FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 06:43:21 -0700Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.BASHIR ADIGUNJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNigeriaWest AfricaAbujaLagosLiberiaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 13:20:02 GMTInterpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory' (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies.iGeneral newsCrimeThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:22:25 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Aug. 24: Battle of the Petersburg, Virginia, railroad.The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarEventsPetersburgVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:23 GMTSpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyContracts and ordersGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsLocal governmentsCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTexasBrownsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:40 GMTBayern favored in $1.25M Travers at Saratoga SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The 145th running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course is set for Saturday, with the speedy Bayern a 2-to-1 favorite.sSportsHorse racingSaratoga SpringsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:37:39 GMTAirline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.DAVID KOENIGtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelAir travelHolidaysOccasionsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:10 GMTAP Sportlight — Malcolm Whitman wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsDopingSwimmingSportsAquaticsMen's aquaticsWomen's aquaticsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:10 GMTParents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors, N.H. (AP) — The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.aGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:04:37 GMTAt Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisEconomic policyCurrency marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanUnited StatesJacksonEuropeRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaWyomingEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:14 GMTTV SportsWatch — ArenaBowl XXVII, Arizona at ClevelandThe Associated PresssWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfWomen's gymnasticsWomen's tennisMen's gymnasticsMen's tennisLittle League World SeriesGymnasticsWomen's soccerGolfBaseballProfessional soccerYouth baseballYouth soccerTennisAutomobile racingDivingProfessional baseballCollege footballFormula OneIndyCarTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquaticsEventsMen's aquaticsSoccerYouth sportsCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballCaliforniaUnited StatesColoradoLos AngelesSan FranciscoPennsylvaniaNew JerseyWashingtonSeattleTampaPortlandBoulderPragueEast AsiaSeoulFloridaWilliamsportPittsburghTokyoLas VegasChinaTennesseeNanjingNew YorkWinston-SalemAtlantaCincinnatiArizonaBelgiumNorth AmericaIndianaWashingtonOregonCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEuropeAsiaSouth KoreaJapanNevadaGreater ChinaNorth CarolinaGeorgiaOhioWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 12:14:08 GMTUS inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island.tTravelLifestyleCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 12:55:05 GMTArmed woman stopped at Philippine president's home, Philippines (AP) — A woman armed with a pistol tried to enter the Philippine presidential palace Friday and demanded to see President Benigno Aquino III, security officials said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:52 GMTRussian ban on Polish apples sparks cider debate, Poland (AP) — Poland's Economy Ministry wants the nation of beer and vodka lovers to drink more cider.VANESSA GERAiBusinessGeneral newsAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsBeveragesFood and drinkLifestylePolandRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 12:53:33 GMTArab museum creates eclectic concert series, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum in Michigan is launching an eclectic, diverse concert series featuring multimedia and spoken word, Arabic classical and folk, Native American hip-hop and Afro-Cuban-infused jazz fusion.tTravelLifestyleMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:47:23 GMTAmerican Air will charge for solo kids up to 14 WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14.tTravelLifestyleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:50:43 GMTIraq militants kill 46 in attack on Sunni mosque (AP) — Militants targeted a Sunni mosque in a province next to the Iraqi capital during weekly prayers on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding over 50 as members of the Islamic State group continue to push through the area, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsNational governmentsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 12:57:42 GMTObama faces options in Iraq and Syria (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsArmed forcesJournalistsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaBaghdadIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:39 GMTMd. ban on grain alcohol hurts violin makers, Md. (AP) — Binge drinkers and frat boys aren't the only ones despairing over Maryland's new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected.aOdditiesAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:23 GMTStocks dip on Ukraine, ahead of Yellen talk KONG (AP) — European stock markets turned lower on Friday, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUkraineHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesJacksonEastern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 12:17:05 GMTCorcoran Gallery exhibits now free to public (AP) — Admission to the Corcoran Gallery of Art is now free following culmination of court-approved deal that ends the Corcoran's life as an independent institution.tTravelLifestyleArt galleriesVisual artsArts and entertainment, 22 Aug 2014 12:44:48 GMTKenya: Man says he is wanted Somali terror suspect, Kenya (AP) — A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsTerrorismBombingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSomaliaKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:39 GMTIce bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt, Ky. (AP) — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:55 GMTThree-down LBs more scarce as pass plays increase, Mass. (AP) — Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball.HOWARD ULMANsSportsAthlete retirementProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:49:25 GMTIraq: at least 40 killed in Sunni mosque attack (AP) — Officials in Iraq's Diyala province say militants have opened fire on worshippers at a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 40 people.