FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:26:40 -0700Martinez gets 1st home win as Rangers beat Astroshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bfb1c2e45324d3ab4562a90b1bb0507ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Martinez pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings and Robinson Chirinos homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bfb1c2e45324d3ab4562a90b1bb0507Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:18 GMTPirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/377b48172c184a968ff571c718a3cd97ATLANTA (AP) — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/377b48172c184a968ff571c718a3cd97Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:11:17 GMTEx-Chinese planning official on trial for grafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37db55f1b7b4afd889ede7e27e21c24BEIJING (AP) — The former deputy chief of the agency in charge of steering the world's second-largest economy went on trial Wednesday accused of taking bribes, Chinese state media reported, as a campaign against official corruption intensifies.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37db55f1b7b4afd889ede7e27e21c24Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:45:33 GMTAsian stocks drift after Wall Street slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638e81bf206f4e579efae7b2f27d4e1bBANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Wednesday as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was offset by grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsChinaEuropeEast AsiaSyriaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638e81bf206f4e579efae7b2f27d4e1bWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:33:23 GMTCabrera lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over White Soxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8852cc74c8e4653956d5942f551c1b7DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Detroit Tigers to a key 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8852cc74c8e4653956d5942f551c1b7Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:54:55 GMTPatti LaBelle party wins cadet-beating suithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71c1de49fce543019d02a70cdbaee125HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71c1de49fce543019d02a70cdbaee125Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:20 GMTHorvat nets winner as Canucks top Sharks 4-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/049a02c0dce74130a48e6730f5f5e463VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat scored in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in a split-squad game Tuesday night that kicked off the preseason for both teams.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/049a02c0dce74130a48e6730f5f5e463Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:56:34 GMTLong sentences given in Miss Venezuela's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d7803baeafa406698c9ca76a7f346f0CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Three men who confessed to killing a former Miss Venezuela and her husband in a crime that shocked a nation increasingly accustomed to violence have each been sentenced to more than 20 years in jail.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d7803baeafa406698c9ca76a7f346f0Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:09:20 GMTPoor supports Brazil's president in re-electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b27b6b70aab4f189fd9b3430131936bSAO PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.STAN LEHMANiGeneral newsGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsCampaignsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b27b6b70aab4f189fd9b3430131936bWed, 24 Sep 2014 04:01:29 GMTIndia successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/208d0fcadf8c4e25a0549e2a9e888470NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationPlanetsTechnologyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/208d0fcadf8c4e25a0549e2a9e888470Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:07:31 GMTPastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ede93dbd164aad92a3dd20568b3cb6BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ede93dbd164aad92a3dd20568b3cb6Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:12:14 GMTWorld leaders meet with multiple crises on agendahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7df6b556c5e417387f9a51735d839a4UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingTerrorismGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEventsWar and unrestInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateInternational relationsSouth SudanSyriaMiddle EastCentral African RepublicUnited StatesUkraineNorth AfricaAfricaCentral AfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7df6b556c5e417387f9a51735d839a4Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:06:07 GMTBenches clear early in Giants-Dodgers gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916dc18deace4c6ab5d9f6ace1f983d1LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both benches and bullpens have emptied in a testy first inning at Dodger Stadium after San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner hit Los Angeles star Yasiel Puig in the left foot with a pitch.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/916dc18deace4c6ab5d9f6ace1f983d1Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:05:22 GMTPaul Oliver's family sues NFL over his suicidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72f429255e06494e810685e2e3960255LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesHead injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthLegal proceedingsTraumaFootballInjuriesHealthProfessional footballLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72f429255e06494e810685e2e3960255Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:23 GMTRoyals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca0be1df2993440eb550a80eff764b6bCLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca0be1df2993440eb550a80eff764b6bWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:12:58 GMTCastillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aaaa1b0c8c6444a8c4aef025c8df6caCHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.JOHN JACKSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aaaa1b0c8c6444a8c4aef025c8df6caWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:54:46 GMTRio Olympic official confident about golf planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69d111d51ac94aa2aaf49dc45c179742RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top official of the 2016 Olympics says he is confident a lawsuit against the city of Rio and a golf course developer will not stop a test event from taking place before the games.STEPHEN WADEiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsOlympic gamesLaw and orderSummer Olympic gamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69d111d51ac94aa2aaf49dc45c179742Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:08:50 GMTIndia succeeds putting spacecraft in Martian orbithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c05fcab6dd7b4546b95103c3015d50c0NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsSciencePlanetsTechnologyAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c05fcab6dd7b4546b95103c3015d50c0Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:18 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b189ea4ec1a746f9b1f188839bedaea9Today is Wednesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2014. There are 98 days left in the year. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset.The Associated PressaCrimeUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingCourtsViolent crimeGeneral newsEventsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNew York CityCaliforniaMassachusettsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b189ea4ec1a746f9b1f188839bedaea9Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:26 GMTAustralian police shoot suspected terrorist deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd5cc151e1041ad89c59a8d3c01804cCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism police officers had his passport canceled recently on national security grounds, top police officials said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaMiddle EastOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd5cc151e1041ad89c59a8d3c01804cWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:37 GMTScientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d263a59fb2d4197b7986a51ae2218a2NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbit .iGeneral newsPlanetsAstronomyScienceIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d263a59fb2d4197b7986a51ae2218a2Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:38:42 GMTBowman's late goal gives Canadiens win over Bruinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d305cea0adfe4a98b3e92982a3ddb2c7MONTREAL (AP) — Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both clubs.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d305cea0adfe4a98b3e92982a3ddb2c7Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:22 GMTHernandez hit hard, Mariners routed by Blue Jayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf4e280361042d79c5aa8c0e13c3e11TORONTO (AP) — Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Felix Hernandez for a career worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners that further dented Seattle's fading wild-card chances.IAN HARRISONsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf4e280361042d79c5aa8c0e13c3e11Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:27:50 GMTSpending on state races' ads tops US Senatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aec560233ff4cfab84c58b61a9ed425WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates running for offices in statehouses from Alaska to Florida — and their allies — have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars on television ads so far this cycle. And the bulk of the political ads are yet to come, according to a survey released Wednesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsState governmentsLegislatureThink tanksPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aec560233ff4cfab84c58b61a9ed425Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:03:11 GMTSabres' G Enroth blanks Hurricanes 2-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a78db8a4ae644e9594b3b8dcf2566578BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 shots, and Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both had a goal and assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-0 preseason win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.JOHN WAWROWsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a78db8a4ae644e9594b3b8dcf2566578Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:57 GMTYoungster Nylander scores in Maple Leafs' winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6ace90b278492e839b1f56787f67feTORONTO (AP) — William Nylander scored in the final minute to cap off the Toronto Maple Leafs' 4-0 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef6ace90b278492e839b1f56787f67feWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:31:26 GMTObama gets boost for coalition-building effortshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caac163bca99446facb854a777f33cdcNEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes in Syria has shifted the tenor of his three-day diplomatic mission at the United Nations, allowing him to use the unexpected cooperation to mobilize reluctant other nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseTurkeyUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaSaudi ArabiaNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caac163bca99446facb854a777f33cdcWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:34 GMTSpan exits in 3rd but Nationals beat Mets 4-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cebeb43a58374dcd89a2aeff048083d3WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsBaseballDivingAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsAquaticsDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cebeb43a58374dcd89a2aeff048083d3Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:33:34 GMTEx-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle's staffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd9c72a1d904a24824cad7153293958HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd9c72a1d904a24824cad7153293958Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:10:08 GMTRoyals roll on, beat Indians 7-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de2e4e5ee1b41f295a524d0e6131673CLEVELAND (AP) — With another win, the Royals stepped closer to history and a playoff berth.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de2e4e5ee1b41f295a524d0e6131673Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:17:21 GMTSuspect charged in case of missing UVa studenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf75085fa2e74bfe8f51d33ba780338cCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf75085fa2e74bfe8f51d33ba780338cWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:05:07 GMTCueto wins 19th, Reds beat Brewers 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176ea2ce45be4cc58ece4a59e2c3488cCINCINNATI (AP) — With another dominating performance, Johnny Cueto kept his hopes of a 20-win season in play.JOE KAYsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176ea2ce45be4cc58ece4a59e2c3488cWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:40 GMTGibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af91fbce3004499392c3f34d3ebf5c58MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af91fbce3004499392c3f34d3ebf5c58Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:58 GMTCruz hits 40th, Orioles hold off Jeter, Yanks 5-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50948824c024490bb957e3a3e77005bcNEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the Baltimore Orioles pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night.BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50948824c024490bb957e3a3e77005bcWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:43:35 