FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:27:29 -0700AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias studyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c085158cee485996eac03ddfa3565fWASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c085158cee485996eac03ddfa3565fWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:03:06 GMTTop general: US ground troops possible in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b584261847543eaaedcdecba662b65cWASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislature hearingsTerrorismLegislationGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b584261847543eaaedcdecba662b65cWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:39:16 GMTAtlas V rocket launches, taking satellite alofthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10922abb1ff94867ba2110494445ee5fCAPE 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10922abb1ff94867ba2110494445ee5fWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:50 GMTFIBA: Players can wear religious head coveringshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e05316e1a03243faa9cb8845022a1671International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsIslamReligionSports governanceWomen's sportsSikhismBasketballSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e05316e1a03243faa9cb8845022a1671Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:43 GMTMinneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aea8944bb3b4d428d716bdf086c52c7MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment programsLugeWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aea8944bb3b4d428d716bdf086c52c7Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:39:29 GMTBraves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af4713ec8c7b468bad36d125064ed2dbATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.PAUL NEWBERRYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af4713ec8c7b468bad36d125064ed2dbTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:08:10 GMTNFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f53e53b9836640a59f80390a14a304f1BALTIMORE (AP) — NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f53e53b9836640a59f80390a14a304f1Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:52 GMTQuestions, answers about Senate race in Kansashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d1aebe0d1f4664b78fe07d1ca5dca8TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsLocal electionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureInternational relationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5d1aebe0d1f4664b78fe07d1ca5dca8Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:22:40 GMTAtlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks ownershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7337974c1c644f2bf5727a7a5684ea2ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSports transactionsSports team ownership changesMunicipal governmentsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7337974c1c644f2bf5727a7a5684ea2Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:08:39 GMTTeen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f764662ae5405c818e27591f7d765bKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeKansas CityIndependenceMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80f764662ae5405c818e27591f7d765bWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:08:07 GMTThai police search for clues after 2 Brits slainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adafff4032ac4d528c3e4434c0c4dc28BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesViolent crimeCrimeEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adafff4032ac4d528c3e4434c0c4dc28Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:38:37 GMTRetired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ddb9fa860794f039ebfce9034b01019PHOENIX (AP) — A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives breached a 2007 settlement that resolved the agent's complaint that the agency didn't properly investigate threats made against him after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArsonFiresLaw and orderCrimeAccidents and disastersPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ddb9fa860794f039ebfce9034b01019Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:13:48 GMTObama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a978a0381a43269693f9638ad16dfaWASHINGTON (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 AfricaLiberiaMonroviaDistrict of ColumbiaSierra LeoneNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62a978a0381a43269693f9638ad16dfaWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:11:01 GMTUkraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c342190990004f209e12900c32ed6b89KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislatureCrimeCease firesEconomyPolitical and civil unrestBusinessUkraineCrimeaMoscowKievEuropeMinskDonetskRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeBelarusNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c342190990004f209e12900c32ed6b89Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:04:35 GMTJewel releases free song to support public housinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31ccd954964d4435bce01dba64e276eaLOS 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 affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31ccd954964d4435bce01dba64e276eaWed, 17 Sep 2014 01:05:53 GMTSusan West advances in US Senior Women's Amateurhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fc33bca92584608956bc9db879c5b3eDEAL, N.J. (AP) — Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolfCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fc33bca92584608956bc9db879c5b3eWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:06:40 GMTBan: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3619e38895a2488f99fa508301485633UNITED 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3619e38895a2488f99fa508301485633Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:38 GMTDonald Trump's Atlantic City historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a65dfa5e8bbf40d3a65a42de9a4ae8c3ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One Atlantic City casino bearing Donald Trump's name closed Tuesday and another is threatening to close in November, but Trump himself has mostly cut ties with the struggling seaside resort.aBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a65dfa5e8bbf40d3a65a42de9a4ae8c3Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:45:09 GMTExperts writing book on Islamic State grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0aca46d147c4952927ffb217b899a4dNEW YORK (AP) — Two leading authorities on terrorism, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, are collaborating on a book about the Islamic State group.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0aca46d147c4952927ffb217b899a4dTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:30:58 GMTAttorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5edb1e321114e85840f3feb24278d96HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy.JUAN A. LOZANOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5edb1e321114e85840f3feb24278d96Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:44 GMTJudge OKs NYC taxi-access deal for disabled peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916a67e89aca476d9db3176755867911NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a historic baseball moment, a federal judge has formally approved a deal making at least half of New York City's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020.aGeneral newsDisability sportsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareSportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916a67e89aca476d9db3176755867911Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:42 GMTCongress approves inflation increase for veteranshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfdfea188a2c45b8a179e81cf91aed50WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday.wGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityLegislationEconomyMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment business and financeBusinessPricesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfdfea188a2c45b8a179e81cf91aed50Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:59:36 GMTGeorgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0be019886ae447cab7a68d1d0ee23c1aDECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.RAY HENRYaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0be019886ae447cab7a68d1d0ee23c1aWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:33:11 GMTLeBron banner could rise again in Clevelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8558609cca4071bf6d918b41b83951CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8558609cca4071bf6d918b41b83951Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:25 GMTJackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b3c6009b1147a4949042071331c23fNEW 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 footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b3c6009b1147a4949042071331c23fWed, 17 Sep 2014 01:14:29 GMTSurvey finds skepticism about trade's benefitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da77123cb7494942ad2d9a01c7240be7WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.PAUL WISEMANfBusinessInternational tradePublic opinionInternational agreementsLabor economyEconomySocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da77123cb7494942ad2d9a01c7240be7Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:26 GMTDoctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d97214966c47a6ac1cc349dd786a2dDETROIT (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d97214966c47a6ac1cc349dd786a2dTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:58:28 GMTPenn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6983b17cc0ff4059ba10499d17cc5a48CHICAGO (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 affairsJournalismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6983b17cc0ff4059ba10499d17cc5a48Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:44 GMTMan pleads guilty to shipping equipment to Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f7a223ebde6497e9c54d2974367ce5dSCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria.aGeneral newsInternational tradeLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomyBusinessLaw and orderScrantonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f7a223ebde6497e9c54d2974367ce5dWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:16:10 GMTSen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab181234122452eac665301e2989640WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMountainsRegulatory agenciesGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab181234122452eac665301e2989640Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:26 GMTUS senator to ask Congress to suspend coal saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7b8a6c7e8244f0abbdff0fc2565a6ffBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessGovernment programsLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesBillingsUnited StatesMontanaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7b8a6c7e8244f0abbdff0fc2565a6ffTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:50:05 GMTAaron Hernandez: I felt helpless to refuse policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5baf2c4ab64019ab6a7eef4b83aeeeFALL 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5baf2c4ab64019ab6a7eef4b83aeeeWed, 17 Sep 2014 01:17:47 GMTIowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c41f70e6de84d76bb9b03dcdc4c8119IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible.RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderIowaIowa CityOttumwaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c41f70e6de84d76bb9b03dcdc4c8119Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:09:52 GMTMexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odilehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2ae4ee02472469c94013ccc37889d5eCABO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2ae4ee02472469c94013ccc37889d5eWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:05:14 GMTGinsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1b1c8039c8d4609ba32f5be265aed49MINNEAPOLIS (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1b1c8039c8d4609ba32f5be265aed49Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:44:10 GMTHouse passes bills highlighting IRS controversyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b09aacda5cc64e2fa07e689dd1e28a55WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b09aacda5cc64e2fa07e689dd1e28a55Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:12:29 GMTUN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93cb1ddb3c5e45179dfb0c47fae7bacaUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaWest AfricaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93cb1ddb3c5e45179dfb0c47fae7bacaTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:02:31 GMTVenezuelan protesters discuss explosives in videohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/772fc6b91c554f3e956e0652b8e584ccCARACAS, 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 demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesBogotaVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/772fc6b91c554f3e956e0652b8e584ccWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:46:33 GMTClergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years earlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d098b968870e4790bdb14062944255d9DENVER (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d098b968870e4790bdb14062944255d9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:10:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af94cf9f9a047cabed88816a5543824Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af94cf9f9a047cabed88816a5543824Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:06:08 GMTCops: No past reason to enter remains-filled homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a9f053517d4577b51aa5ca792f48b6BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.aGeneral newsCrimeDogsMammalsAnimalsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a9f053517d4577b51aa5ca792f48b6Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:33:19 GMTUnion appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d5d7f17d7749c09b37903b5a4af898BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.DAVID GINSBURGaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceWomen's sportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d5d7f17d7749c09b37903b5a4af898Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:17:47 GMTJames unveils new shoe before restart with Cavshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1718e2af4a7c4c66b010a3d440f28eb7BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.ANNE M. PETERSONfBusinessSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1718e2af4a7c4c66b010a3d440f28eb7Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:46:00 GMTLumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb1ce58b85b845dcbe667be61612d4efWEED, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb1ce58b85b845dcbe667be61612d4efWed, 17 Sep 2014 01:16:51 GMTNYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacbb66976774bc7a7f9d9dde7d46478NEW YORK (AP) — The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsSeptember 11 attacksEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacbb66976774bc7a7f9d9dde7d46478Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:58:57 GMTPolice: No past reason to enter squalid homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda2f5b85c3944f0b33bb5866d3d1f5eBLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police say they responded to several calls in recent years from the Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda2f5b85c3944f0b33bb5866d3d1f5eTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:54:46 GMTFerguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d70d71995e914b78952a5566e1bee3d6CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old have disrupted another government meeting.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d70d71995e914b78952a5566e1bee3d6Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:03:13 GMTMiley Cyrus date barely makes court appearancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b89e66684c4bf39198eea2d5f8d9d8DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.STEVEN DUBOISfBusinessArts and entertainmentSmall businessMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b89e66684c4bf39198eea2d5f8d9d8Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:03:52 GMTFARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ceba2744e4f4ad1906e2087f7de7a6aBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsPoliceWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ceba2744e4f4ad1906e2087f7de7a6aTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:04:13 GMTMan accused of trying to aid Islamic State grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b75d7d72a99d48d590785858a54ce4e9ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderRochesterSyriaUnited StatesNew YorkMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b75d7d72a99d48d590785858a54ce4e9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:45:09 GMT