FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 22:32:51 -0700Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates (AP) — Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:34:34 GMTBrewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals' three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:29:01 GMTAP 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 investigationsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityHigher educationCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:54:16 GMTS. Korea detain 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 the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 02:57:27 GMTCriticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipProfessional footballFootballSports businessCrimes against childrenCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:40:58 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 politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsLegislatureArmed forcesLegislature hearingsTerrorismLegislationGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:52:50 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 GMTTwins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:12:59 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 GMTMinneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment programsLugeWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisSt. PaulUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:52 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 GMTBraves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.PAUL NEWBERRYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:56:26 GMTNats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title (AP) — The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:24:12 GMTQuestions, answers about Senate race in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot. The legal dispute has national implications for the GOP drive to take the majority in the Senate.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsLocal electionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureInternational relationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:33:59 GMTLava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lot, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.aGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:37:58 GMTBrazil election may change diplomatic direction PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeInternational tradeInternational agreementsBrazilVenezuelaSouth AmericaCubaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSao PauloCaribbeanNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:02:03 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 GMTOrioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays (AP) — Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 17 Sep 2014 03:30:18 GMTWeakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.PETER ORSIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersTravelEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 04:04:12 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.The Associated PressaWorld War IICrimeEventsViolent crimeGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryGermanyUnited StatesSan FranciscoRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaCaliforniaEastern Europe, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:06 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 in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:52:12 GMTArrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8th (AP) — Jake Arrieta has given up a double to Brandon Phillips with one out in the eighth inning, Cincinnati's first hit off the Chicago Cubs pitcher.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:40:21 GMTFedEx Cup winner Horschel's wife gives birth BEACH, Fla. (AP) — FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife gave birth to their first child Tuesday night, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's sportsMen's golfGolfFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:34:52 GMTUS organizing summit on UN peacekeeping next week NATIONS (AP) — The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsSummitsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseRwandaUnited StatesJapanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 02:58:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: Citizen patrols help police in Bolivia ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — The women and men march in formation across a local school yard on weekends, training as citizen volunteers in this city's fight against crime.iGeneral newsBoliviaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 04:01:08 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 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 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, 17 Sep 2014 02:50:33 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 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 GMTAsian stocks higher on China stimulus reports LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesMalaysiaEast AsiaChinaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:30:23 GMTRockies end 7-game skid with 10-4 win over Dodgers (AP) — Corey Dickerson homered, tripled and drove in four runs, Tyler Matzek pitched into the sixth inning by getting out of several tight spots, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a seven-game skid with a 10-4 win over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 17 Sep 2014 03:59:53 GMTMexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens 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 travelEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleAccommodationsMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 02:58:29 GMTGinsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:25:57 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 was set to go on trial Wednesday on separatism charges in the far western region of Xinjiang.iGeneral newsRace and ethnicityIslamLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 05:06:11 GMTKluber strikes out 14, Indians top Astros 4-2 (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:52:55 GMTArrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds (AP) — Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.JACK CASSIDYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:16:23 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 GMTMorton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0 (AP) — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 04:27:54 GMTDempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says 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.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsIraqFranceParisUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 05:28:28 GMTCloninger reaches US Senior Amateur quarterfinals BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Cloninger advanced to the U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinals Tuesday, beating qualifying medalist Alan Fadel and David Szewczul at Big Canyon.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfCaliforniaGeorgiaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:52:57 GMTUnion appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.DAVID GINSBURGaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceWomen's sportsFeminismSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 03:04:59 GMTAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.iGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthAustraliaWest AfricaSierra LeoneOceaniaAfrica, 17 Sep 2014 04:22:41 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 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 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 the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 03:39:06 GMTFerguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimeArrestsLegal proceedingsLocal electionsState legislatureLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 02:54:35 GMTMan accused of trying to aid Islamic State group, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeIntelligence agenciesArrestsWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderRochesterSyriaUnited StatesNew YorkNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 04:11:24 GMTRays beat Yankees 6-1 as Jeter gets hit PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week.MARK DIDTLERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Sep 2014 03:18:47 GMT