FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:45:39 -0700Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c6fa4e9832b43ecaad1471117b07730CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseLaw and orderCrimeAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastCanberraIraqOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c6fa4e9832b43ecaad1471117b07730Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:05:40 GMTAP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13991a4232b486d868534dbfe23f647CAIRO (AP) — Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam.MAYA ALLERUZZOiGeneral newsEgyptIraqMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e13991a4232b486d868534dbfe23f647Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:08:20 GMTRoadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Malihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f99605d32c47eca90d0bcc7828931dBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f99605d32c47eca90d0bcc7828931dFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMTReview: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810de604fdeb41708902f422b0fbeb21NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsMobile mediaMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMediaNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810de604fdeb41708902f422b0fbeb21Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:09 GMTNorth Korea struts in style on world sports stagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85fec448eab54294a717be96c3d9cbaeINCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesSports mediaWomen's sportsWomen's track and fieldTrack and fieldHigh school sportsScienceEventsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85fec448eab54294a717be96c3d9cbaeFri, 19 Sep 2014 06:48:17 GMTPolice: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woodshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1cbcb243b342a5826f13135a35904eSCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeScrantonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1cbcb243b342a5826f13135a35904eFri, 19 Sep 2014 06:08:59 GMTSalmond accepts defeat in Scottish votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7fbd6f2ef844929e8e11162df33d1cEDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in his nation's historic independence referendum.JILL LAWLESSGREGORY KATZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeEdinburghhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7fbd6f2ef844929e8e11162df33d1cFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:24:27 GMTPrivacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d205b5654b0443a910051db819bb703LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge's initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacy advocates.TAMI ABDOLLAHELLIOT SPAGAThtGeneral newsLegal proceedingsData privacyLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderTechnology issuesTechnologyGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaLos AngelesSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d205b5654b0443a910051db819bb703Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:48:20 GMTAlibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success talehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7800d8bbfca5497c8dd66f28cbdd1764HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere.KELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaHangzhouHong KongYangtze RiverUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7800d8bbfca5497c8dd66f28cbdd1764Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:49:49 GMTNo. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0349019cccb2462d906f145885b97326MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKansasManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0349019cccb2462d906f145885b97326Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:04:47 GMTUtah doctor to be sentenced for killing wifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b163236321345f08d5eeaedbec70aeaSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityProvoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b163236321345f08d5eeaedbec70aeaFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:57:02 GMTVoters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cfc40f2c8f8435db6dfc4e158582b66EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout.iBusinessGeneral newsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cfc40f2c8f8435db6dfc4e158582b66Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:14:01 GMT2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aaaabb1c6004f759f48898cae732156BEIJING (AP) — Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsSportsAthlete retirementTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aaaabb1c6004f759f48898cae732156Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:39:45 GMTCardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 inningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b2c72c950c4cb6bfe0122e6ebbbbc0ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b2c72c950c4cb6bfe0122e6ebbbbc0Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:58:41 GMTAlec Baldwin passionate about green energyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e038482eecd544b2884a85b5c9972811NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.EDITH M. LEDERERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEnvironmental policyCelebrityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e038482eecd544b2884a85b5c9972811Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:32:16 GMTAirlines halt flights to Yemen amid fightinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac1bbdc6d4d4431ea431c07cd9b4d11fSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Foreign airlines halted flights to the main international airport in the Sanaa because of heavy fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in the Yemeni capital, the state civil aviation authority said Friday.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac1bbdc6d4d4431ea431c07cd9b4d11fFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:21 GMTNew round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102e851f0cf44b07abd6e2cdc6e8756bUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEventsIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102e851f0cf44b07abd6e2cdc6e8756bFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:30:22 GMTScots reject independence in historic votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40c9c8b618e44070b017550d9e26fb53EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsReferendumsCurrency marketsLocal governmentsElectionsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowWalesEnglandLondonEdinburghEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40c9c8b618e44070b017550d9e26fb53Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:26:41 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b734e17066cf4912b706ee4e6545b5a8"We have chosen unity over division. Today is a momentous day for Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole." — Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, after Scottish voters rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the U.K. after a historic referendum.The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b734e17066cf4912b706ee4e6545b5a8Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:02:11 GMTACC showdown and All-America matchup in SEChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89bd0fc8517446a8ac9cf13bab56262eAn ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89bd0fc8517446a8ac9cf13bab56262eFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:28:07 GMTCongress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f251813246746aaa5f33082bf11d2a9WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsCivil warsLegislatureWar and unrest2016 United States Presidential ElectionTerrorismLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIraqNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f251813246746aaa5f33082bf11d2a9Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:26:05 GMTVets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen vanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f255c49878d541a8a4c1da1d401add2fLOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.ROBERT JABLONaGeneral newsDogsAnimalsMammalsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f255c49878d541a8a4c1da1d401add2fFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:28:36 GMTYahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPOhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab324cd750044fc8d96f5186eb4dd90SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockInformation technologyOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate newsMediaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab324cd750044fc8d96f5186eb4dd90Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:44 GMTMilitants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa4504f94024f0d9457e897803065bbBAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsArchaeologyMilitant groupsMuseumsCultural preservationWar and unrestPaganismScienceRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCulturesSocial affairsReligionSyriaBaghdadMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa4504f94024f0d9457e897803065bbFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:14:43 GMTPirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosoxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/404b32ddff9d4c99b0a1189cc6b05f96PITTSBURGH (AP) — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/404b32ddff9d4c99b0a1189cc6b05f96Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:16 GMTPhilippine peacekeepers pull out early from Golanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a123eaa9cd7d4c40adb6b13810b4148bMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more