FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:33:23 -0700Paralympics head won't promote Pistorius' returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94278560755644c3b3f818c3790f0be7LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsMen's track and fieldSummer Paralympic GamesTrack and fieldDisability sportsParalympic GamesMen's sportsEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94278560755644c3b3f818c3790f0be7Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:17:11 GMTIMF readies $127M for 3 countries battling Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bca51c044d45ee8a5bc8fcebe6acb5WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is preparing $127 million in zero-interest loans to the three African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthFinancial servicesIndustriesWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bca51c044d45ee8a5bc8fcebe6acb5Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:06:02 GMTFrench doctor sick with Ebola in Liberiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7555fa8b69164ae18072f733d7331f94MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its staff members has contracted Ebola while working in Liberia and will be evacuated to France.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatmentImmunizationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaAfricaUnited KingdomMonroviaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7555fa8b69164ae18072f733d7331f94Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:23:03 GMTDrugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81244ca4c1e2445db51203aad7c9d16aWalgreen 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/81244ca4c1e2445db51203aad7c9d16aWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:51:01 GMTMayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Mainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3e263a5d2194024a7b4e1f425bf8039PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesMusicEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPortlandMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3e263a5d2194024a7b4e1f425bf8039Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:14 GMTAnthem, hospitals join to offer new insurance planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5515fbd34afd441b82a74cfc63904ca3LOS ANGELES (AP) — Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health coverage plan it promises will provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5515fbd34afd441b82a74cfc63904ca3Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:12:14 GMTMarijuana industry battling stoner stereotypeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0d1eeaa1fa94476b9ed55eb8cbc15e9DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0d1eeaa1fa94476b9ed55eb8cbc15e9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:27:56 GMTNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e6a5165e4c43fea28acecef8d0b78bCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationAerospace technologyPlanetsAtmospheric scienceAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e6a5165e4c43fea28acecef8d0b78bWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:02 GMTNFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdbd2cd481b24e35b8f270d20b362d2bNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.aGeneral newsHealthSportsDopingSports transactionsDoping regulationsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdbd2cd481b24e35b8f270d20b362d2bWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:14:18 GMTOfficials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa341aa8aec045e5bcf0a9cef84903efWEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersProduction facilitiesMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa341aa8aec045e5bcf0a9cef84903efWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:08:42 GMTReview: 'Leave You' _ A-list cast, B-grade resulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e90a831e10d9432e93427f354baf8931Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't?JOCELYN NOVECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e90a831e10d9432e93427f354baf8931Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:25:10 GMTNYC police increase security in Times Squarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/992b11d39b0747dfa3e8deeb9d26e5e0NEW YORK (AP) — Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsNew York CityUnited StatesManhattanNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/992b11d39b0747dfa3e8deeb9d26e5e0Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:01:31 GMTGroup: NYC vegan-friendly, wins veggie sculpturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ce0b348cbcb4a3b87c1b6b132224694NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentVegetarianismAnimal welfareLifestyleSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ce0b348cbcb4a3b87c1b6b132224694Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:49 GMTFed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fda08e1ef2b4b5384b7d1f5c57f6c86WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fda08e1ef2b4b5384b7d1f5c57f6c86Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:03:55 GMTEngine sounds heard before Alaska plane crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9276425ab69340edadc22554efdb4aacJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two witnesses described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small, for-hire airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard.BECKY BOHRERaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9276425ab69340edadc22554efdb4aacWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:12:43 GMTMuted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d56b7ff59b4a47ab036973c248ec85WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEventsInternational relationsUnited StatesTehranIranDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d56b7ff59b4a47ab036973c248ec85Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:16:20 GMTHigh school stabbing suspect gets funeral furloughhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92242b22bf0649e5b638fcb03d45b058GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeJuvenile crimeCrimeFunerals and memorial servicesLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPennsylvaniaGreensburgUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92242b22bf0649e5b638fcb03d45b058Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:42:39 GMTDoctors Without Borders: French staffer contracts Ebola in Liberia, being evacuated to Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba807ba39bd449daafce6aafaeee04c9MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors Without Borders: French staffer contracts Ebola in Liberia, being evacuated to France.