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 12:29:19 GMTImage of Asia: Zoo honors Philippine heroes this photo by Bullit Marquez, Japanese koi swim under paddling ducks at a zoo in the Philippines. Malabon Zoo owner Manny Tangco said he has opened the new koi collection to honor Filipinos who work abroad because the fish are said to symbolize perseverance. The launching of the new attraction comes in time for National Heroes' Day on Monday. About one in 10 Filipinos works abroad, supporting their families and the Philippine economy with the money they send home. The government often refers to Filipino workers overseas as the country's "new heroes."The Associated PressaGeneral newsPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:06:23 GMTPakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament (AP) — The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power over alleged election fraud.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:30:40 GMTThis Date In Baseball — On their way to the American League pennant, the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Senators 4-1 for their 19th straight victory.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsProfessional baseballSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballIllinoisPhiladelphiaPittsburghMissouriWinter HavenSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaFlorida, 22 Aug 2014 12:11:13 GMTGaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas military commanders.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesEspionageBlockadesCease firesCrimeGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:08 GMTUkraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower YORK (AP) — Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 13:39:33 GMTObama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsArmed forcesJournalistsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaBaghdadIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:30:02 GMTPolice: Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil YORK (AP) — The two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:55:44 GMTUkraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion', Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestInternational agreementsForeign aidHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUkraineMoscowKievRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 12:39:41 GMTNBA Calendar 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.The Associated PresssProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 12:10:30 GMTMercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year for guiding the Mercury to a league-record 29 wins this season, and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 13:34:31 GMTIndia blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.NIRMALA GEORGEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSikhismReligionSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:13:01 GMTMH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.VINCENT THIANCHRIS BRUMMITTiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAmsterdamUkraineRussiaAsiaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 13:29:31 GMTMarijuana charges against Steelers Bell, Blount (AP) — Police have filed marijuana possession charges against Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following a traffic stop.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsSportsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:30:15 GMTRains raise search risk after Japan landslides (AP) — Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week.MARI YAMAGUCHIELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 13:26:46 GMT6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.aGeneral newsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSportsNew YorkWatertownUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:03:55 GMTDeere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.fBusinessLayoffsPersonnelProduction facilitiesCorporate newsMolineIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:32:34 GMTFriday's Time Schedule at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.The Associated PresssWNBA PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsProfessional footballFootballSportsBaseballMen's sportsWNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's basketballWomen's sportsLos AngelesOaklandNew York CitySeattleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkWashington, 22 Aug 2014 12:26:15 GMTMore schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.ERIC OLSONaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHigher educationBars and clubsFootballBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsRecreation and leisureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsTroyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:48 GMTDynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.The Associated PressfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industry, 22 Aug 2014 12:46:46 GMTSerbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.DUSAN STOJANOVICiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeSerbiaCrimeaRussiaEuropeEastern EuropeUkraine, 22 Aug 2014 12:46:26 GMTMud, slides shut roads, trap drivers in Washington, Wash. (AP) — Mud, slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsTrafficAccidents and disastersNatural disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:28:20 GMTSource: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:13:02 GMTNHL Calendar 8 — Regular season begins.sNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 12:10:17 GMTNFL Calendar 26 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 75 active players.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 22 Aug 2014 12:10:06 GMT2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff (AP) — Both suspects in a 20-hour hostage standoff this week in a Chicago suburb are parolees, and one is a convicted murderer who was under electronic monitoring.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 13:15:13 GMTBond hearing set for accused Tulsa officer, Okla. (AP) — A veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month is set to ask a judge that he be released on bond.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 12:49:19 GMT