FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 00:32:18 -0700Democrats may face 2nd fight in Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate even if the state Supreme Court orders the current nominee to be removed from the ballot, in a dispute that could affect which party controls the Senate.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:21:37 GMTBig break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have warned the public that 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder. One local school district has closed Wednesday because of safety concerns for students and staff.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:41:02 GMTDoctors to provide update on Toronto mayor (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCampaignsMunicipal governmentsLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTorontoCanadaOntarioNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:50:16 GMTAPNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.ULA ILNYTZKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:39:43 GMTBangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader Tuesday whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsWar crimesWar casualtiesIslamismWar and unrestNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:22:50 GMTMarijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:17:28 GMTPeavy, Posey help Giants gain ground in NL West (AP) — Jake Peavy had another strong outing, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants gained a game in the NL West race with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:15:57 GMTSeparatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom.BENJAMIN SHINGLERiGeneral newsReferendumsElectionsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomCanadaQuebecWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:20:03 GMTObama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsCivil warsMilitant groupsNational securityInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqTampaMiddle EastNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:07 GMTFijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFijiNew ZealandOceania, 17 Sep 2014 05:27:33 GMTTycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce cars for Macau hotel KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort.iBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 04:54:49 GMTExperts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite, Wyo. (AP) — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.MEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsScienceMeteors and meteoritesMountainsAstronomyEnvironment and natureRussiaUnited StatesCheyenneEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaWyoming, 17 Sep 2014 06:10:13 GMTCuts to food stamps will only hit four states (AP) — An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment programs, 17 Sep 2014 07:17:41 GMTGaza widow offers insight into world of spies CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy — her husband.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsEspionageWar and unrestMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 05:41:11 GMTAmarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4 DIEGO (AP) — Alexi Amarista had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:34:05 GMTTycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:22:13 GMT2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."DON BABWINaGeneral newsDomestic violencePhilanthropic foundationsCrimeSex in societyNative AmericansFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesPhilanthropyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:02:30 GMTTulsa sheriff's deputy accused of sexual assault, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home, a case that follows a state trooper being arrested on a rape complaint and an Oklahoma City officer being accused of sexually assaulting several women.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimePolice brutalityLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaTulsaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:24:33 GMTMariners rout Angels, gain ground in playoff race, Calif. (AP) — Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsMLB PlayoffsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballEventsAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:46:15 GMTHospitals struggled during Sandy, report says, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsHealthHurricane Sandy 2012EventsHealth care industryIndustriesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:47:11 GMTQuotations in the News"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 07:02:13 GMTKazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:15:06 GMTCuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsGovernment programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:27:25 GMTVikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:59 GMTAirstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50 (AP) — Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:00 GMTEbola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.LAURAN NEERGAARDJIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsForeign aidLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaGuineaSierra LeoneDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:23:58 GMTArizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsNatural disastersWeather patternsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureArizonaPhoenixColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:45:33 GMTLandslides triggered by storm kill 7 in Vietnam, Vietnam (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rains from a tropical storm have killed at least seven people in northern Vietnam.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 05:21:32 GMTChina leader inaugurates Sri Lankan port project, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Sri Lanka inaugurating a $1.4 billion port city being built on an artificial island near the island nation's capital.iBusinessGeneral newsInaugurationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChinaIndiaSri LankaColomboSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:26:48 GMTRare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to WSox CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:05:24 GMTEyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House.MICHAEL J. MISHAKpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:19:06 GMTBillionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire has sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 06:48:56 GMTChinese minority scholar on trial for separatism, China (AP) — A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies went on trial Wednesday on separatism charges in the far western region of Xinjiang.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsIslamLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:30:47 GMTNo welfare for weed under House bill (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsLegislatureLegislationGovernment business and financeBusiness, 17 Sep 2014 07:21:28 GMTLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsScienceEvacuationsVolcanoesMunicipal governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 04:47:46 GMTNo Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push (AP) — No Labels, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and strategists, is outlining a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 17 Sep 2014 07:20:15 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSports, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:37 GMTBenghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesLegislaturePolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:16 GMTDempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners (AP) — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastFranceParisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 05:30:09 GMTSony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales sagged amid brutal competition.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:41 GMTS. Korea detains US man in waters near border, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:31 GMTFire damage to mill another blow to timber town, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresProduction facilitiesNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:49 GMTMan drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.WALTER BERRYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeArizonaKingmanBullhead CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:51:56 GMTBangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.iGeneral newsPardons and commutationsIslamismLaw and orderGovernment and politicsBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 05:07:34 GMTLumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire, 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 newsProperty damageFiresNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:31 GMTWary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsLegislatureArmed forcesMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:22:47 GMTMiley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance, Ore. (AP) — A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him.STEVEN DUBOISfBusinessArts and entertainmentSmall businessMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:49:32 GMTAlibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate governanceCorporate newsChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:49:57 GMTAP NewsAlert PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings say Adrian Peterson must stay away from all team activities.sGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:15:51 GMTGroup levels abuse allegations against NM dairy, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsAnimal welfareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureSocial issuesSocial affairsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:00:56 GMT