GMTOfficial: Hospital could have prevented TB panichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bb696c432434d768dad1938734c21c8EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said Tuesday that her symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested for the infectious lung disease.JUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesChild and teen healthDiseases and conditionsGovernment-funded health insuranceLung diseaseGovernment programsGovernment and politicsTexasEl PasoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bb696c432434d768dad1938734c21c8Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:51:46 GMTDenver area students walk out of school in protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c1f44f8ab7149beae033d09e9edcc73ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.COLLEEN SLEVINP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationHigher educationSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c1f44f8ab7149beae033d09e9edcc73Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:42:09 GMTLightning's Marchessault scores 2 in 3rd periodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b810cd3ba514bd698b5046890dc6274TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b810cd3ba514bd698b5046890dc6274Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:54:11 GMTVenezuelan president follows Chavez's NY footstepshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1559836bb18a4a23bf455dc1cd526a54NEW YORK (AP) — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple.HANNAH DREIERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEventsInternational relationsVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaNew YorkNew York CityBronxLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1559836bb18a4a23bf455dc1cd526a54Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:51 GMT5 things to know about spending on state raceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca30baaa21514674a2eef69c53bafb74WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians seeking state-level offices and their allies have spent more on television ads than their peers fighting for control of the U.S. Senate, a remarkable fact highlighted in a Center for Public Integrity report released Wednesday. Five things to know about spending on state races:pGovernment and politicsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsState governmentsFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca30baaa21514674a2eef69c53bafb74Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:05:29 GMTRays strike late in 6-2 win at Bostonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e59302adb53b43ee916ef7b093bc36b5BOSTON (AP) — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e59302adb53b43ee916ef7b093bc36b5Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:37:15 GMTSamsung to launch new phone in China before Applehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6a6d300d67241ebbe2f0c0242b339ecSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6a6d300d67241ebbe2f0c0242b339ecWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:56:46 GMTPorts mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9e287248b724177a9c002076425b53dLOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down for most of the day because of worries about unhealthy smoke.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresPrimary and secondary educationAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9e287248b724177a9c002076425b53dWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:30:50 GMT2 wounded in central Florida mall shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e01b32516f2477b94bdfdf0893df890KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two people were wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall Tuesday, and police were trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected, authorities said.MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsAccidentsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e01b32516f2477b94bdfdf0893df890Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:30 GMTLife term for China scholar chills ethnic dialoguehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffcd386541174bc187f4e6d9af3cffbcBEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could end up radicalizing minority groups already resentful of central government rule, scholars and analysts said.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffcd386541174bc187f4e6d9af3cffbcWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:35:27 GMTMars missions: Successes and failureshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9fd6362dcd4f9aba87fac1af79b547NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.iGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f9fd6362dcd4f9aba87fac1af79b547Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:32:31 GMTAnti-addiction groups call for new FDA chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca197ef588a2480a864e5aa3727bee33WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsLegislatureEpidemicsDrug addictionDiseases and conditionsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca197ef588a2480a864e5aa3727bee33Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:03:35 GMTSolo asserts her innocence in online posthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7de8d3cd7b94d2c90c63b2d36a71c1bU.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is again asserting her innocence in a domestic violence assault case that she faces in Washington state.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsWomen's sportsInternational soccerWomen's soccerSoccerCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7de8d3cd7b94d2c90c63b2d36a71c1bWed, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:27 GMTIndia puts spacecraft into Martian orbithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea5efac1c684c0587d01431d73a592eNEW DELHI (AP) — India has triumphed in its first interplanetary attempt by successfully putting a satellite into orbit around Mars.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsSciencePlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea5efac1c684c0587d01431d73a592eWed, 24 Sep 2014 02:43:00 GMTScholar behind anti-Obama film gets probationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f18d6f5d8a624d69b5d96d2fdb312745NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsCrimeMoviesLaw and orderCampaignsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f18d6f5d8a624d69b5d96d2fdb312745Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:58:03 GMTToews' OT goal gives Blackhawks win over Red Wingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc541942d3f54f14ad1f4e16f53b38c8CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews deflected in defenseman Duncan Keith's shot from the left point 3:01 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc541942d3f54f14ad1f4e16f53b38c8Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:42:44 GMT