FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:37:08 -07:00US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e81ab79c54b4b0f8add5077b4d513a4Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:06:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target climb. That's helping many retailers recover some of the sharp losses they took a day earlier. Technology companies are rising as well, but energy companies are falling as the price of oil turns lower.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e81ab79c54b4b0f8add5077b4d513a4Illinois House tests support for Rauner school-funding vetohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6caa2cd8f08460588b0c2269c12c1a5Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:52:30 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois school superintendents hostile to Gov. Bruce Rauner's changes on a school-funding plan told lawmakers on Wednesday that the Republican's proposal would hamstring their school districts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6caa2cd8f08460588b0c2269c12c1a5Oilers sign center Leon Draisaitl to 8-year extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5149719c9bdb4494869a47ab76298876Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:57:36 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5149719c9bdb4494869a47ab76298876Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d92974ae1b2942dabe83365180db5c28Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:07:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d92974ae1b2942dabe83365180db5c28The Latest: Part of helicopter, helmet found in Army crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9832717438494250a517dcd8de8adc97Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:22:40 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9832717438494250a517dcd8de8adc97Austria orders recall of unapproved cancer drughttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bf702192be140a28f3bccdbb65e7579Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:14 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bf702192be140a28f3bccdbb65e7579Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bagshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e399314f95b4f97ab8634b59670c2cbWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:27:15 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e399314f95b4f97ab8634b59670c2cbThe Latest: French city opens toilets, showers for migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590f21c24b3e4a26a8b20db430a04220Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:09:42 GMTMADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590f21c24b3e4a26a8b20db430a04220Texas governor suggests 'bathroom bill' not coming backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/701e0916c392453296caa7a8b64a77a7Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:19:45 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/701e0916c392453296caa7a8b64a77a7Man arrested on hindering charge in Missouri officer killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1e02c1f4c24a2e97144fd261fc632cWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:51 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of a western Missouri police officer told an informant that he dropped the suspected gunman off at a nearby marina after the shooting, according to court records.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1e02c1f4c24a2e97144fd261fc632cSeaWorld veterinarians euthanize sick orcahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92132de3bd84cb886a0a1e54b1d3022Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:09 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld says that veterinarians at its San Diego park had to euthanize an orca estimated to be nearly 42 years old.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92132de3bd84cb886a0a1e54b1d3022South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first ladyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2f529c1abc549768fff5fa50d9fcd31Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:40 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2f529c1abc549768fff5fa50d9fcd31Postal worker, 3 men charged in theft of blank money ordershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0d58b60bbff4b74945f66ce2486b983Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:54:35 GMTCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey postal service worker and three other men are charged in a $100,000 fraud involving dozens of stolen blank money orders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0d58b60bbff4b74945f66ce2486b983Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TVhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/690aabcb12e341048cbb44fc9f4638c8Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:29:03 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/690aabcb12e341048cbb44fc9f4638c8Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36abc9d3d6a4a7aa791dd114e31b66cWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:06:45 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b36abc9d3d6a4a7aa791dd114e31b66cUN experts: Charlottesville exemplifies rising racism in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf3d10c6026a4e368df15f4f8bd49c53Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:11:46 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Three United Nations human rights experts decried rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example and urging U.S. authorities Tuesday to punish perpetrators of hate crimes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf3d10c6026a4e368df15f4f8bd49c53Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73fcbef8e69d4cf481b54a31a0b61b70Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A survey says Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73fcbef8e69d4cf481b54a31a0b61b70Military leaders speak out against racism, extremismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a75188062cc7436f8246d34e4bd81e3aWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:11:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a75188062cc7436f8246d34e4bd81e3aMayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e14a5761c74fe3bc5262d224eb1dd3Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:59 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e14a5761c74fe3bc5262d224eb1dd3Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with foundershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8529aa027b4a4d92a3d8f7664adb555aWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:15:32 GMTBoth were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8529aa027b4a4d92a3d8f7664adb555aMissouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power linehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af2bda924239490e8033b4ecb5710158Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:59:09 GMTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af2bda924239490e8033b4ecb5710158Peter Pan bus company settles complaint over disabled accesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc9c65696d2043cf83aab606e9b8de7dWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:15:22 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bus company accused of discriminating against passengers with disabilities has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors that resolves the allegations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc9c65696d2043cf83aab606e9b8de7dIs it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/520c12d02e414fe9ba60c77a0ea31c07Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/520c12d02e414fe9ba60c77a0ea31c07Hastert officially no longer in custody; probation beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c977eb2c194aabb9fdbf11e5cd21c8Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:26:03 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c977eb2c194aabb9fdbf11e5cd21c8Los Angeles cemetery removes Confederate monumenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1a09c8930d14873858619da180e4b94Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A large stone monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery commemorating Confederate veterans was taken down Wednesday after hundreds of people demanded its removal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1a09c8930d14873858619da180e4b94Pence won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcd2a323136f4a3c87d1626b23aea255Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:44:36 GMTSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday skirted questions about comments by President Donald Trump voicing sympathy for Charlottesville protesters, but says he stands with the president nonetheless.