FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 08:26:49 -0700Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements (AP) — The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politics, 16 Sep 2014 14:42:42 GMTUS producer prices unchanged in August (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.CHRISTOPHER RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomy, 16 Sep 2014 14:04:56 GMTOhio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes (AP) — A crime victim advocate's use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati officials.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:09:35 GMTBelgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsHealthEuthanasiaCrimeDeath and dyingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 14:07:15 GMTKurdish police to get help from Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic says it will help train Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State militants.iGeneral newsCzech RepublicEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 14:10:51 GMTKansas election law looms large in US Senate race, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsLegislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLocal electionsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislationUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:03:07 GMTAnother Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleFood and drinkAccommodationsTravelAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:59:19 GMTFijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting 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, 16 Sep 2014 14:39:03 GMTJindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionEnergy industryPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsIndustriesBusinessPolitical organizations, 16 Sep 2014 14:46:35 GMTHouse panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall (AP) — The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.JOAN LOWYTOM KRISHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsAccidentsLegislatureConsumer affairsCriminal investigationsLegislature hearingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:06:30 GMTPope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianitySeniorsReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 14:35:09 GMTAP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press.iGeneral newsMiddle EastEgyptCairoAfghanistanIraqNorth AfricaAfricaCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 14:14:46 GMTNY probes short-term, high-interest secured loans, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have begun investigating short-term, high-interest loans secured by borrowers' homes or other real estate to determine if they violate state laws against predatory lending.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:12:48 GMTPolice: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 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.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsWashingtonBellinghamUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:43:59 GMTSouth Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals, Uganda (AP) — A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring more nationals.iGeneral newsNon-governmental organizationsGovernment and politicsSouth SudanUgandaEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaSudanMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:49 GMTBelfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promoted, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rival factions in Northern Ireland's unity government are accusing each other of bias after a policeman who oversaw the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was promoted to the force's second-highest post.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNorthern IrelandIrelandBelfastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 15:12:49 GMTHagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy (AP) — The nation's top military leader on Tuesday raised the possibility of U.S. advisers joining Iraqi troops as they target Islamic extremists amid concerns in a war-weary nation of greater American involvement after more than a decade of fighting.DONNA CASSATALOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestArmed forces2003-11 Iraq WarTerrorismLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseEventsUnited StatesSyriaIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 13:56:01 GMTTurkish PM: Turks are not joining IS group en mass, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new prime minister strongly rejected Western media reports that many of his fellow countrymen are swelling the ranks of the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 14:06:39 GMTDefense tries to show ex-governor did real work HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An executive for a nursing home company has testified that former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland did legitimate consulting work.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsState governmentsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:24:07 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 14:41:48 GMTUS silent on Venezuela's Security Council bid (AP) — The Obama administration is declining to say whether it will oppose Venezuela's bid to grab a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.wGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:43 GMTOfficials: Officer chases suspect who shot him, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an officer in Washington state who had been shot in the leg by a suspect got back into his patrol car and pursued the fleeing man.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:19:31 GMTGrain lower, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:05:12 GMTGeorgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school, Ga. (AP) — A man 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 crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:28:27 GMTCrews gain ground on Northern California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are gaining ground on a wildfire that raced through a far Northern California town, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersProperty damageEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessAccidentsTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:21:47 GMTGerman court lifts injunction banning Uber (AP) — A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 14:13:06 GMTWest Bank settler group boasts rapid growth (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPopulation growth and declineInternational relationsWar and unrestDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 14:14:47 GMTScientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsScienceSquidMollusksAnimalsNew ZealandOceania, 16 Sep 2014 14:49:08 GMTVerdict postponed on Saudi Shiite cleric, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday postponed issuing its verdict in a sensitive case against a popular Shiite cleric who faces charges that carry the death sentence.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsIslamReligionSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSaudi ArabiaDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:31 GMTUS stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed meeting YORK (AP) — US stocks inched higher in the first half hour of trading Tuesday after losses in technology and small-company stocks a day earlier. Investors are keeping an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that starts Tuesday.BERNARD CONDONELAINE KURTENBACHaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited KingdomEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:13 GMTHagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.DONNA CASSATALOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestArmed forcesTerrorism2003-11 Iraq WarLegislationMilitary leadershipReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseEventsUnited StatesSyriaIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:34:30 GMTUS to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.JIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesMilitary affairsLegislatureDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:59:32 GMTDominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open (AP) — Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 14:08:38 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in Danish courthouse shooting, Denmark (AP) — A 67-year-old gunman opened fire in a Copenhagen courthouse Tuesday, killing a lawyer and seriously wounding the father of his 3-year-old grandchild in connection with a custody dispute, authorities said.JAN M. OLSENiGeneral newsViolent crimeCourtsCrimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:40 GMTAfghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsEmbassiesBombingsWar and unrestWar casualtiesImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTerrorismAfghanistanPolandKabulCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 14:58:25 GMTJudge extends grand jury in Ferguson case LOUIS (AP) — A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:10:04 GMTTop seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 13:50:44 GMTSyrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists saidDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPolitical issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:35:09 GMTSelf-driving cars now need a permit in California ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:26 GMTAP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage of Afghanistan at a time of transition and turmoil.iGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaBeijingEast AsiaChinaMiddle EastSouth AsiaCairoIraqAsiaGreater ChinaEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 14:24:07 GMTPG&E officials leave posts over improper emails FRANCISCO (AP) — Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessPolitical resignationsUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:53 GMTStagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir, India (AP) — Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, and were treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus while hoping the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.AIJAZ HUSSAINKATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disastersHealthDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:11 GMTRacing wildfire engulfs homes in California town, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFire weatherFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersWeatherAccidentsTransportationMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:53:23 GMTLive Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 11 YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance — and her last one in 2012 — will be released Nov. 11.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:03:22 GMTPoverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006.wGovernment and politicsUnited States CensusCensusesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsDemographicsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 14:44:07 GMTDempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.DONNA CASSATALOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureArmed forcesTerrorismLegislationMilitary leadershipGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:05:03 GMTPolice: Progress in barracks ambush investigation say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:06 GMTSouth Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana (AP) — Human rights lawyers on Tuesday pressed South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaBotswanaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 14:41:54 GMTAP NewsAlert, Ga. (AP) — Ga. man persuaded by school bookkeeper to surrender in 2013 gun battle sentenced to 20 years.aGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 16 Sep 2014 14:16:54 GMTOligarch buys Russia's most popular social media (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.NATALIYA VASILYEVAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaMediaOnline mediaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:41 GMT