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba807ba39bd449daafce6aafaeee04c9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:15:44 GMTUN: Syrian militants kept weapons of Fijian troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f7533f349c494b81a1f81e0aa649d5UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Syrian militants did not return the weapons, uniforms and cars taken from 45 Fijian peacekeepers who were released last week after two weeks of captivity on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.iGeneral newsCivil warsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f7533f349c494b81a1f81e0aa649d5Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:44:51 GMTDirectors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3085b3b68624dd785c1c173437f7d2dLOS ANGELES (AP) — A new guild study says women and minorities were largely shut out of the ranks of TV directors again last season.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial diversityAward showsSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3085b3b68624dd785c1c173437f7d2dWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:55 GMTPolice: Ambush suspect was military re-enactorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6b54a1a4afe4461b207837cbff3beedThe suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6b54a1a4afe4461b207837cbff3beedWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:12:57 GMTFed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae5f6198e80142a18ae0b70858285011WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyWeather forecastsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyWeatherFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae5f6198e80142a18ae0b70858285011Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:51:20 GMTEx-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a4142389e4445198a844e825b9b6e8WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.MATTHEW DALYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransHealthMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care industryIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5a4142389e4445198a844e825b9b6e8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:48:09 GMTTruck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed4f5a596a064ef5af3330e184745af9RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed4f5a596a064ef5af3330e184745af9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:19:46 GMTNYC praised as most vegan-friendly in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b81a62f590c04d3292db435daff3dda2NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentVegetarianismAnimal welfareLifestyleSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b81a62f590c04d3292db435daff3dda2Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:16:43 GMTBarry Bonds appeal heads back to courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc6520f3e624776a91440bbb009b5a2Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.RONALD BLUMsObstruction of justiceJudicial appointments and nominationsCelebrityNational courtsDoping regulationsDopingCrimeSportsGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNational governmentsCourtsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationLegislatureProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc6520f3e624776a91440bbb009b5a2Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:36:34 GMTEmma Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87278de1f7654d98a0cf9a6040aa85c4MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87278de1f7654d98a0cf9a6040aa85c4Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:11:54 GMTStocks rise after Fed stays put on rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5c9f02aefe469691c6896ec7e223ceNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched higher Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve gave investors some clarity by deciding to keep a key interest rate at a record low.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5c9f02aefe469691c6896ec7e223ceWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:53:46 GMTHazing skit gets Wyoming school staff in troublehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6e5fd9b047443e8b2cf3bc9b6290583CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A skit at a Wyoming high school in which new staff members were hazed with sexually suggestive words and actions has resulted in disciplinary action against some employees, but no one has lost their job, school district officials said.aGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWyomingCasperUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6e5fd9b047443e8b2cf3bc9b6290583Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:41:20 GMTWoman sentenced in case tied to firefighter deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9efd01dead847f790a66c2207681504ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsRochesterUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9efd01dead847f790a66c2207681504Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:28:45 GMTHolder calls for increased whistleblower rewardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdae3e04b2064d768608f32966939b5aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime.ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesEmergency managementIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdae3e04b2064d768608f32966939b5aWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:18:53 GMTTsonga takes confident start in Metzhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d42b59084f95431281f65a3ee9729136METZ, France (AP) — Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d42b59084f95431281f65a3ee9729136Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:25:57 GMTStudy: Americans endure unwanted care near deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1b3d0b5cd7748c484176d6f31d94101WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An Institute of Medicine report says Americans often suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die.MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1b3d0b5cd7748c484176d6f31d94101Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:10:58 GMTNew video in search for missing Virginia studenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06911adaecb405f9b7e4ee891f1f4c8CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Acting on an eyewitness' tip and a new video, police searching for a missing University of Virginia student canvassed downtown businesses Wednesday in hopes of retracing her steps when she was last seen early