than 240 soldiers have pulled out two weeks early from the U.N. mission in the Golan Heights due to escalating fighting in the border region, the Philippine military said Friday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPhilippinesManilaIsraelSyriaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a123eaa9cd7d4c40adb6b13810b4148bFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:12:39 GMTFake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c0f193084f4a86918a1c10bbdd1f69CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityLegal proceedingsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c0f193084f4a86918a1c10bbdd1f69Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:36:52 GMTFalcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6028affe59ef4e108838933a731c380cATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesRecord setting eventsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballGeneral newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6028affe59ef4e108838933a731c380cFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:47:37 GMTMorrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ade4e76c9ff843e5be65c01e86a39614ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Logan Morrison felt no weight on his shoulders from the Seattle Mariners' two-game offensive drought and teetering playoff hopes when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballEventsMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ade4e76c9ff843e5be65c01e86a39614Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:07:30 GMTCourt ruling won't end Kansas Senate disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1163a88cef4c41269130b904ca8acb18TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic leaders in Kansas face another legal battle aimed at forcing them to pick a new U.S. Senate candidate, after the state Supreme Court removed their nominee from the ballot in a move that could hurt three-term incumbent Pat Roberts and Republican hopes for a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureState governmentsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesKansasTopekaKansas CityNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1163a88cef4c41269130b904ca8acb18Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:41:19 GMTAppeals judges skeptical of Bonds convictionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723052ff03ba463a8bd2beaa94799836SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they may throw out the verdict.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityDopingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/723052ff03ba463a8bd2beaa94799836Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:40 GMTRyan delighted that Falcons off to 2-1 starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dc209e2d83f4d37990496337b9594bdATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game.GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dc209e2d83f4d37990496337b9594bdFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:25:26 GMTUK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1987fc07e6e04650bdd2ea87fdf1b2daLONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1987fc07e6e04650bdd2ea87fdf1b2daFri, 19 Sep 2014 06:18:44 GMTResults in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1813b6db1d44e2680c28a338619d5fbEDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland.iGeneral newsScotlandEdinburghUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1813b6db1d44e2680c28a338619d5fbFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:57:54 GMTErlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f248b214037d468c9bff7d34fdf9cd20SAN DIEGO (AP) — Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f248b214037d468c9bff7d34fdf9cd20Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:27:59 GMTResults show Scots set to reject independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc232fcd0264b4cb280dc7339d51477EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) —JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsNationalismElectionsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc232fcd0264b4cb280dc7339d51477Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:07:36 GMTMalaysian student sentenced to 1 year for seditionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f687a8574314d4e81e7d761a7f69bb4KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression.EILEEN NGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f687a8574314d4e81e7d761a7f69bb4Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:28 GMTBusinesses, markets relieved at Scottish votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d255e1fecb84539ad1c4844ac2870a8LONDON (AP) — Businesses and investors have reacted with relief to Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d255e1fecb84539ad1c4844ac2870a8Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:30:05 GMTUK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4d96fcb0e5f478e879cf30cc79587c3LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and welfare.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4d96fcb0e5f478e879cf30cc79587c3Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:32:53 GMTPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5142b44aa0814d429c69f22d279068f1HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom while Japanese shares surged as the yen extended losses against the dollar. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandTokyoJapanEast AsiaHong KongWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5142b44aa0814d429c69f22d279068f1Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:25:16 GMTChief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018fda57344c4244aeccdc2e28454374EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote.iBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018fda57344c4244aeccdc2e28454374Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:04:52 GMTAppeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds convictionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07660436cfaf4cc48fe43abf6ce4dd87SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds may yet overturn his obstruction of justice conviction.PAUL ELIASsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderCrimeDopingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07660436cfaf4cc48fe43abf6ce4dd87Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:15:21 GMTCrash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge railhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/937d2137827d474f8441e6f7ca0b1f5aSALEM, Ore. (AP) — A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/937d2137827d474f8441e6f7ca0b1f5aFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:22 GMTAviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a6382d780aa4658998e6d84e6a2d1cfHOUSTON (AP) — Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a6382d780aa4658998e6d84e6a2d1cfFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:51 GMTGlossary of extremists in Mideast and Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41e354e054b4ba4b5de72234153bfd1President Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and many of its coalition allies are fighting does not stop there. Violent radicals inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden pepper the map from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.MATTHEW LEEaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsRebellions and uprisingsTerrorismWar and unrestPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsArmed forcesGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaPakistanAfghanistanIraqYemenLibyaNigeriaAfricaMiddle EastMaliUgandaEast AfricaWest AfricaSouth AsiaAtlantic OceanIndian OceanNorth AmericaAsiaCentral AsiaNorth Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41e354e054b4ba4b5de72234153bfd1Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:31:25 GMTArtist says tax case shows China's dark sidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e5c6b12c39d41e582ee9e656c7d2ceaBEIJING (AP) — China's best-known artist dissident Ai Weiwei blasted his country's Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsOnline mediaPolitical and civil unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsDocumentariesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsMediaPolitical issuesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e5c6b12c39d41e582ee9e656c7d2ceaFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:46 GMTResults suggest Scots reject independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b005a9f61f4a43e1b2a17848e0830a4dEDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and with most votes counted Friday, results suggested a strong wish to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b005a9f61f4a43e1b2a17848e0830a4dFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:40:58 GMTItalian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dedd74120c246d4ae09e7f44c47b2dbALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesWorld War IIAccidentsWar and unrestEventsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dedd74120c246d4ae09e7f44c47b2dbFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:51:54 GMTSearch to resume for Texas deputy missing in floodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3350305de18469e84fc39db862bccb2AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.aGeneral newsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3350305de18469e84fc39db862bccb2Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:44:50 GMTFloods shut down Philippine capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74c81775afd9402a891954b7a13dd2faMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74c81775afd9402a891954b7a13dd2faFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:27:16 GMT