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcd2a323136f4a3c87d1626b23aea255Country music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb5ca51488e476d913179a299774b6dWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:55:21 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb5ca51488e476d913179a299774b6dAt least 6 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6ce5b2ab94c03ab5454ff1509beaeWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:25:22 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Gunmen stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals and opened fire early Wednesday in an assault staged to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least six people were killed and five were arrested.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fc6ce5b2ab94c03ab5454ff1509beaeCompany ordered to pay $302,500 for deadly Georgia gas leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6842cd22b6ac472bafb405fd830c9a6eWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:14 GMTAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6842cd22b6ac472bafb405fd830c9a6e2 charged with murder in Long Island killing linked to MS-13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8ec6546901486fa9977db61b78f85dWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:08 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say two people have been arrested on murder charges in a Long Island death that a prosecutor has linked to MS-13 gang violence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8ec6546901486fa9977db61b78f85dUN criticizes Trump remarks on military action in Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/534565db0b7b45838a91630973ec386fWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:15 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump's threat of military action to resolve Venezuela's political crisis, saying Latin America successfully got rid of foreign intervention and this must be safeguarded.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/534565db0b7b45838a91630973ec386fBlack fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b0488604ca5490abc2380037cc56202Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:29 GMTNEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded minority firefighters have reason to perceive racial bias in the department.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b0488604ca5490abc2380037cc56202European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injuryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9858d4e85d24238afd0ec3ee820fa9bWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:23:36 GMTWEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veteran Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she created at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9858d4e85d24238afd0ec3ee820fa9bConfederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimorehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70ad429d3b544eae83a2e23dda7c9ff7Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:21 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70ad429d3b544eae83a2e23dda7c9ff7Woman accused of molesting 2 kids, selling videos onlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6579efa645ce43609394965281957a58Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:14:53 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old Arizona woman is accused of molesting two young children and selling videos of the acts on the internet.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6579efa645ce43609394965281957a58Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concernedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0692d6fb07540e0b4158aebe9ec1861Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:14:33 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0692d6fb07540e0b4158aebe9ec1861Authorities: MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain staturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa844da801342bcb3a40fa1b5154dbbWed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:37 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afa844da801342bcb3a40fa1b5154dbbIraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73c7243f846433885e49ac327acc532Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:43 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73c7243f846433885e49ac327acc532Cruise ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' productionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/758d706c6a454e6384b75dfabd715eb5Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:04 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Production has shut down on "Mission: Impossible 6" due to star Tom Cruise's broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/758d706c6a454e6384b75dfabd715eb5Review: In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jerseyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf661e6c4164a9a8bd636e5f7cc8925Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:45 GMTThe Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf661e6c4164a9a8bd636e5f7cc8925Israel said to have hit Hezbollah convoys dozens of timeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7470ec83e90e4be1a98e1d2f99a77b14Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:00 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former air force chief says it has carried out dozens of airstrikes on weapons convoys destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah group over the past five years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7470ec83e90e4be1a98e1d2f99a77b14Deputy charged with leaking airport shooting video to TMZhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/943942082d4d41e4a7f0491bb389c592Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:17:10 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy has been charged with copying a videotape of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport and leaking it to the website TMZ.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/943942082d4d41e4a7f0491bb389c592Fed officials split in July over inflation worrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dee3501b5f843ceb2861af4857807eeWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:37:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dee3501b5f843ceb2861af4857807eeThe Latest: Now 3 Confederate statues vandalized in NChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1db24a3e3204db292d644748d8b1696Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:19:53 GMTDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on vandalism of Confederate monuments in North Carolina (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1db24a3e3204db292d644748d8b1696Dimitrov, Keys reach Western & Southern Open's 3rd roundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f49d1e23094a27ae28aa540ef82f37Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:22:59 GMTMASON, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-seeded Gregor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Western & Southern Open's round of 16.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f49d1e23094a27ae28aa540ef82f37Under pressure, Trump disbands business advisory councilshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5f605ae965d4305b5e3f48fb697b8baWed, 16 Aug 2017 17:54:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over his remarks about the Charlottesville protests.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5f605ae965d4305b5e3f48fb697b8baThe Latest: Pelosi blames GOP for "deafening silence"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf14ca7d8e84e67a3bdfa9a93d22ce6Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:03:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's comments about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf14ca7d8e84e67a3bdfa9a93d22ce6Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2e35b96f69345bda3bc1066213c906fWed, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:45 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2e35b96f69345bda3bc1066213c906fCouple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705bfe405ba1436dbfd226b0f6a6f2a3Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:26:48 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705bfe405ba1436dbfd226b0f6a6f2a3Philadelphia mayor: Time to discuss future of Rizzo statuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/759e141b035f4905959ba839182571f3Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:59 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says the city should discuss the future of a statue of one of his predecessors after reports of possible vandalism and a city councilwoman's call for its removal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/759e141b035f4905959ba839182571f3