FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 18:28:22 -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 investigationsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityHigher educationCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:03:06 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 groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislature hearingsTerrorismLegislationGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:39:16 GMTAtlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.Associated PressaGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesMoonsAstronomyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:50 GMTFIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsIslamReligionSports governanceWomen's sportsSikhismBasketballSocial affairs, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:43 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 00:39:29 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, 16 Sep 2014 23:08:10 GMTNFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension (AP) — NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:52 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.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsLocal electionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureInternational relationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:22:40 GMTAtlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSports transactionsSports team ownership changesMunicipal governmentsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:08:39 GMTTeen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeKansas CityIndependenceMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:08:07 GMTThai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesViolent crimeCrimeEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 23:38:37 GMTRetired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit (AP) — A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives breached a 2007 settlement that resolved the agent's complaint that the agency didn't properly investigate threats made against him after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArsonFiresLaw and orderCrimeAccidents and disastersPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:13:48 GMTObama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time? (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.LAURAN NEERGAARDJIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsLegislatureRegional cooperationDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaDistrict of ColumbiaSierra LeoneNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:11:01 GMTUkraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislatureCrimeCease firesEconomyPolitical and civil unrestBusinessUkraineCrimeaMoscowKievEuropeMinskDonetskRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeBelarusNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:04:35 GMTJewel releases free song to support public housing ANGELES (AP) — Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 17 Sep 2014 01:05:53 GMTSusan West advances in US Senior Women's Amateur, N.J. (AP) — Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolfCanadaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:06:40 GMTBan: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGuineaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:38 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, 17 Sep 2014 00:45:09 GMTExperts writing book on Islamic State group YORK (AP) — Two leading authorities on terrorism, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, are collaborating on a book about the Islamic State group.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 16 Sep 2014 23:30:58 GMTAttorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet (AP) — An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy.JUAN A. LOZANOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:44 GMTJudge OKs NYC taxi-access deal for disabled people YORK (AP) — Citing a historic baseball moment, a federal judge has formally approved a deal making at least half of New York City's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020.aGeneral newsDisability sportsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareSportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:12:42 GMTCongress approves inflation increase for veterans (AP) — Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday.wGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureGovernment pensions and social securityLegislationEconomyMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment business and financeBusinessPricesUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:59:36 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 crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:33:11 GMTLeBron banner could rise again in Cleveland (AP) — A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:25 GMTJackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.aGeneral newsSportsDomestic violenceAfrican-AmericansViolenceSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 01:14:29 GMTSurvey finds skepticism about trade's benefits (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.PAUL WISEMANfBusinessInternational tradePublic opinionInternational agreementsLabor economyEconomySocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:26 GMTDoctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.ED WHITEaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCancerCrimeLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:58:28 GMTPenn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award (AP) — Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.aBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersSocial diversityNews mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsJournalism, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:44 GMTMan pleads guilty to shipping equipment to Syria, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria.aGeneral newsInternational tradeLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomyBusinessLaw and orderScrantonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:16:10 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, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:26 GMTUS senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessGovernment programsLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesBillingsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:50:05 GMTAaron Hernandez: I felt helpless to refuse police RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said in a court filing released Tuesday that he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing questioned him during a warranted search at his home.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBostonFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:17:47 GMTIowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slaying CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible.RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderIowaIowa CityOttumwaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:09:52 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 00:05:14 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 00:44:10 GMTHouse passes bills highlighting IRS controversy (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsLegislationUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:12:29 GMTUN leader begins term during period of 'tumult' NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaWest AfricaEast AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 23:02:31 GMTVenezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule.JORGE RUEDAJOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesBogotaVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 00:46:33 GMTClergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early (AP) — A group of religious leaders on Tuesday asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:10:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 17 Sep 2014 01:06:08 GMTCops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home, Mass. (AP) — Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.aGeneral newsCrimeDogsMammalsAnimalsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:33:19 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 sportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:17:47 GMTJames unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.ANNE M. PETERSONfBusinessSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:46:00 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 newsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 01:16:51 GMTNYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor YORK (AP) — The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsSeptember 11 attacksEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:58:57 GMTPolice: No past reason to enter squalid home, Mass. (AP) — Police say they responded to several calls in recent years from the Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:54:46 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 have disrupted another government meeting.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:03:13 GMTMiley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.STEVEN DUBOISfBusinessArts and entertainmentSmall businessMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:03:52 GMTFARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsPoliceWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 23:04:13 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 is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderRochesterSyriaUnited StatesNew YorkMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 00:45:09 GMT