FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 18:47:04 -0700Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseLaw and orderAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastCanberraIraqOceania, 19 Sep 2014 00:53:21 GMTMan arrested in fast-growing California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsArsonFiresArrestsAccidents and disastersCrimeNatural disastersLaw and orderCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:55:13 GMTChris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.JILL COLVINaGeneral newsSportsState governmentsProfessional footballSports governanceGovernment and politicsFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:04:16 GMTFlorida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself.aGeneral newsExtended familyRelationshipsLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:48:08 GMTSpending bill leaves out immigration courts (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Sep 2014 00:09:37 GMTFalcons take early 28-0 lead over Bucs (AP) — Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to Julio Jones and Harry Douglas on Atlanta's first two possessions and the Falcons led Tampa By 28-0 early in the second quarter Thursday night.GEORGE HENRYsSportsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:20:38 GMTSan Diego judge denies request for license scans DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:20:57 GMTMaguire to start at quarterback for Florida State, Fla. (AP) — Welcome Sean Maguire to big-time college football.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:25:41 GMTAgency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNew OrleansUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:25:48 GMTReview: Broadway's 'Love Letters' is thin missive YORK (AP) — What's the minimum requirement for putting on a play? Is it performers? Sets? Memorization? Surely, at a minimum, it's acting, right?MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:33 GMTOklahoma-West Virginia Preview Capsule 4 OKLAHOMA (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) at WEST VIRGINIA (2-1, 0-0), 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX)The Associated PressaGeneral newsCollege footballSportsCollege sportsFootballOklahomaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:27:42 GMTSearch for Texas deputy suspended but will resume, Texas (AP) — Searchers looking for a Central Texas sheriff's deputy whose car was swept away by water are suspending the search for now as more storms move into the Austin area.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth AmericaEl Paso, 19 Sep 2014 00:11:06 GMTEnd of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCloud computingInformation technologyIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelComputing and information technologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:29:06 GMTCongress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases.wGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureLegislationViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:43:39 GMTWitness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told The Associated Press.MARK STEVENSONE. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 22:24:33 GMTNew lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:31:48 GMTZac Blair leads Tour Championship VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zac Blair matched the course record with a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the lead in the Tour Championship, the final event in the four-tournament Tour Finals.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports business, 19 Sep 2014 00:04:59 GMTStrong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestCivil warsLegislationPolitical partiesForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyNational electionsElectionsGeneral newsPolitical organizationsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqAlaskaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:56:54 GMTGolf Capsules, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfGolfMen's golfMen's sportsRyder CupWomen's sportsEventsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:19:48 GMTHuge turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 01:14:30 GMTKansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislaturePolitical partiesJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:34:18 GMTFla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death, Fla. (AP) — A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:15:14 GMTExpert to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim YORK (AP) — The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for the man's family said Thursday.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsForensicsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:05:12 GMTTrial over plane crash into New York home begins, N.Y. (AP) — A jury Thursday began hearing the only case to go to trial over the February 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people.CAROLYN THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:11:37 GMTLeonard Cohen says touring has improved his mood YORK (AP) — Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 19 Sep 2014 00:55:59 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 19 Sep 2014 01:00:39 GMTUN fears food shortages for Syrians NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says that it is running out of money to pay for food aid for 6 million displaced Syrians and rations will soon be cut.iGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politics, 18 Sep 2014 22:42:40 GMTHome Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityHome salesComputing and information technologyEconomyReal estateConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesSoftwareUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:41:04 GMTJeter going out his way, to sound of Sinatra YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is going out his way.fBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:29:21 GMTStacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share lead in Alabama, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:41:50 GMTFacebook CEO wants more students to explore tech CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.TERENCE CHEAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaEducational technologyEducationOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:28:27 GMTWR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsDrug-related crimeSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeDopingGeneral newsSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:07:33 GMTMexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.IGNACIO MARTINEZ DE JESUSALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014Natural disastersStormsAccidents and disastersEventsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Sep 2014 01:18:01 GMTA look at key developments in NFL controversies YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.aGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipSports governanceViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 18 Sep 2014 23:02:44 GMTPolice hunt for trooper ambush suspect near home, Pa. (AP) — The hunt for a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania State Police trooper is intensifying as authorities confirm they are searching for the suspect in an area around his parents' home.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFunerals and memorial servicesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaScrantonPhiladelphia, 19 Sep 2014 01:21:02 GMTIg Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.MARK PRATTaGeneral newsOdditiesScientific prizes and competitionsZoologyPet healthScienceBiologyAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsLifestyleArcticMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:41:53 GMTSearch for Texas deputy suspended, but will resume, Texas (AP) — Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsAccidents and disastersTexasAustinEl PasoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:30:53 GMTRoads blocked near home of trooper ambush suspect, Pa. (AP) — The hunt for a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania State Police trooper appeared to intensify late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimePennsylvaniaScrantonPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:34:58 GMTArgentina approves law for controlling prices AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's worst inflation rates.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesLegislatureEconomyGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 22:44:51 GMTJetBlue's CEO will step down early next year Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.DAVID KOENIGSCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 18 Sep 2014 23:07:08 GMTVote counting begins in Scotland on independence, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsVotingElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 01:03:14 GMTUN warns of food shortages for Syrians NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday said that it is running out of money to pay for its food programs for almost 6 million Syrians who have been displaced by the country's civil war and that aid will be cut.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 18 Sep 2014 23:06:57 GMTWinners of the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:The Associated PressaGeneral newsOdditiesScienceNobel PrizesEvents, 18 Sep 2014 23:42:16 GMTPolice chase suspects' vehicle to Phoenix airport (AP) — Passengers are being allowed back into the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which had been on lockdown as police searched for a suspect in a Tempe shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 01:10:26 GMTFeds release $71.5M withheld during migrant crisis (AP) — Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year.LAURA WIDES-MUNOZaGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:25:32 GMTMultiple shooting deaths reported in north Fla., Fla. (AP) — Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:56:47 GMTStanton speaks out for 1st time since injury (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton still needs to have five teeth fixed or replaced, along with a procedure to assess how much blood remains in his sinus cavity and will be understandably leery the next time he grabs a bat.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:17:20 GMTObama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State (AP) — President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 23:11:06 GMTSenate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign (AP) — Senate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislation, 18 Sep 2014 22:36:21 GMTMaduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by publishing what he called false reports of a mysterious illness.JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsEpidemicsHealthAccidents and disastersMediaPublic healthVenezuelaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:28 GMT