FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:35:23 -0700Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabeteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89d1f73aa4da472d9eedd2d17f8d8f5eNEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.MALCOLM RITTERaHealthMedical researchDiabetesDiseases and conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89d1f73aa4da472d9eedd2d17f8d8f5eWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:11:24 GMTSchool police stock up on free military gearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49549eecadf240458384725892917798LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49549eecadf240458384725892917798Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:13:11 GMTDrugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd40e95e4174bd7915eb5cb82542dc0Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.TOM MURPHYfBusinessPersonal financeHealthImmunizationsPandemicsFamily medicineInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHumanitarian crisesGeneral newsEpidemicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd40e95e4174bd7915eb5cb82542dc0Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:17 GMTThailand says no DNA match yet for slain Britonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7989a87b30a6421badbb6c27ef1c131bBANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Wednesday that DNA samples from the bodies of two British tourists found bludgeoned on a resort island did not match any collected from 12 people who were among those in the area.iGeneral newsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeLaw and orderThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7989a87b30a6421badbb6c27ef1c131bWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:08 GMTPacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizonahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad27f62e40b4fedac01f0a74b05cca9TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the past two weeks.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsHurricane Odile 2014FloodsNatural disastersWeather patternsEventsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad27f62e40b4fedac01f0a74b05cca9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:50 GMTPa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8417a3533cdc4257ac881a0ce3181918WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislatureGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8417a3533cdc4257ac881a0ce3181918Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:54 GMTVikings bar Peterson from team activitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85664046dfb40b596105ab1cfa9150eMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballCelebrityCrimes against childrenCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85664046dfb40b596105ab1cfa9150eWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:44 GMTPro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democratshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a472d64b0cd4ee4a021436d896be175WASHINGTON (AP) — A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a472d64b0cd4ee4a021436d896be175Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:17:53 GMT'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cb1e52f771412b8aeb0d709aef773eLOS ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.DERRIK J. LANGhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTechnology3-D technologyVirtual worldsNBA DraftProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsEntertainment and media technologyRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsGameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75cb1e52f771412b8aeb0d709aef773eWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:28 GMTTeen charged with sexual assault on team bus triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab35c00cc33d4ae58eba7d330979547fWENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeBus travelViolent crimeCrimeFootballTravelLifestyleSportsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab35c00cc33d4ae58eba7d330979547fWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:33:08 GMTNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/205bf26629cc4052a86790434053cad9CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is getting another visitor or two.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceAerospace technologyPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/205bf26629cc4052a86790434053cad9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:06:58 GMTBen McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec1a970c41e4222bb2225abd5c54582LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aec1a970c41e4222bb2225abd5c54582Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:58 GMTLiberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4078f26b358a4483b891c2d7fa5248c8MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed America's pledge to send troops and treatment centers but said much more needs to be done.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchPublic healthUnited KingdomLiberiaAfricaWest AfricaMonroviaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4078f26b358a4483b891c2d7fa5248c8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:33 GMTJapan seeks backing for whaling despite UN rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ca231f2790a40ba8fec902ed0362471PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsScienceWhalesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAnimalsMammalsJapanSloveniaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ca231f2790a40ba8fec902ed0362471Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:34:56 GMTAtlanta Falcons host rapidly sinking Buccaneershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50bca0ebf41a45498ab5aa02b3bb148cThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballTampaClevelandCincinnatiBuffaloNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50bca0ebf41a45498ab5aa02b3bb148cWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:03 GMTHigh school stabbing suspect gets funeral furloughhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c36ad336cdf746ed890f982ca2c237caGREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesLaw and orderCrimePennsylvaniaGreensburgUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c36ad336cdf746ed890f982ca2c237caWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:29:08 GMTChristie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdeeb92a013e480d8f091ad7165dc723MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker.aGovernment and politicsState governmentsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdeeb92a013e480d8f091ad7165dc723Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:48:17 