FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 00:40:03 -0700Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:23:15 GMTVikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCrimeSports businessViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:01:41 GMTIowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.THOMAS BEAUMONTCATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:19:57 GMTWallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.TAMMY WEBBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:51:27 GMTDrag queens dress down Facebook over names FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.BARBARA ORTUTAYPAUL ELIAShtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:31:40 GMTAP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsBrazilRio de JaneiroCubaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:05:25 GMTPolice trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaScrantonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:28 GMTGroup says 3 million Syrian children not in school (AP) — An international aid group says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:26:24 GMTIndia, China leaders to discuss trade, investment DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for the world as he and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi began talks Thursday to deepen cooperation through investment and trade.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsInternational tradeBuddhismEconomyBusinessReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsChinaIndiaNew DelhiTibetGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 18 Sep 2014 07:25:20 GMT46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:35:54 GMTHyundai Motor to pay $9.6 billion for Gangnam land, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters.iBusinessGeneral newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:19 GMTAngels top M's 5-0, reach brink of AL West title, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:58:33 GMTScientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks (AP) — Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVulcanologyVolcanoesEarth scienceEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:27:41 GMTLos Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:45:17 GMTDoolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers, Calif. (AP) — Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 06:08:37 GMTAPNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyNuclear weaponsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:18:44 GMTObama, Ukraine president to meet at White House (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureEconomyBusinessUkraineRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:17:07 GMTQuotations in the News"This is the best of a long list of bad options." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:14 GMTCouple face life in prison in Craigslist slaying, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad are due in court for sentencing.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSunburyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:50:19 GMTBangladesh empowers parliament to impeach judges, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionConstitutionsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureJudiciaryImpeachmentsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 04:15:28 GMTOver 2,000 homes threatened in California fire PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.aGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:47:07 GMTInternational monitors endorse Fiji election, Fiji (AP) — A group of international observers who were scrutinizing this week's landmark Fiji election say the process was credible and the result should broadly reflect the will of voters.iGeneral newsPolitical endorsementsElectionsGovernment and politicsFijiSuvaOceania, 18 Sep 2014 06:23:36 GMTOrman business tie part of Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeGeneral newsState governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:55:40 GMTUN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsInternational incidentsCivil warsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 06:41:03 GMTSenate candidate says ex-staffer copied policies, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsSenate electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:44:10 GMTClosing arguments set in Rowland trial HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsState governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:11 GMTLawyers due in court in marathon bombing case (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in court for a status hearing on motions that include defense requests to move the trial outside of Massachusetts and delay the trial's start by at least 10 months.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:03:53 GMTRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southern Arizona, but it appeared to spare Tucson on Wednesday night.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:07 GMTHamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win DIEGO (AP) — Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:26:59 GMTCardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.BOB BAUMaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeArrestsViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:35 GMTEmotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsPublic opinionElectionsSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 05:43:18 GMTAsian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:41:34 GMTAngels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 06:56:00 GMTReview: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8 YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsSoftwareMobile phonesMobile mediaComputer hardwareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsInformation technologyMedia, 18 Sep 2014 04:31:15 GMTHorse power gains favor among small-scale farmers, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 06:31:42 GMTSenate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels (AP) — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week — giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants.ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLegislationMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaMiddle EastIowaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:15:38 GMTA guide to Scotland as independence vote nears, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowLondonEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 06:44:05 GMTUpgrade to iOS 8 now or wait? YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away.htBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsSoftwareComputing and information technology, 18 Sep 2014 04:23:21 GMTColumn: Time for Goodell to really say something Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsSports facility constructionCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:03:16 GMTDoctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy (AP) — Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTumorsCancerChemotherapyHealthDiagnosis and treatmentCampaignsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsDiseases and conditionsLocal electionsElectionsLocal governmentsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 18 Sep 2014 04:06:19 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trial, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang region from China.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsArrestsLegal proceedingsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 06:42:31 GMTEven seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shouting police blocking them from speaking to reporters or entering the temple as a group.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 07:27:29 GMTPolls open in historic Scottish independence vote, Scotland (AP) — Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 07:19:10 GMTAustralian leader warns of planned random attack (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 06:13:28 GMTSenate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:44 GMTAPNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsBorder securityLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesPolitical issues, 18 Sep 2014 04:41:04 GMTWehby blames former staff for copied policies, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsSenate electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:21:02 GMTAlibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate governanceCorporate newsChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 06:26:05 GMTDance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaGeneral newsLifestyleSportsExerciseMusicDiet and exerciseEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 06:11:51 GMTScotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyReferendumsParliamentary electionsLegislatureBusinessElectionsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandLondonEuropeNorth SeaWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 05:08:26 GMT