FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 15:25:43 -0700DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting (AP) — The FBI and the Homeland Security Department say there is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States. But they say airstrikes in Syria may have temporary disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets.ALICIA A. CALDWELLEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 22:18:20 GMTJudge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has thrown out a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:53:20 GMTSheriff's deputies sentenced for blocking probe ANGELES (AP) — Six current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for trying to block an FBI probe into alleged guard abuses in the nation's largest jail system.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSmugglingPoliceLegal proceedingsCrimeIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:50:05 GMTArab states single out Israel at IAEA (AP) — Arab countries have circulated a resolution at a nuclear meeting that singles out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal.iGeneral newsIsraelViennaMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 21:00:33 GMTWife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life.iGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeUnited KingdomSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 20:47:10 GMTOvechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms (AP) — Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis' lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team's home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league's first New Year's Day game was played in 2008.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseball, 23 Sep 2014 21:19:33 GMTVenue change denied for marathon suspect's friend (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected a request to move the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:02:39 GMTFACT CHECK: Obama in UN speech spins statistics NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it's sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental policyClimateEnergy and the environmentEconomyEnvironmental concernsSummitsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyAir qualityUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryGeneral newsInternational relationsForeign aidUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:16:14 GMTStrong Sunday season opening for CBS YORK (AP) — It's still unclear whether television viewers will accept actress Tea Leoni as a fictional secretary of state. But they're at least willing to give the idea a try.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMedia, 23 Sep 2014 21:07:33 GMTPastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work, Ala. (AP) — A pastor says the man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS warehouse had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested that the situation might turn violent.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:34 GMTMercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.ERIK SCHELZIGaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelAlabamaTuscaloosaChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:08:12 GMTUS warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.MIKE STOBBEMARIA CHENGaGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:14:04 GMTSenator's live pigeon shoot draws criticism CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is facing criticism from animal rights groups over a fundraiser he held earlier this month in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingBirdsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:02 GMTArizona fugitive captured after months on run, Ariz. (AP) — A former personal trainer who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsPrison breaksFugitivesCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:52:54 GMTTexas immigrant center to hold up to 2,400, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. will eventually hold 2,400 people in Texas.aGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:00:43 GMTObama urges world to follow US lead on climate NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsSummitsForestsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyAir qualityInternational relationsWildlifeLand environmentChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:48:32 GMTMan accused of driving into Maui runners released, Hawaii (AP) — A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon.aGeneral newsCrimeReckless endangermentHawaiiWailukuUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:01:56 GMTHernandez cousin gets probation on contempt charge (AP) — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBostonBristolMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 23 Sep 2014 20:34:29 GMTDC Council votes to allow concealed handguns (AP) — A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 40 years.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsLegislature, 23 Sep 2014 20:41:38 GMTSecret Service interviewed accused intruder twice (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:25:14 GMTObama gets boost for coalition-building efforts YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes in Syria has shifted the tenor of his three-day diplomatic mission at the United Nations, allowing him to use the unexpected cooperation to mobilize reluctant other nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseTurkeyUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaSaudi ArabiaNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:02:57 GMTThings to know about $8B wind energy proposal, Wyo. (AP) — Four companies have proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project:aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgriculture and the environmentWyomingLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:01:09 GMTPolice deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt, Ore. (AP) — Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:50:58 GMTBig new iPhone brings Apple more profit FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:39:06 GMTNYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads YORK (AP) — Elected officials and religious leaders from several faiths on Tuesday denounced anti-Islamic ads that are appearing soon on New York City transit buses and subway stations.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsIslamMass transit systemsReligionSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:50:21 GMT3 Afghan Army officers in US immigration custody (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said.aGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesMassachusettsCentral AsiaNew YorkAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMTAirstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.LOLITA C. BALDORBASSEM MROUEwGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational relationsLegislatureGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaQatarNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:50:29 GMTOil near its low for the year despite turmoil YORK (AP) — The oil market has lost its jitters.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 21:45:02 GMTWharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area ports ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessPrimary and secondary educationFiresEducationSocial affairsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:19:00 GMTSheriff: Distraction may have killed Nevada racer VEGAS (AP) — A veteran race driver from California may have been distracted for a moment before his silver 1997 Porsche 993 crashed off a sweeping turn and exploded into a fireball close to the finish line of a high-speed highway road rally in rural Nevada, the local sheriff said Tuesday.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:46:57 GMTMexico: 2 burned bodies found in congressman's SUV, Mexico (AP) — Two charred bodies were discovered Tuesday inside a burned-out vehicle in which a congressman and his driver were kidnapped at gunpoint the previous day, Mexican authorities said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMexicoGuadalajaraNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 20:58:16 GMTDenver area students walk out of school in protest, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.COLLEEN SLEVINP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestSchool curriculaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:42:52 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stock markets on Tuesday. Most of the damage was felt in Europe, which fell sharply after a closely watched gauge of business activity for the region fell to a nine-month low. The disappointing news about Europe's economy also weighed down Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower and finished the day with its second triple-digit loss in a row.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Sep 2014 21:08:39 GMTA&M cadet praised for block to protect mascot STATION, Texas (AP) — A Texas A&M cadet is being rewarded for throwing himself in front of an out-of-bounds football player who was hurtling toward the school's collie mascot during last weekend's game.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballBryanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:08:28 GMTSan Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid DIEGO (AP) — An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five months.ELLIOT SPAGATaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessNewspapersNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsProducts and servicesCaliforniaSan DiegoLos AngelesSanta AnaRiversideUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:34:02 GMTWoman breaks window, rescues baby in San Antonio ANTONIO (AP) — A woman who noticed a baby in a hot car in a parking lot in San Antonio used a tire iron to smash the windshield and rescue the child.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:17:55 GMTProsecutor seeks 10 years for teacher rapist, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor is seeking 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student, after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence from an earlier judge whose comments pinned some responsibility on the victim.MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryBillingsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:14:46 GMTUS calls for NKorea to shut 'evil' prison camps YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for North Korea to shut down its "evil system" of prison camps.MATTHEW PENNINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:10:56 GMTObama opens a new front against al-Qaida (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareIntelligence agenciesGeneral newsTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defenseDrone aircraftTransportation safetyTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesPakistanSyriaMiddle EastYemenNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 21:26:05 GMTWebb 'seriously looking' at 2016 campaign (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he is "seriously looking" at a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016, a move that could create a challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton if she seeks the White House again.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsForeign policyNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyInternational relationsIowaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:36:09 GMTTribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty, Mont. (AP) — Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty Tuesday establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed.MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsNative AmericansAnimalsBisonNational parksWildlifeInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMammalsDiplomacyEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentCanadaUnited StatesMontanaNorth AmericaBillings, 23 Sep 2014 21:37:22 GMTFire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsFiresViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:27:32 GMTNielsen's top programs for Sept. 15-21 viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsFootballBroadcast televisionSports mediaSportsTelevisionMediaProfessional football, 23 Sep 2014 21:10:19 GMTLA sheriff's deputies sentenced for blocking probe ANGELES (AP) — Six Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been sentenced to federal prison for trying to block a probe into jail corruption.aGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:43:30 GMTJudge will make Detroit water decision Monday (AP) — A lawyer representing poor Detroit residents urged a judge Tuesday to suspend water shutoffs until next spring and order the city to come up with a new way to keep a critical service in place for people who simply can't afford it.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesLaw and orderWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:37:57 GMTDC considers ban on American Indian nicknames (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 23 Sep 2014 20:40:52 GMTProposal would send Wyoming wind energy to LA ANGELES (AP) — Four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind energy generated on the plains of Wyoming to power-thirsty households in Southern California.MICHAEL R. BLOODMEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentMunicipal governmentsAgriculture and the environmentCavesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustriesUtilitiesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWyomingCaliforniaLos AngelesUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:39:52 GMTTurkey considers military role against ISIL YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:46:11 GMTGaby Giffords: I'm still fighting, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has been named a "change maker" by the YWCA during its annual women leadership conference in Tucson.aGeneral newsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:54:20 GMTFSU picks politician as next school president, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University has chosen state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite significant campus opposition.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsHigher educationState legislatureGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:28:21 GMT