GMT2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc36fe87bfa4cd49cbcbb23f4feb357CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."DON BABWINaGeneral newsDomestic violencePhilanthropic foundationsCrimeSex in societyNative AmericansFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesPhilanthropyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc36fe87bfa4cd49cbcbb23f4feb357Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:55 GMTSuicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian collegehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e349375cfa3145d582b22eb846850c5fKANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.IBRAHIM GARBAMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e349375cfa3145d582b22eb846850c5fWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:07:50 GMTNKorean Olympic gymnast banned for age cheatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e836216b500c4d90931ee369955f5a4fLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korean female gymnast on Wednesday was banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 in a case of age cheating.sSportsWomen's gymnasticsGymnasticsWomen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesArtistic gymnasticsOlympic gamesEventsSwitzerlandNorth KoreaWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e836216b500c4d90931ee369955f5a4fWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:35:45 GMTPolice run down tips about trooper ambush suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9fc5b02817b4e11bdfd790483bb3d05BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed down and the public remained on edge.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9fc5b02817b4e11bdfd790483bb3d05Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:18 GMTPuerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3991e65c2e94d0dbc810e1267d8c8f8SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityArrestsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3991e65c2e94d0dbc810e1267d8c8f8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:47:45 GMTKohl's holiday hiring to rise 15 pcthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94a7d49c2f7b43539a4febb0cd293cb9NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsHolidaysHoliday shoppingPersonnelCareersOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94a7d49c2f7b43539a4febb0cd293cb9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:49:28 GMTBlack women's group criticizes NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/440113ddd8b6454c969bf80b7562ad09WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading black women's group is calling the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence "unacceptable."JESSE J. HOLLANDwGeneral newsSportsAfrican-AmericansSports governanceViolenceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/440113ddd8b6454c969bf80b7562ad09Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:49:18 GMTTruck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca9b290537e0468bbdca90568ce57b81RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company would pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict finding one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca9b290537e0468bbdca90568ce57b81Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:16 GMT5 things small businesses need to know this fallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9a83ca6cbeb4eb1a75439ca86f16404NEW YORK (AP) — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:JOYCE M. ROSENBERGhtBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessComputer and data securityLegislatureLegislationTechnologyGovernment and politicsCareersComputing and information technologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRosenbergTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9a83ca6cbeb4eb1a75439ca86f16404Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMTDisney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2bc8e008a864d1fbb85064d99e69275LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular "Frozen" movie.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2bc8e008a864d1fbb85064d99e69275Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:04 GMTStocks edge mostly higher ahead of Fed statementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca54e26cfb4e48059db1811afefda9faNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Stocks of home builders jumped after a rise in confidence in the new home market.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsPricesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca54e26cfb4e48059db1811afefda9faWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:42 GMTUN says building materials to Gaza may quadruplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a12cdae0214269b52e3566185419b1JERUSALEM (AP) — A United Nations official says he expects the amount of building materials entering Gaza to quadruple in the coming months, as the first details emerged from a deal reached on the territory's post-war reconstruction.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7a12cdae0214269b52e3566185419b1Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:40:04 GMT1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/850b601619c04efd9fdfb2ea4563da10LONDON (AP) — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.iGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsDisease outbreaksVolunteerismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSocial affairsUnited KingdomWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/850b601619c04efd9fdfb2ea4563da10Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:14 GMTSocial media sleuths aid gay couple beating probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/891d2bf3a50a44daa41ce86f691f3c2fPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning.MARYCLAIRE DALEhtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaGays and lesbiansMediaOnline mediaViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/891d2bf3a50a44daa41ce86f691f3c2fWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:01 GMTFSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31671b270d4e4024b92166a85fab6935TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsWomen's sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31671b270d4e4024b92166a85fab6935Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:18 GMTWashington and Fuqua ride again in 'The Equalizer'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49a10794c8d04d21b69681123aaaf832TORONTO (AP) — It's been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris and their Los Angeles crime odyssey "Training Day" to Oscar glory (for Washington) and a Hollywood breakthrough (for Fuqua).JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49a10794c8d04d21b69681123aaaf832Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:44 GMTLibya, neighbor nations snub military interventionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31a8b33de5034becbdc2eb26577103a7MADRID (AP) — Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war.ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLibyaMadridMiddle EastSpainUnited Arab EmiratesTripoliNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31a8b33de5034becbdc2eb26577103a7Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:31 GMTPelosi: NFL Rice investigation sufficient for nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ff860aeba93401f9045f90fabd5f71aWASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that for now the NFL's investigation into its handling of the domestic violence case involving running back Ray Rice is an appropriate response.ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ff860aeba93401f9045f90fabd5f71aWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:57 GMTWoman sentenced in case tied to firefighter deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c13ecafe4f93456db4f0c4a4c2ab7496ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve was sentenced to eight years in prison on federal charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c13ecafe4f93456db4f0c4a4c2ab7496Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:07 GMTGetting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23447b4e6ef54aaaab2fa254ffb4c3baLOS ANGELES (AP) — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.SUE MANNINGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMoviesPetsEntertainmentAnimalsSnakesAnimal welfareBearsHorsesReptilesSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsPrimateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23447b4e6ef54aaaab2fa254ffb4c3baWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:10 GMTStudy: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabeteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c13b1fa9e9ec4e2bb9bd7b6e290cf928NEW YORK (AP) — A preliminary study done mostly in mice suggests that artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people.MALCOLM RITTERaHealthMedical researchDiabetesDiseases and conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c13b1fa9e9ec4e2bb9bd7b6e290cf928Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:51 GMT3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cabcb7a5e4ad412bb4a439bc5f4a7351WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderWorcesterMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cabcb7a5e4ad412bb4a439bc5f4a7351Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:22:32 GMTObama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39cc940c4ab044a29fcdc5dff82805c9TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39cc940c4ab044a29fcdc5dff82805c9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:16:22 GMTAfter making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Petersonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7810acbec07743e282aff3d5f1ead17dMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7810acbec07743e282aff3d5f1ead17dWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:23:10 GMTBiden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of wordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89444d59f1df41faad82be90563e2bb1WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he made a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders who took advantage of U.S. troops as "Shylocks."JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89444d59f1df41faad82be90563e2bb1Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:25:23 GMTProsecutor may release audio of Brown grand juryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7191cc4f02b4ee59cd65a81cf51d616ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceIndictmentsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7191cc4f02b4ee59cd65a81cf51d616Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:28 GMTNike suspends deal with Adrian Petersonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8e2622d97de4e0aa2ba5130554d11e3BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.ANNE M. PETERSONfBusinessSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipSports businessProfessional footballFootballCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8e2622d97de4e0aa2ba5130554d11e3Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:27:14 GMTTulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63417ac27d3a4440b68735408d22c47dTULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has resigned after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63417ac27d3a4440b68735408d22c47dWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:13 GMTSenate: China hacked military contractor networkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1a20935ab3e49af9f5bf70198acc708WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.JACK GILLUMhtGeneral newsHackingComputer crimeEspionageLegislatureMilitary legal affairsGovernment and politicsCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseProducts and servicesChinaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1a20935ab3e49af9f5bf70198acc708Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:52:38 GMTMcGinley to meet with 4 Ryder Cup players in Waleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fec0aff23e804c5cae4de4c2d8cbf1bbNEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.sSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventsScotlandWalesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fec0aff23e804c5cae4de4c2d8cbf1bbWed, 17 Sep 2014 16:32:27 GMTPizza Hut testing 'skinny slice'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aef5652cbec441694196fdd03d16589NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesWest Palm BeachToledoNorth AmericaFloridaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9aef5652cbec441694196fdd03d16589Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:31:25 GMTWary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b631615551004c4689d544dbe5527247WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsLegislatureWar and unrestMilitant groupsGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b631615551004c4689d544dbe5527247Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:29 GMTOregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff1f9b573c44e839ed06fae72f0d624PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aff1f9b573c44e839ed06fae72f0d624Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMT