FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 14:26:37 -0700AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeHigher educationCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:09:55 GMTNew Jersey loses 4th casino; Trump weighs in CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump says he will take a serious look at taking back control of the Atlantic City casino company that bears his nameWAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:23:57 GMTMore than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho say about 33 cattle died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:46:48 GMTTop general: US ground troops possible in Iraq (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureTerrorismGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:06:02 GMTPolice resume search for missing U.Va. student, Va. (AP) — Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsHigher educationCrimeEducationSocial affairsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:59:08 GMTGlimcher and Apple are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fEnergy industryIndustriesBusiness, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:58 GMTLeonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace NATIONS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.EDITH M. LEDERERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingClimateEnvironmental conservation and preservationCelebrityEventsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentInternational relationsGovernment and politics, 16 Sep 2014 19:58:06 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 16 Sep 2014 20:54:56 GMTJindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.KEN THOMASfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionEnergy industryScience policyEconomyEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsPolitical partiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyClimatePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:29:00 GMTMom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:52:49 GMTFBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old Missouri boy is in critical but stable condition after police subdued him with a stun gun, and a family spokesman says doctors are trying to bring him out of a medically induced coma.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimePolice brutalityHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMissouriIndependenceUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansas City, 16 Sep 2014 19:59:44 GMTHouse panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday.JOAN LOWYTOM KRISHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsAccidentsLegislatureProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:37:31 GMTAmerican Airlines agents approve union (AP) — Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago.DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 16 Sep 2014 19:54:40 GMTPolice: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsWashingtonBellinghamUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:06 GMTHunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday as they tracked a survivalist with two high-powered rifles and a grudge against police, identified as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:35:28 GMTCDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.LINDSEY TANNERaGeneral newsHealthMedical researchObesityDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:12:50 GMTNASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesFloridaRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 20:53:08 GMTMall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate news, 16 Sep 2014 20:32:22 GMTNew Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes CITY, N.J. (AP) — Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:03:10 GMT67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident.SUNDAY ALAMBAMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaSouth AfricaLagosWest AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 16 Sep 2014 20:27:35 GMTParents of missing Virginia student still hopeful, Va. (AP) — The family of a University of Virginia student who has been missing since the weekend says she "would not disappear" without contacting family and friends.aGeneral newsMissing personsEducationSocial affairsSearch and rescue effortsHigher educationCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:33:55 GMTDonald Trump's Atlantic City history CITY, N.J. (AP) — One Atlantic City casino bearing Donald Trump's name closed Tuesday and another is threatening to close in November, but Trump himself has mostly cut ties with the struggling seaside resort.aBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:56 GMTWomen in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs YORK (AP) — "Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir" (Penguin/Blue Rider Press), by Wendy Davis, and "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World" (Ballantine Books), by Kirsten GillibrandBETH J. HARPAZeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsState legislatureWomen's healthLegislatureBooks and literatureFilibustersEntertainmentState governmentsHealthUnited StatesNew YorkTexasNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:54:41 GMTGrand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingCriminal investigationsCelebrityAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeNASCARViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderAccidents and disastersOntarioNew YorkCanandaiguaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 16 Sep 2014 20:23:05 GMTGeorgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.RAY HENRYaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:50:36 GMTHindsight: a Ryder Cup tradition, like no other (AP) — Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsRyder CupGolfEventsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseball, 16 Sep 2014 20:13:22 GMTSelf-help book has more teams riding 'Energy Bus', Tenn. (AP) — On some practice fields across the country, one of the worst things a football player can be called sounds like something out of a young-adult novel or a television show on The CW.STEVE MEGARGEEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCollege footballFootballBooks and literatureEntertainmentSelf-improvementLifestyleCollege sportsProfessional footballTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:48:35 GMTAnheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.The Associated PressfBusinessSportsProfessional footballFootball, 16 Sep 2014 20:11:39 GMTCBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMusicSocial mediaCelebritySports mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:05:34 GMTEndo Int'l makes $1.4B offer for Auxilium Pharma YORK (AP) — Endo International PLC says it is making an unsolicited offer for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals that values Auxilium at $28.10 per share.fBusiness, 16 Sep 2014 21:14:34 GMTNielsen's top programs for Sept. 8-14 YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsFootballBroadcast televisionSports mediaSportsTelevisionMediaProfessional football, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:41 GMTDeath certificate: Rapper Tim Dog died last year (AP) — Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia.KATE BRUMBACKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityMississippiAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:54:26 GMTRussian billionaire placed under house arrest (AP) — A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 19:58:19 GMTSen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead (AP) — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMountainsRegulatory agenciesGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:40:29 GMTObama takes center stage in Kentucky's Senate race, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president.ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislaturePublic opinionLegislatureState governmentsSocial affairsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:15:52 GMTMexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersFloodsTravelLeisure travelSeniorsEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleAccommodationsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 20:37:38 GMTDoctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor (AP) — The brother of controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says a doctor will provide a medical update on Ford's health on Wednesday.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 16 Sep 2014 20:35:23 GMTRobbery suspects tried to make off with $15,600, Calif. (AP) — Court documents indicate the suspects in a July bank robbery in Northern California stole $15,600 before two of them and a hostage died in a shootout with police.aBusinessGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeTheftLegal proceedingsLaw and orderStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:47:06 GMTUS stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing broadly higher as investors await the results of a key meeting by the Federal Reserve.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustries, 16 Sep 2014 20:13:06 GMTEx-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case YORK (AP) — The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.aGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeVeteransPoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:13 GMTUN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEmergency managementInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsWest AfricaAfricaSenegalLiberiaGuineaGenevaUnited StatesSierra LeoneSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:49:07 GMTTheater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:30:16 GMTTomlin not worried as Steelers pile up penalties (AP) — Mike Tomlin's list of issues with the Steelers is lengthy.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 20:30:10 GMTProbe: website must boost security (AP) —, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsData privacyLegislatureTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 16 Sep 2014 21:07:45 GMTObama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control.JIM KUHNHENNaHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneDistrict of ColumbiaAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 16 Sep 2014 20:40:53 GMTLumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings about the dangers of wildfires and drought-parched forests, the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed caught the entire community off guard.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:04:26 GMTSchool bus driver killed during safety drill (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:08:49 GMTWest Coast could suffer from Match Play move (AP) — Some 20 years ago, there was a feeling that the PGA Tour didn't really get going until Florida.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsMen's golfWomen's sportsMasters Golf TournamentU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsUnited StatesAtlantaAugustaHawaiiGeorgiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:44 GMTMontana man charged with assaulting 4 women, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man assaulted four women in five instances over the past six months, causing injuries that required medical care and left one woman hospitalized for six days with a brain injury and a collapsed lung, prosecutors said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeBillingsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:11:59 GMTDA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor said Tuesday that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.sSportsCelebrityCrimeSports governanceDopingArrestsReckless endangermentGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:49:35 GMT