FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Sep 2014 07:13:46 -0700Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseForeign policyInternational relationsGeneral newsLegislationGovernment policyUnited StatesSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:52 GMTIslamic State group calls for attacking civilians (AP) — Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.BASSEM MROUEMAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaFranceUnited StatesMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:57:48 GMTStreets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanned out across the country time to reach the capital.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfricaLiberia, 22 Sep 2014 14:07:00 GMTEngineers call for national approach to flooding organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks.GEOFF MULVIHILLhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceWeatherCivil engineeringFloodsEngineeringTechnologyAccidents and disastersHurricane Sandy 2012Hurricane KatrinaEmergency managementLegislatureGovernment and politicsProfessional organizationsEventsNatural disastersStormsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 14:03:32 GMTReview: Kenny Chesney shows the way on new album Chesney, "The Big Revival" (Blue Chair/Columbia)MICHAEL McCALLeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 22 Sep 2014 13:54:00 GMTSpain appoints Gala Leon as Davis Cup captain (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its David Cup team.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsSpainSevilleWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:25:08 GMTClorox exits Venezuela citing govt restrictions, Calif. (AP) — Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesVenezuelaOaklandCaliforniaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:29:40 GMTGerman Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich, Germany (AP) — German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.DAVID McHUGHfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsMaterials industryGermanyMissouriWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:02:56 GMTSome 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:59:20 GMTTesco suspends execs over inflated profit report (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsProfessional servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 12:32:20 GMTDel. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of passengers finishing up a sightseeing tour crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other passengers injured, authorities said.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsAccidentsInjuriesAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthDelawareNew CastleTurkeyWilmingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 14:07:00 GMTWall Street sit-in planned on climate crisis YORK (AP) — One day after a huge climate march in New York City, activists on Monday planned to flood Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestClimatePolitical activismEnvironment and naturePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:24:18 GMTFrench premier rejects notion country is 'sick' (AP) — France's prime minister on Monday dismissed the view that his country is "sick," and insisted that it is both willing and able to carry out economic reforms.FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyGermanyBerlinFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 22 Sep 2014 14:01:09 GMTPink Floyd sets Nov. 10 release date for new album YORK (AP) — Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:32 GMTReview: 'Do Fathers Matter?' says something new"Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked" (Scientific American/FSG), by Paul RaeburnKEVIN BEGOSeArts and entertainmentLifestyleParentingRelationshipsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 22 Sep 2014 13:38:25 GMTLawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack YORK (AP) — A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend.aGeneral newsCrimeLung diseaseDiseases and conditionsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:34:40 GMTLogano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race, N.H. (AP) — Make it 2 for 2 for Team Penske in the Chase.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARIndyCarNew HampshireDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:36:36 GMTDeath toll rises in Nigeria building collapse (AP) — South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersAccidentsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaNigeriaSouthern AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 22 Sep 2014 14:03:45 GMTUS existing home sales fall in August (AP) — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 22 Sep 2014 14:08:05 GMTEgyptian officials see controversial Ethiopian dam ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian News Agency says Egypt's irrigation minister has toured the site in western Ethiopia where the country is building a controversial dam on the Blue Nile River.iGeneral newsEthiopiaEgyptNile RiverEast AfricaAfricaMiddle EastNorth Africa, 22 Sep 2014 12:52:51 GMT9 Marquez e-books coming out in English YORK (AP) — E-books for some of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's best known work, including the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera," are coming out for the first time in English.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 22 Sep 2014 13:52:02 GMTNormal traffic to resume on highway hit by slide, Wash. (AP) — Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route.aGeneral newsTrafficNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:45:48 GMTCycling France's Loire Valley, France (AP) — There are hundreds of miles of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley - and that's what tripped us up.KAREN SCHWARTZtTravelLifestyleOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:03:44 GMTWeek of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestDiplomacyBlockadesUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:45:11 GMTMan seen with missing UVa student being sought, Va. (AP) — A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:38:29 GMTYemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general, Yemen (AP) — Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints across the capital, Sanaa, after sweeping across the city as the general and his allies fled and went into hiding.