 'professional victim'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/767d63f422fd4b38b1f288b5dc7bb732Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:27:07 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a "professional victim."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/767d63f422fd4b38b1f288b5dc7bb732Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8041cb37f549c89076097fb7e0d95eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8041cb37f549c89076097fb7e0d95eFormer prep school student convicted of sex chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/980d3929e46f405089a3638752f8928dFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:46 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep with.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/980d3929e46f405089a3638752f8928dRecalls this week: Rotary tools, mowers, bicycleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809e2a401fb842b0954e3331817b141eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:09 GMTA line of rotary tools that can overheat and melt are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include mowers with leaky gas tanks and defective bicycles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809e2a401fb842b0954e3331817b141ePanel advances proposal linked to Los Angeles Olympics bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8468546476dd4d7d81dd08ed4cb92860Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:30:46 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal that would authorize the mayor of Los Angeles to execute contracts related to the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics has advanced amid questions about potential runaway costs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8468546476dd4d7d81dd08ed4cb92860Authorities in Vegas probing death of child in hot vehiclehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a89602129744ce59a4eaeea23d51cf7Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:02:15 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy died after he was left for 90 minutes in a stifling hot vehicle while outside temperatures in Las Vegas reached 100 degrees.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a89602129744ce59a4eaeea23d51cf7Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4d797ee183c47e296ab8ce45185061eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:50:01 GMTCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has fired football coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4d797ee183c47e296ab8ce45185061eBenedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by dronehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6217dfa75734bb9a8bb7b6f2ebf2f2dFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:09:15 GMTPORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6217dfa75734bb9a8bb7b6f2ebf2f2dApple's music service losing key player as exec resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ba8b906f414ba2b38e93db184851a0Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:23 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ba8b906f414ba2b38e93db184851a0The Latest: Ex-prep school student to be sentenced Oct. 29http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6666536d5c0a4b57bace4e88cca18dd3Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:59:02 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6666536d5c0a4b57bace4e88cca18dd3Train runs into truck on tracks in San Diego; no injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499a6862f5fc4021b801b7d15767c70eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:29:23 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — Fire officials say an Amtrak train crashed into a truck that was on railroad tracks in San Diego, but the driver was able to jump out in time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499a6862f5fc4021b801b7d15767c70eGuinea ex-coup leader won't run in electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc85cc44acb4204a71ecbc90c3fe938Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:13:41 GMTOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The lawyer of Guinea's former coup leader says the ex-strongman will not be able to take part in next month's presidential election after he was barred from returning to the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc85cc44acb4204a71ecbc90c3fe938The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/835f8cd558614670a9dafdb998e925c1Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:10:21 GMTGULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/835f8cd558614670a9dafdb998e925c1The Latest: Ex-student faces up to 7 years on top chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8b3843575604a86b5c0fdd186f94f17Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:19:22 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8b3843575604a86b5c0fdd186f94f17The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44f5b50c23ca4999a9790c8b90c95394Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:49:01 GMTiTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 27, 2015:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44f5b50c23ca4999a9790c8b90c95394US stocks drop in early afternoon trading after wild weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f554c57971d4a4e8ecceb7c36f6ed83Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:03:54 GMTU.S. stocks fell in early afternoon trading Friday, at the end of a volatile week for the market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f554c57971d4a4e8ecceb7c36f6ed83Army chaplain wins prize to give 9/11 sermon by ground zerohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4aed826713d4ca187a263bd6fa11f4cFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:44:34 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An Army chaplain has won a national prize for an original sermon that he will deliver on Sept. 11 at a chapel near ground zero that became a sanctuary of consolation after the terrorist attacks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4aed826713d4ca187a263bd6fa11f4cDominican death toll rises as 'Erika' reaches Hispaniolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d4a4f7bb9894ef2937ce8b9c601d3a9Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:09:00 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Erika began to bear down Friday on the Dominican Republic as authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica warned that the death toll would rise from mudslides and flooding unleashed by the system.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d4a4f7bb9894ef2937ce8b9c601d3a9Mali militia refuses to leave town after peace deal brokenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d6e5325a5894348a801d2e42aabc1a7Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:35:46 GMTBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia in Mali said Friday it won't follow demands by an international peace monitoring group to leave a northern town that it took from separatists last week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d6e5325a5894348a801d2e42aabc1a7Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74a7824b0b7f482bb549e76bf56b566aFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:56:42 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74a7824b0b7f482bb549e76bf56b566aGov. Bentley's wife seeks divorce, says marriage is brokenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36b930f3a5f6447faa132ff5e3c92625Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:23:01 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36b930f3a5f6447faa132ff5e3c92625Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in placehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ebdfca44a246049b2c1a5f3296cf4eFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:52:27 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he expects improvements in the relationship between the United States and Israel to come "pretty quick" once the Iran nuclear deal is in place.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ebdfca44a246049b2c1a5f3296cf4eWalker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6049e3a46456429bad54eefaa7bf636fFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:50:25 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6049e3a46456429bad54eefaa7bf636fEurope's migrant crisis brings new death by land and seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2b9210f2824772bc760f54de30e204Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:21:57 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2b9210f2824772bc760f54de30e204The Latest: Ex-prep school senior acquitted of felony rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c94cb7b0fa3746208933192f01782640Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:01:25 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c94cb7b0fa3746208933192f01782640Albania seizes 500,000 cannabis plants in major crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7aa73fa03f040008b2fd7d26e0d0149Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:06:28 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities say they have confiscated about half a million cannabis plants this year, arresting 240 suspected growers and drug traffickers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7aa73fa03f040008b2fd7d26e0d0149German authorities brace for protests at refugee shelterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43dfffa696b54d8ba80e4f814c987e83Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:25:05 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German authorities braced for possible far-right violence in the eastern state of Saxony at the weekend, with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday promising federal support for local police seeking to prevent anti-refugee riots of the kind seen in the town of Heidenau last week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43dfffa696b54d8ba80e4f814c987e83Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f652edd9f9c7460fafa28bb9cef07fbfFri, 28 Aug 2015 18:16:45 GMTSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pennsylvania teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f652edd9f9c7460fafa28bb9cef07fbfTurkish President Erdogan approves interim governmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67380d31bd8544778e1beea024017c24Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:59:56 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67380d31bd8544778e1beea024017c24Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and togetherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc7627d81c364db2b9fa154b6cd37443Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:47:42 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc7627d81c364db2b9fa154b6cd37443The Latest: Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erica nearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21ea64b174354d799e2e0715432959f2Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:53:07 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21ea64b174354d799e2e0715432959f2Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives aparthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9379f16eb1bd47e0bde66845c5aff282Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:31:17 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's first lady has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9379f16eb1bd47e0bde66845c5aff282