Saturday.aGeneral newsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06911adaecb405f9b7e4ee891f1f4c8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:30:31 GMTVenezuela threatens citizenship of actress Alonsohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438fb5209390432e92a826e3015a7d8aCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's leftist government says its moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438fb5209390432e92a826e3015a7d8aWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:44:16 GMTBiden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of wordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810c9bc6eb4144ef96eb11d6aacb8c89WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810c9bc6eb4144ef96eb11d6aacb8c89Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:04:31 GMTWalker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd25726645144cbf876dd8116b88a0e2MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a tight political spot again.SCOTT BAUERPHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd25726645144cbf876dd8116b88a0e2Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:25 GMTMost Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5431f196da8b42768e81d0d6eb4e5978ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyBusinessAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5431f196da8b42768e81d0d6eb4e5978Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:03:23 GMTTexas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b5847672e774013998302c1f9a7a934HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b5847672e774013998302c1f9a7a934Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:20:33 GMTAttacks kill at least 11 in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0358f10e02a430d8535c1d188250cb8BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bombing on a security post outside Baghdad and explosion on a crowded commercial street in the Iraqi capital killed at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0358f10e02a430d8535c1d188250cb8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:56:32 GMTFed forecasts a slightly faster increase in rateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1eade4713d04e5ca7a1527d6b4ce8e6WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are considering a slightly faster increase in the Fed's benchmark interest rate in 2015 than they did three months ago.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyWeather forecastsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyWeatherFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1eade4713d04e5ca7a1527d6b4ce8e6Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:20:37 GMTPistorius can expect cool reception in Paralympicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b762b471bcf4481b9ea272aa96b4ad75LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it's uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What's clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsMen's track and fieldSummer Paralympic GamesTrack and fieldDisability sportsParalympic GamesMen's sportsEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b762b471bcf4481b9ea272aa96b4ad75Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:42:26 GMTDesperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea tripshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a454f2bfdf5489a99dedc41af35dbe8ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.KARIN LAUBIBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPolitical refugeesTravel laws and regulationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEgyptPalestinian territoriesCairoIsraelGaza StripAlexandriaMiddle EastItalyEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a454f2bfdf5489a99dedc41af35dbe8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:05:43 GMTSenate: China hacked military contractor networkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b151da67f334e119a9a67524f484849WASHINGTON (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 newsHackingLegislatureGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsTechnologyCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeEspionageTechnology issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseProducts and servicesSoftwareComputing and information technologyChinaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b151da67f334e119a9a67524f484849Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:48 GMTLiberia president praises US for Ebola help pledgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3ea736bed0445e1bc113e2de783b84cMONROVIA, 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 a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentEmergency managementForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthInternational relationsLiberiaWest AfricaAfricaMonroviaGuineaSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3ea736bed0445e1bc113e2de783b84cWed, 17 Sep 2014 19:06:28 GMT8 years for guns supplier in firefighter deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b18d0d064d475c8ea718beee942abcROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsRochesterUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b18d0d064d475c8ea718beee942abcWed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:18 GMTJury picked for Detroit officer who shot girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08568e9b49849d3b1158528d429ba24DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08568e9b49849d3b1158528d429ba24Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:33:00 GMTIn Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de0ccc8a7bd04cf3b3d79c4a1bd03ed3DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de0ccc8a7bd04cf3b3d79c4a1bd03ed3Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:17:41 GMTText of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b6e22746e244ffb52a70fc066f5901WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:wBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomic outlookEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesGovernment financeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44b6e22746e244ffb52a70fc066f5901Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:38:18 GMTStocks higher after Fed statementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55f4d6a8733a4ad4be3f4cf0253bfab4NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a "considerable period" after its bond buying program ends next month. 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 policyCommodity marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55f4d6a8733a4ad4be3f4cf0253bfab4Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:20:53 GMT