FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 20:31:59 -0700LA County deputy convicted in corruption case ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsCrimeIntelligence agenciesPoliceLaw and orderGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw enforcement agenciesLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:21:36 GMTAP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityHigher educationCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:54:16 GMTS. Korea detain US man in waters near border, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 02:57:27 GMTCriticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipProfessional footballFootballSports businessCrimes against childrenCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:30:36 GMTMan with history of stabbing women gets 25 years PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades — and has spent half his life in prison as a result — is unlikely to get out again.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:12:13 GMTSearch for Md. sisters missing since 1975 resumes enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaLynchburgMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:46:32 GMTAtlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.Associated PressaGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesMoonsAstronomyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:50 GMTLawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCelebrity, 17 Sep 2014 02:01:01 GMTTwins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:12:59 GMTFijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFijiNew ZealandOceania, 17 Sep 2014 01:52:43 GMTNFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension (AP) — NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:52 GMTNats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title (AP) — The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:24:12 GMTLava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lot, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.aGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:37:58 GMTArrieta working on no-hitter for Cubs through 6 (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Cincinnati Reds.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:45:20 GMTOrioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays (AP) — Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 17 Sep 2014 03:26:53 GMTHunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:52:12 GMTArrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8th (AP) — Jake Arrieta has given up a double to Brandon Phillips with one out in the eighth inning, Cincinnati's first hit off the Chicago Cubs pitcher.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:40:21 GMTObama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time? (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.LAURAN NEERGAARDJIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsLegislatureRegional cooperationDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:13:59 GMTUS organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week NATIONS (AP) — The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsSummitsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseRwandaUnited StatesJapanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 02:58:39 GMTJewel releases free song to support public housing ANGELES (AP) — Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 17 Sep 2014 01:05:53 GMTHouse passes bill to oversee VA hospital building (AP) — The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.MATTHEW DALYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 17 Sep 2014 01:26:02 GMTBan: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGuineaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:38 GMTWarner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 01:46:38 GMTFlores homers twice in Mets 9-1 win over Marlins YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:08:37 GMTWashington Nationals clinch National League East title, beating Atlanta 3-0 (AP) — Washington Nationals clinch National League East title, beating Atlanta 3-0.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:50:23 GMTScientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsScienceSquidMollusksAnimalsNew ZealandOceania, 17 Sep 2014 02:50:33 GMTJackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.aGeneral newsSportsDomestic violenceAfrican-AmericansViolenceSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 01:14:29 GMTDoctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.ED WHITEaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCancerCrimeLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:44:05 GMTArrieta working on no-hitter for Cubs through 7 (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:09:16 GMTPenn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award (AP) — Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.aBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersSocial diversityNews mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsJournalism, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:44 GMTAaron Hernandez: I felt helpless to refuse police RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said in a court filing released Tuesday that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing questioned him during a warranted search at his home.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBostonFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:17:47 GMTMexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersFloodsTravelLeisure travelEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleAccommodationsMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 02:58:29 GMTBaltimore Orioles clinch American League East title, beating Toronto 8-2 (AP) — Baltimore Orioles clinch American League East title, beating Toronto 8-2.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 17 Sep 2014 02:10:07 GMTGinsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:25:57 GMTHouse passes 'no welfare for weed' bill (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsLegislatureLegislationGovernment business and financeBusiness, 17 Sep 2014 01:43:11 GMTHouse passes bills highlighting IRS controversy (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsLegislationUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:31:16 GMTArrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds (AP) — Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.JACK CASSIDYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:16:23 GMTVenezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule.JORGE RUEDAJOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesBogotaVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 02:22:55 GMTRobin Thicke says he didn't write 'Blurred Lines' ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 17 Sep 2014 01:31:09 GMTMorton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0 (AP) — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:34:59 GMTClergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early (AP) — A group of religious leaders on Tuesday asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:10:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 17 Sep 2014 01:06:08 GMTCloninger reaches US Senior Amateur quarterfinals BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Cloninger advanced to the U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinals Tuesday, beating qualifying medalist Alan Fadel and David Szewczul at Big Canyon.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfCaliforniaGeorgiaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:52:57 GMTUnion appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.DAVID GINSBURGaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceWomen's sportsFeminismSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:04:59 GMTJames unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.ANNE M. PETERSONfBusinessSportsSports transactionsInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:33:02 GMT3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety, Hawaii (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.aGeneral newsBone fracturesInjuriesHealthAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHawaiiLihueUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:55:52 GMTLumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:16:51 GMTFerguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimeArrestsLegal proceedingsLocal electionsState legislatureLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:54:35 GMTMan accused of trying to aid Islamic State group, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeIntelligence agenciesArrestsWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderRochesterSyriaUnited StatesNew YorkNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 01:51:05 GMTRays beat Yankees 6-1 as Jeter gets hit PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week.MARK DIDTLERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Sep 2014 03:18:47 GMT