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIslamReligionSocial affairsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 22 Sep 2014 13:26:18 GMTIAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms.iGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionIranMiddle East, 22 Sep 2014 13:19:31 GMTStriking pilots reject Air France low-cost delay (AP) — Air France pilots are rejecting the company's offer to delay the expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, after a seven-day strike that the airline says is costing it up to 20 million euros ($25 million) a day.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:13:53 GMTChina weighs on markets as silver dives again (AP) — Concerns over China's economy and a fresh profit warning by British retailer Tesco kept global stock markets in check Monday, while silver fell further to its lowest level in over four years.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsStock marketsUnited KingdomChinaJapanEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:06 GMTTruck flies 50 feet off freeway in San Diego DIEGO (AP) — Fire officials say a driver was seriously hurt when his pickup truck flew off a San Diego freeway onramp and crashed into a restaurant parking lot 50 feet below.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:21:40 GMTShonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Let's just go ahead and make it official. "Thursday" should be renamed "Shonday."FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 22 Sep 2014 13:56:54 GMTKerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.wGovernment and politicsHostage situationsGeneral newsTurkeyUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:36:56 GMTUS existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes (AP) — US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingHome sellingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 22 Sep 2014 14:04:29 GMTDraghi: Euro recovery losing momentum, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that a tepid economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum."iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 22 Sep 2014 13:38:48 GMTAPNewsBreak: 'The Lion King' makes history YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.MARK KENNEDYaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 22 Sep 2014 13:46:02 GMTCarhartt celebrates 125th birthday with beer tour (AP) — Michigan-based clothing maker Carhartt is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a cold one.tTravelLifestyleBeveragesFood and drinkDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:45:11 GMTGermany organizing conference on refugee crisis (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is organizing an international conference on the refugee crisis resulting from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:03:55 GMTExplosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 6 (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 13:34:28 GMT3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base EDWARDS, Mass. (AP) — Police and military officials are searching for a second day for three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesRegional cooperationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAfghanistanUnited StatesMassachusettsCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:29:54 GMTUS stocks open lower as China weighs on markets YORK (AP) — US stocks opened lower on Monday amid concerns over China's economy. Silver fell again, dropping to its lowest level in over four years.STEVE ROTHWELLPAN PYLASaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 14:04:07 GMTNew Polish govt loses some foreign policy heft, Poland (AP) — Poland's last government was a strong voice internationally on Ukraine, supporting Kiev's pro-Western reforms and calling for sanctions on Russia to punish it for its aggression there.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyPolandWarsawUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Sep 2014 12:59:36 GMTImage of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw final match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Myanmar beat Laos 2-0 to win the gold medal. Sepak takraw is a centuries-old sport originating in Asia, and it resembles hands-off volleyball with kicking and martial arts moves. The sport is among several, including bowling, cricket and squash, that are part of the Asian Games competition but not the Olympics.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesWomen's sportsEventsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 13:02:50 GMTNASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace explorationPlanetsAerospace technologyAtmospheric scienceAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:34:15 GMTMaestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater (AP) — Riccardo Muti has declined to conduct performances this season at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:44 GMTMan breaks into Vermont police station, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man who thought he was breaking into a Vermont school actually got into the local police station.aOdditiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:05:09 GMTApple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronics, 22 Sep 2014 13:05:00 GMTUS stocks open lower on weakness in China YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 13:36:14 GMTPakistan appoints new spy chief (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency.ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEspionageCrimeGovernment and politicsPakistanUnited StatesIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 13:31:34 GMTAir France delays low-cost expansion after strike (AP) — Air France is delaying the expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, after a seven-day pilots' strike that the airline says is costing it up to 20 million euros ($25 million) a day.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 12:37:17 GMTCaroline Garcia upsets Radwanska at Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) upset win over fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open.The Associated PresssSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaEast AsiaGermanyUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 12:43:45 GMT