FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 13:58:41 -0700Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons, Texas (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:25:02 GMTChicago's Little League champs return as heroes (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.DON BABWINCARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballHigh school baseballYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsHigh school sportsYouth sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:39:30 GMTObama again faces Congress question on Syria (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:26:51 GMT'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting, Neb. (AP) — Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha struck and killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentPoliceTheftCrimeViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:03:06 GMTBattle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaPolandMoscowDonetskEuropeBlack SeaEastern Europe, 27 Aug 2014 19:56:26 GMTNYC Council to hold hearings after chokehold death YORK (AP) — The New York City Council will hold hearings on the NYPD's review of its training programs after the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:22:41 GMTPastor shot, wounded in Wyoming church, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his rural church.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftWyomingLaramieCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:02:20 GMTFeds protect 20 species of coral as threatened (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceCoralsEnvironmental conservation and preservationOceansAnimalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifePacific OceanAtlantic Ocean, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:21 GMTTraining guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch (AP) — An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compared veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch, a newspaper reported.aGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:31 GMTGirl abducted from school testifies about ordeal (AP) — A girl abducted from a Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted has testified in a hushed courtroom about her 19-hour-ordeal.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:36:27 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 27 Aug 2014 20:03:11 GMTIsraeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war (AP) — Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.TIA GOLDENBERGIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 19:58:49 GMTBanksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline (AP) — A cash-strapped youth group in Bristol has sold a Banksy artwork to a private collector for 403,000 British pounds ($668,000) — securing the future of the club.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomBristolWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Aug 2014 19:57:08 GMTUS indexes drift a day after record; Express gains stocks edged lower in late afternoon trading Wednesday afternoon, heading for their first decline after two days of gains. Investors monitored company earnings and the latest corporate deal news on a light day of trading ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 19:18:49 GMTSource: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke YORK (AP) — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMusicNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:38:26 GMTEx-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucuses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGovernment and politicsState legislaturePolitical ethicsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsCrimeCaucusesLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderGeneral newsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:25:52 GMTStocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000 are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock markets, 27 Aug 2014 20:12:15 GMTCalifornia beach town sees flooding from hurricane BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaLos AngelesPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:03:06 GMTSoldier who shot self at base had earned medals, Va. (AP) — A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist who had earned Army commendation and good conduct medals in the past, the Army said Wednesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:26:53 GMTWoman accused of setting fire with burned bacon, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges.aGeneral newsOdditiesArsonFiresCrimeAccidents and disastersUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:41:28 GMTHow the US has justified overseas military action (AP) — A look at the domestic legal justifications the U.S. has used for military action around the world:The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureGeneral newsUnited StatesPakistanSyriaMiddle EastIraqYemenNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 20:39:37 GMTPartisan Politics wins PG Johnson at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Partisan Politics took the lead in mid-stretch and finished with a 2 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson at Saratoga Race Course.aGeneral newsHorse racingSportsSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:38:45 GMTPolice: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related (AP) — Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down with a makeshift anchor in a city river were drug-related.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsKidnappingRivers and streamsViolent crimeCrimeEnvironment and naturePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:49:45 GMTShooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.JACQUES BILLEAUDGENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesViolent crimeCrimeArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:42:41 GMTOmaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' TV crewman, robbery suspect at restaurant, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' TV crewman, robbery suspect at restaurant.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:44:05 GMTTV station pulls anti-Shaheen ads off air (AP) — A super PAC's negative ads against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire are being pulled off the air.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsTelevisionLegislatureCampaignsMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:41:07 GMTGrain mostly lower, beef lower and pork higher (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:40:14 GMTCBS releases outtakes from interview it held back YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentHostage situationsTV newsGeneral newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 27 Aug 2014 19:37:40 GMTDonors give nearly $700K after police shooting LOUIS (AP) — Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:30:36 GMTExpress and Chico's are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessCorporate stockIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 27 Aug 2014 20:33:21 GMTImmigration judges' union wants independent court (AP) — The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyJudiciaryImmigrationCourtsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairs, 27 Aug 2014 20:46:31 GMTQ&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulations, 27 Aug 2014 20:21:17 GMTUS official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 19:20:18 GMT'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit, Maine (AP) — Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana plans to participate in a celebration of his art in countries across the world called International HOPE Day.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 27 Aug 2014 20:49:20 GMTMore Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says (AP) — The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesDenverNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:30:37 GMTJohn Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot', N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:02:48 GMTBoston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse (AP) — If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSports medicineBoston Marathon bombingBombingsWeddingsMarathonsHealthSportsEventsOccasionsLifestyleTrack and fieldBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:53:38 GMTReview: The case against binge-watching TV CITY, Pa. (AP) — It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainment, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:18 GMTNYC Council to hold hearing after chokehold death YORK (AP) — The New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing next month on a police department review of its training procedures in the wake of the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man, The Associated Press has learned.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsPoliceCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLocal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesNew York CityStaten IslandNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:40:15 GMTCalifornia terrorism suspect denies US attack plot, Calif. (AP) — A terrorism suspect from California who was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists said in jailhouse interviews that he never intended to carry out attacks in the United States.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsIntelligence agenciesTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 19:39:48 GMTUS marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded YORK (AP) — An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday.aGeneral newsFugitivesCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:21:49 GMTCelebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort ANGELES (AP) — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentPublic televisionCelebrityTelevisionMedia, 27 Aug 2014 19:20:54 GMTTexas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.PAUL J. WEBERpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState legislatureState governmentsCampaignsFilibustersLegislaturePolitical fundraisingTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 19:34:33 GMTNFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season (AP) — Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril.TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceDopingSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:41:38 GMTLabor protest disrupts Argentine capital AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesLabor economyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesPricesArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 20:03:27 GMTBaltimore's 1st casino highlights national trend (AP) — At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne.JULIET LINDERMANaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballSportsBaltimoreMarylandAtlantic CityLas VegasPhiladelphiaNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevadaPennsylvania, 27 Aug 2014 20:44:08 GMTAlibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry's most lucrative IPO.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Aug 2014 20:26:51 GMTUK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityIslamCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionCrimes against childrenUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 20:47:22 GMTPilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after the flier's fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 20:25:12 GMTAP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza.DAN PERRYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesInternational incidentsDiplomacyCease firesProperty damageGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelEgyptTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 20:20:43 GMT