FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 22:41:33 -0700Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:23:15 GMTDrag queens dress down Facebook over names FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.BARBARA ORTUTAYPAUL ELIAShtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:31:40 GMTAP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsBrazilRio de JaneiroCubaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:05:25 GMTPolice trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaScrantonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:28 GMTIndia, China leaders to discuss trade, investment DELHI (AP) — Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed border in the Himalayas.iGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsIndiaChinaSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 18 Sep 2014 05:08:05 GMT46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:35:54 GMTPearce hits 2 HRs as champion Orioles beat Toronto (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles had every right to experience a letdown just one night after clinching their first AL East title in 17 years.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 18 Sep 2014 03:28:33 GMTHendriks wins again, pitches Cubs past Reds (AP) — Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.JOHN JACKSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:59:42 GMTCarrasco Ks 12 in 2-hitter, Indians top Astros 2-0 (AP) — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:58:07 GMTDavid Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4 (AP) — David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:02:20 GMTHyundai Motor to pay $9.6 billion for Gangnam land, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters.iBusinessGeneral newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:19 GMTAngels top M's 5-0, reach brink of AL West title, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:58:33 GMTDirectors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial diversityAward showsSocial issuesSocial affairs, 18 Sep 2014 03:57:50 GMTScientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks (AP) — Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVulcanologyVolcanoesEarth scienceEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:27:41 GMTAlvarez pitches Marlins to 4-3 win over Mets YORK (AP) — Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch.RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:33:30 GMTTallent, Norton reach US Senior Amateur final BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Tallent and Bryan Norton each won two matches Wednesday in the U.S. Senior Amateur to advance to the final at Big Canyon.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolf, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:56 GMTJapan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row (AP) — Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 18 Sep 2014 02:53:41 GMTIran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.EDITH M. LEDERERaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastIranIraqFranceNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 03:38:08 GMTJason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:51 GMTJeter ends long skid, Yankees beat Rays 3-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.MARK DIDTLERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 18 Sep 2014 02:27:44 GMTBraves beat Nationals 3-1 to snap 5-game skid (AP) — Three runs scored on Christian Bethancourt's single in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:40:34 GMTOver 2,000 homes threatened in California fire PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon Border took reckoning of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.aGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:30:46 GMTBangladesh empowers parliament to impeach judges, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionConstitutionsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureJudiciaryImpeachmentsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 04:15:28 GMTOrman business tie part of Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.JOHN HANNAfBusinessGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeGeneral newsState governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:16:14 GMTAustralian leader warns of planned attack (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said Thursday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 03:14:53 GMTPolice step up security in Los Cabos after Odile JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.ALBA MORA ROCAVICTOR CAIVANOiGeneral newsWeatherMexicoUnited StatesArizonaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 04:03:33 GMTCain, Aoki power Royals to 6-2 win over White Sox CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:15:07 GMTClosing arguments set in Rowland trial HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsState governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:11 GMTLawyers due in court in marathon bombing case (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in court for a status hearing on motions that include defense requests to move the trial outside of Massachusetts and delay the trial's start by at least 10 months.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:03:53 GMTRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson residents questioning whether a storm was really coming Wednesday following a quiet afternoon of sporadic showers won't have to wait long for an answer.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsHurricane Odile 2014FloodsEventsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersArizonaTucsonMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 04:45:23 GMTHamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win DIEGO (AP) — Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:26:59 GMTLos Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.ALBA MORA ROCAVICTOR CAIVANOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014TravelCoastlines and beachesLeisure travelEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsLifestyleEnvironment and natureMexicoSan JoseArizonaLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCosta RicaUnited StatesBoliviaSouth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:55:51 GMTFed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.PAUL WISEMANMARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyLabor economyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:02:45 GMTAsian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 05:09:21 GMTReview: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8 YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsSoftwareMobile phonesMobile mediaComputer hardwareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsInformation technologyMedia, 18 Sep 2014 04:31:15 GMTSantana's 3 hits lead Twins past Tigers 8-4 (AP) — Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:50:16 GMTJapan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceFishEnvironmental concernsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 03:32:12 GMTUpgrade to iOS 8 now or wait? YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting — but not necessarily right away.htBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyConsumer electronicsSoftwareComputing and information technology, 18 Sep 2014 04:23:21 GMTDoctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy (AP) — Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTumorsCancerChemotherapyHealthDiagnosis and treatmentCampaignsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsDiseases and conditionsLocal electionsElectionsLocal governmentsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 18 Sep 2014 04:06:19 GMTMost Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyBusinessAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:12:46 GMTNFL Injury Report YORK (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois (ankle), DE Arthur Jones (ankle), S LaRon Landry (not injury related), G Joe Reitz (ankle), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related). LIMITED: WR T.Y. Hilton (groin), CB Greg Toler (ribs). FULL: C Khaled Holmes (ankle). JAGUARS: DNP: CB Alan Ball (abdomen), DE Chris Clemons (illness), RB Toby Gerhart (foot), TE Clay Harbor (calf), WR Allen Hurns (ankle), LB Paul Posluszny (knee). LIMITED: WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring). FULL: S Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), G Austin Pasztor (hand).aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 18 Sep 2014 03:29:04 GMTWainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2½-game edge in the NL Central.JASON L. YOUNGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:24:34 GMTSullivan ad calls out Begich snowmachine riding, Alaska (AP) — An X Games snowmachine rider calls out Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's riding skills in a new campaign ad from Republican Dan Sullivan.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureX GamesEventsSportsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:27:51 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trial, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang region from China.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsArrestsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 05:28:29 GMTTV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing, Ariz. (AP) — A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday.FELICIA FONSECAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:41:17 GMTAustralian leader warns of planned random attack (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 05:08:37 GMTAP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides team, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers.RODRIGO ABDFRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsMassacresForensicsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPeruLimaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 04:01:30 GMTAPNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsBorder securityLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesPolitical issues, 18 Sep 2014 04:41:04 GMTWehby blames former staff for copied policies, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsSenate electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 04:21:02 GMTScotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyReferendumsParliamentary electionsLegislatureBusinessElectionsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandLondonEuropeNorth SeaWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 05:08:26 GMT