FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 20:57:01 -0700Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7 (AP) — Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.JOE KAYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:28:11 GMTAP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:18 GMTAsian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:21 GMTPolice: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingDogsChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeMammalsAnimalsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:53:03 GMTNats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs (AP) — Denard Span and the Washington Nationals ran off with another victory.IAN QUILLENsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:48:42 GMTOklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:59:57 GMTCalifornia to appeal ruling tossing death penalty FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:53:03 GMTRyu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open, Ontario (AP) — On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers.sSportsWomen's golfGolfRecord setting eventsWomen's sportsGeneral newsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:00:58 GMTMalaysia prepares to receive bodies from M17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:40:22 GMTLawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance.BRADY McCOMBSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:55:44 GMTInjured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open, N.C. (AP) — John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.BILL KISERsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAthlete healthWinston-SalemUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:35:20 GMTMexico increases number of missing to 22,322 CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has increased its calculation of the number of people who have disappeared since the start of the country's drug war in 2006 and now lists 22,322 as missing, officials said Thursday. It had said in May that 8,000 people were missing.iGeneral newsMissing personsDrug-related crimeGovernment and politicsCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 01:59:48 GMTGov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:25 GMTAccuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal (AP) — A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:06 GMTCubs beat Giants 2-1 in suspended game (AP) — After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:29 GMTKansas told to turn over 'In Cold Blood' files, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge ordered the state Thursday to release more documents to people trying to write a book about the 1959 "In Cold Blood" murders.HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:15:10 GMTMet Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 22 Aug 2014 03:20:23 GMTCalifornia plans aid to immigrant minors, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America, Democratic leaders announced Thursday.JULIET WILLIAMSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsLegislationImmigrationLegislatureState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesCentral AmericaTexasNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:47:21 GMTNY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:48 GMTGPS devices find huge water loss in western US DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.aGeneral newsScienceSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:07:43 GMTConnecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:26:05 GMTNo bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:32 GMTFormer AP photo editor Toby Massey dies (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.DOUGLASS K. DANIELwGeneral newsNewspapersObituariesNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesDistrict of ColumbiaHuntingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 22 Aug 2014 03:38:42 GMTOfficer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.LISA CORNWELLaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:53:02 GMTAP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:24 GMTNo Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.JOHN KEKISsSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballBaseballEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsPhiladelphiaIllinoisPennsylvaniaWilliamsportUnited StatesLas VegasNorth AmericaNevada, 22 Aug 2014 03:13:25 GMTPlane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.iGeneral newsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 02:06:58 GMTAlaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:49:30 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMTFoley case lays bare debate over paying ransom (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings.LARA JAKESELLEN KNICKMEYERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsIslamWar and unrestKidnappingDiplomacyJournalistsNational securityMilitary and defenseReligionSocial affairsCrimeInternational relationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesUnited KingdomIraqSyriaFranceMiddle EastPersian GulfEuropeColombiaQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:07 GMTKvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:35:50 GMTPhelps back in international comp, advances in 100 COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's sportsSwimmingAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaNorth AmericaJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 02:33:21 GMTVeteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68 ANGELES (AP) — A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:20:58 GMTCancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsWNBA PlayoffsWomen's basketballCancerProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsEventsDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:20:02 GMTAmerican Air will charge for solo 12-14 year olds WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.fBusinessTravelLifestyleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:36:16 GMTMcIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:49 GMTFormer Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86 (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsObituariesMichiganVatican CityDetroitGrand RapidsUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:30:48 GMTEurope, US mull UN resolution on Gaza truce NATIONS (AP) — With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, U.N. diplomats said Thursday.ALEXANDRA OLSONiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelUnited KingdomGaza StripFranceGermanyMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 00:20:26 GMTMexico nabs suspects with 10,000 sea turtle eggs CITY (AP) — Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10,000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles.iGeneral newsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:28:41 GMTMalaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.SYAWALLUDIN ZAINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 03:28:27 GMTGAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary correctional systemsArmed forcesLegislatureGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesCubaAfghanistanNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:15 GMTRussian student worker missing at Grand Teton, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsSeasonal jobsAnimalsMooseCareersBusinessMammalsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 00:19:30 GMTFoles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers (AP) — This was more like last year's Eagles.ROB MAADDIsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:46:54 GMTAngels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston (AP) — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.DOUG ALDENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonLos AngelesOaklandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:39 GMTRyan says he'd love to see Romney run again (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 22 Aug 2014 03:14:50 GMTMexican mining firm complains about probe of spill CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.iBusinessGeneral newsRivers and streamsProduction facilitiesEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentCorporate newsEnergy industryMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:50:15 GMTMo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentLittle League World SeriesTelevision ratingsYouth baseballSports mediaEventsTelevisionMediaBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsBristolLas VegasConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 21 Aug 2014 23:35:37 GMTLynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 01:08:29 GMTPolice tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest, Chile (AP) — Student protesters fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons used during a march through the Chilean capital Thursday, but no injuries or arrests were reported.EVA VERGARAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:06:49 GMTWorld champ Biles leads at US gymnastics nationals (AP) — Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion.WILL GRAVESsSportsWomen's gymnasticsWomen's sportsGymnasticsArtistic gymnastics, 22 Aug 2014 03:18:32 GMT