FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700NYC mayor: City jails a very bad situation YORK (AP) — Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) said bluntly that the situation in the city's correction department is very bad.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCorrectional systemsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:41:12 GMTCoke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeveragesConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 23 Sep 2014 18:04:48 GMTPatagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph.MICHELLE L. PRICEaBusinessGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:03:56 GMTFamed violinist to play again at DC metro station (AP) — Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 23 Sep 2014 18:05:37 GMTCould Jeter be the first with perfect Hall vote? YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don't expect the New York Yankees' captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball's Hall of Fame.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 23 Sep 2014 17:08:59 GMTPolice: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:10:56 GMTNext Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLobbyingCampaignsJudicial electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical issuesElectionsCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical fundraisingVotingJudiciaryAfghanistanUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:57:02 GMTAirstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites (AP) — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday.LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitant groupsArmed forcesTerrorismVeteransLegislatureInternational relationsGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaPersian GulfNew YorkRed SeaQatarNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:11:29 GMTEurope wants to keep rolling in Ryder Cup, Scotland (AP) — Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsEurope, 23 Sep 2014 18:13:29 GMTGo For the Food: Santa Fe twist on roadside diner FE, N.M. (AP) — There is no shortage of good food in this northern New Mexico town, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state's trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city's art galleries and festivals.JERI CLAUSINGtFood and drinkTravelLifestyleRestaurantsSanta FeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:03:00 GMTMother of Columbine shooter has book deal YORK (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold is planning a memoir in which she will confront the "indescribable grief and shame" she has lived with since the 1999 tragedy.eArts and entertainmentColumbine High School massacreBooks and literatureViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsEventsEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:03:02 GMTProvidence defends former mayor in parade lawsuit, R.I. (AP) — The city of Providence went before the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend former Mayor Buddy Cianci in a lawsuit brought by two firefighters who were ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade.MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:56:19 GMTProsecutor: Child had lighter at deadly shed fire, Mass. (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that killed an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy say a child was playing with a lighter inside a shed that apparently contained gasoline for a lawnmower.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersHyannisMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:41:07 GMTArizona fugitive captured after months on run, Ariz. (AP) — A physically fit inmate who escaped from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart an overhead security fence has been captured.aGeneral newsPrison breaksFugitivesCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderArizonaPrescottUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:10:49 GMTMan charged with threatening to take over ranch, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce and spent more than 20 years in prison for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the case is now charged with threatening to kidnap the current owners and showing up at the property to "take back the ranch," Ravalli County court records said.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessExtortion and threatsCrimeMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:31:57 GMTMichael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire, Mo. (AP) — Residents have rebuilt a memorial just hours after it burned down at the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:03:56 GMTMayweather says reality show not so real VEGAS (AP) — The pot wasn't real. Neither, admitted Floyd Mayweather Jr., was much else that went on in the cable television reality shows promoting his latest fight.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:41:06 GMTOfficial: 200-plus strikes, 2 dozen Syria targets (AP) — A U.S. official says America and its Arab allies launched more than 200 airstrikes against roughly a dozen militant targets in Syria during the assault that began Monday night.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:38:20 GMTSyrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000, Turkey (AP) — Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 17:22:24 GMTAP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures, N.C. (AP) — A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound.GERRY BROOMEaGeneral newsVisual artsSculptureArts and entertainmentArt galleriesNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:05:32 GMTResearch: Florida Everglades crocodile numbers up, Fla. (AP) — A record number of American crocodile hatchlings were counted in Everglades National Park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once-endangered species, researchers said Tuesday.aGeneral newsCrocodilesReptilesAnimalsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBiologyScienceGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:19:12 GMTObama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change NATIONS (AP) — In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition."JOSH LEDERMANiBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGeneral newsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational agreementsAir qualityEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:48:04 GMTRights of same-sex military spouses vary by state, N.C. (AP) — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.MICHAEL BIESECKERJULIE WATSONaGeneral newsMilitary affairsMilitary legal affairsMarriageMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesUnited StatesJacksonvilleNorth CarolinaCaliforniaSouth CarolinaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:04:23 GMTCameron: Queen 'purred' after Scottish vote (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:11:00 GMTUS, Europe stocks hit by soft data, Syria conflict YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly lower and European stocks sank Tuesday following disappointing economic reports and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEuropeSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:56:18 GMTRochester lands Symetra Tour event to replace LPGA, N.Y. (AP) — A month after the LPGA ended a 38-year run in Rochester, the city has landed a tournament on the second-tier Symetra Tour.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:44:33 GMTUK Labour leader lays out vision for the future (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband laid out his vision Tuesday for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 16:49:36 GMTCameron: Queen seemed relieved after Scottish vote (AP) — Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has been overheard describing his nervousness about the Scotland referendum and how Queen Elizabeth II appeared relieved when he called to tell her the result.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:40:14 GMTObama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the climate is changing faster than efforts to address global warming.JOSH LEDERMANiBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental concernsGeneral newsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyEnvironmental treatiesAtmospheric scienceEnvironmental scienceUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEarth scienceInternational agreementsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:24:35 GMTFilmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary, Pa. (AP) — The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsDocumentariesViolent crimeCrimeMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 23 Sep 2014 16:51:51 GMTNadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal's coach criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team on Tuesday, arguing there are substantial differences between the men's and women's games.JOSEPH WILSONsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 18:11:49 GMTSan Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego philanthropist has launched a bid to buy his city's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations.ELLIOT SPAGATaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessNewspapersPhilanthropyNews mediaMediaSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesLong BeachRiverside, 23 Sep 2014 17:09:42 GMTSierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaAfrica, 23 Sep 2014 18:18:50 GMTWind power proposed to supply Los Angeles area ANGELES (AP) — Four companies are proposing an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming via an energy storage facility in Utah.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesLos AngelesWyomingCaliforniaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:47:55 GMTICE takes custody of Afghan Army officers (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 AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:33:22 GMTUN: More than 3,500 killed in Ukraine conflict (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says the death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 3,543 if the 298 victims of the downing of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are included.Associated PressiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashHuman rights and civil libertiesEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 18:02:27 GMTUS officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:49:52 GMTBob Dylan named 2015 MusiCares person of the year ANGELES (AP) — Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares person of the year.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 23 Sep 2014 17:27:45 GMTEbola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed (AP) — EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 17:14:26 GMTMessaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesTelecommunicationsConsumer products and servicesFinancial servicesMobile phonesMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:41 GMTSeattle to fine residents for not composting (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsSmall businessLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:06:13 GMTUN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsForestsSummitsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsWildlifeLand environmentPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 17:16:22 GMTUS clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark YORK (AP) — A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.The Associated PressfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:10:09 GMTObama offers climate change help to other nations NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.JOSH LEDERMANiBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceSummitsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesAtmospheric scienceEnvironmental scienceUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEnvironmental concernsGeneral newsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyEarth scienceInternational agreementsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:06:52 GMTWashington state woman sues Idaho resort, Idaho (AP) — A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHolidaysOccasionsIdahoSandpointWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:02:29 GMTSuspect in fatal California gym attack charged CITY, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the victim of a fatal beating at a San Francisco Bay Area gym had asked the suspect's girlfriend whether she wanted a ride on his motorcycle days earlier.aGeneral newsCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:55 GMTScholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama has been sentenced to five years of probation in his campaign finance case.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaign finance improprietiesMoviesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeCampaignsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:01:43 GMTSculpture of end-of-WWII kiss lands in Normandy, France (AP) — A sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended has gone up in Normandy for a one-year visit.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNormandy landingsWorld War IIEventsFranceNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 18:15:24 GMTAP NewsAlert, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone: 130 confirmed cases of Ebola found during lockdown, awaiting tests on 70 more.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Sep 2014 17:21:47 GMTMayor: 'It's a very bad situation' in NYC jails YORK (AP) — A day after a federal prosecutor warned he may take legal action to force New York City to enact reforms in city jails, and amid months of heightened scrutiny of jail conditions and guard behavior, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly on Tuesday that "it's a very bad situation," in the nation's second-largest jail system.JONATHAN LEMIREJAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 17:01:02 GMT