FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 00:26:49 -0700NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 06:19:27 GMTPrescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to — probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists.MIKE STOBBEaBusinessHealthAddiction treatmentHealth statisticsDeath ratesDiagnosis and treatmentDemographicsSocial affairs, 16 Sep 2014 04:01:00 GMTRoadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 07:16:26 GMTVideo of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureHealth care reformState governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIllinoisDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 06:36:42 GMTFoles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts (AP) — With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesFootballAthlete healthProfessional footballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:16:03 GMTEminem publishers sue New Zealand political party, New Zealand (AP) — The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPolitical partiesCampaignsGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew ZealandOceania, 16 Sep 2014 05:48:48 GMTResearchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.TERENCE CHEAiGeneral newsScienceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 07:11:55 GMTUkraine village hopes for chance to rebuild, Ukraine (AP) — The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 06:23:19 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 anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsLegislatureLocal electionsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislationUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:51:01 GMTAfghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:55:39 GMTNYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbing PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:54:25 GMTPhilippines warns of possible volcanic eruption, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:25 GMTHunter, Cabrera homer in 9th; Tigers top Twins 8-6 (AP) — That large early lead was long gone for the Detroit Tigers. They saw Kansas City's comeback slowly unfolding on the out-of-town scoreboard.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMissouriKansasMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 04:48:27 GMTAP sources: US would retaliate against Assad (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsCivil warsWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 07:17:35 GMTDOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsCivil warsCrimeRadicalismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMinnesotaMinneapolisSyriaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 05:49:21 GMTProfile of gunman who ambushed troopers released killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:19:35 GMTDyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 04:01:06 GMTStreet gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsGangsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:31:13 GMTMets rookie deGrom ties K mark; Marlins win 6-5 YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom overpowered the first eight Miami hitters, and all that stood between him and sole possession of a major league record was the opposing pitcher.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:33:26 GMTQuotations in the News"Neither today, nor yesterday, nor in the previous days did Ukrainian forces shell any residential areas." — Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, commenting on fresh shelling that killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 16 Sep 2014 07:02:10 GMTDiamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2 (AP) — Mark Trumbo's bat put a dent in San Francisco's NL West hopes.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 16 Sep 2014 05:45:53 GMTNorthern California wildfire burns 100 homes, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 06:58:10 GMTXi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsMilitary occupationsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesEconomyBorder securityGovernment and politicsForeign policyWar and unrestBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment policyChinaIndiaNew DelhiPakistanShanghaiBeijingJapanEast AsiaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 06:01:23 GMTPakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwest (AP) — Pakistan's military says its warplanes have targeted three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 insurgents.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 06:22:15 GMTRapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71 ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.RYAN PEARSONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 16 Sep 2014 04:40:29 GMTTyphoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest toward Vietnam.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsEvacuationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersVietnamChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 16 Sep 2014 04:34:51 GMTConcerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAbortionAccess to health careHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth issuesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policy, 16 Sep 2014 07:14:26 GMTMom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:52:11 GMTAfghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy, Afghanistan (AP) — A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 04:07:45 GMTNJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.BRUCE SMITHpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical fundraisingPrimary electionsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 07:12:46 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 outbreaksMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 07:16:19 GMTAlibaba investors beware: History not on your side (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.PAUL WISEMANMARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsCorporate crimeEconomyGovernment regulationsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate newsCrimeCorporate governanceFraud and false statementsCorporate stockProfessional servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 07:01:09 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 troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestEmbassiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 06:36:56 GMTProgram that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.GEOFF MULVIHILLSEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeDomestic violenceLegal proceedingsCelebrityGovernment programsSports transactionsCrimeViolenceSports governanceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSports businessCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 06:23:37 GMTA look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.KHIN MAUNG WINiGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 05:58:56 GMTPhilippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.iGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 04:38:14 GMTDodgers ride 8-run inning to 11-3 win over Rockies (AP) — Pinch hitter Justin Turner ignited an eight-run sixth inning with a tiebreaking two-run double, and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Monday night.PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesColoradoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 04:36:21 GMTAsia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesScotlandJapanEast AsiaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 16 Sep 2014 03:51:40 GMTTurkey could accept Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could take in leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group who have been asked to leave Qatar.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesTurkeyMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 06:31:58 GMTTrump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleFood and drinkAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:46:03 GMTCongress scrutinizes Obama military strategy (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestArmed forcesLegislationTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 07:19:00 GMTThai police hunt for killer of 2 British tourists (AP) — Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers' residences Tuesday searching 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 05:41:21 GMTObama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa (AP) — Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa.wHealthGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMilitary and defenseWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 04:01:05 GMTWeakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 04:08:03 GMT12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar and unrestCrimeRebellions and uprisingsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsViolent crimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 03:48:48 GMTCashner lifts Padres past Phillies, 1-0 DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 05:51:01 GMTBrazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums DE JANEIRO (AP) — They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsHorsesEnvironmental concernsMammalsAnimalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentBrazilRio de JaneiroSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 04:13:22 GMTAs core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.CONNIE CASSwGovernment and politics, 16 Sep 2014 07:10:08 GMTAP NewsAlert, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO-led force in Afghanistan says 3 service members dead, 5 wounded in suicide bombing.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 05:49:49 GMTAngels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballEventsAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 06:07:07 GMT