FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 08:41:00 -0700Ukrainian president asks US for military aid (AP) — The president of Ukraine is asking the U.S. to give his soldiers lethal military equipment in its battle against Russian-backed separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:55:29 GMTMassachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeCelebrityLaw and orderMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:57 GMTStocks creep higher after jobless claims drop YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates.MATTHEW CRAFTYOUKYUNG LEEaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomic outlookEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsUnemployment insuranceLabor economyFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandSouth KoreaNew YorkUnited StatesEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:31 GMTIndia, China vow cooperation as troops face off DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off at their countries' unmarked border in the Himalayas on Thursday as their leaders were promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure at a rare meeting.NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsMilitary occupationsTerritorial disputesEconomyBuddhismWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsChinaIndiaNew DelhiKashmirTibetSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 14:31:01 GMTJury hears arguments in terror finance trial YORK (AP) — Executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead, a lawyer said Thursday in closing arguments at a U.S. civil trial.TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCorporate newsLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:38:59 GMTMore videos show missing Va. student, male walking, Va. (AP) — Police said Thursday they are seeking to talk to a male who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.aGeneral newsMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:08:30 GMTAlbania central bank chief fired amid fraud case, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing.iBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsFinancial servicesIndustriesCrimeAlbaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 15:01:27 GMTChurch school fires coach tied to beating of gays (AP) — Church officials have fired an assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten.aGeneral newsSocial mediaGays and lesbiansSchool athleticsOnline mediaMediaEducationSocial affairsPrimary and secondary educationViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesReligious issuesReligionChristianityPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:38:24 GMTSierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentLocal governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaMonroviaSenegalUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:44 GMTTrial opens for Detroit cop who killed girl (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a Detroit police officer flunked his training when he fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010.ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:46 GMTFrance to provide air support in Iraq (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he's agreed to Iraq's request for air support against Islamic State fighters who've captured swathes of the country.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 15:32:36 GMTAustralian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot (AP) — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:23 GMTAP Sources: US offers Ukraine $46M in security aid (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce $46 million in new security assistance for the Ukrainian military, including equipment to help detect incoming artillery fire. But he will stop short of fulfilling Ukraine's request for lethal aid to help in the fight against Russian-backed separatists.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:04:34 GMTFrench president agrees to Iraqi request for air support against Islamic State group (AP) — French president agrees to Iraqi request for air support against Islamic State group .iGeneral newsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 15:28:49 GMT'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentCentral AsiaAsiaBozemanMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:46:58 GMTAP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' No. 2 leader says the Islamic militant group does not want another war with Israel but suggests more fighting is inevitable unless Israel ends its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 15:38:43 GMTAP Sources: US gives Ukraine $46M in security aid (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce $46 million in new security assistance for the Ukrainian military, including equipment to detect incoming artillery fire.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:34 GMTChile arrests 3 suspects in subway bomb attack, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades.LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsTransportationBombingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderSantiagoChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 14:34:28 GMTJudge to pick Tsarnaev trial venue based on papers (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:46 GMTPuerto Rico singer Don Omar faces abuse charges JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:04 GMTWal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsPersonnelCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 18 Sep 2014 15:02:31 GMTTropical storm spares Arizona's metro areas, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southeastern Arizona but spared the state's major metro areas.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersArizonaTucsonMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 14:33:17 GMTJudge won't say if he'll resign over assault case, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.aGeneral newsPolitical resignationsArrestsNational courtsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:34:45 GMTGrain lower, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:58:34 GMTAverage US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.wBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estate, 18 Sep 2014 14:51:26 GMTScots decide whether to declare independence, Scotland (AP) — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 14:35:42 GMTKerry, Afghan candidate discuss vote impasse, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ratcheted up the pressure on Afghanistan's rival presidential contenders to reach a compromise on a national unity government, reminding them that Washington and the international community will withdraw financial support if they fail to strike a deal, a campaign official said Thursday.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsInternational agreementsCabinet appointments and nominationsCampaignsGovernment and politicsElection recountsInternational relationsVotingElectionsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:22:53 GMTPolice: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis, Mo. (AP) — County police officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them during a chase in suburban St. Louis, less than five miles from the site of the August shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson officer that sparked weeks of unrest.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:58:40 GMTClosing arguments set in Rowland trial HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has begun instructing jurors on how to deliberate the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland in advance of closing arguments in his federal conspiracy trial.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:08:40 GMTTexas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding, Texas (AP) — Searchers are trying to find a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who has been missing since she reported her patrol vehicle was swamped during storm-related flooding.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsAccidents and disastersMissing personsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:37:36 GMTUS: Syrian rebel training may start in 3 months (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take at least three months to begin to train and arm moderate Syrian rebel forces.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsFranceSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:10 GMTBill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey are unveiling legislation aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims.FREDERIC J. FROMMERwGeneral newsRace and ethnicityLegislationAfrican-AmericansGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislature, 18 Sep 2014 15:28:04 GMTCardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.BOB BAUMaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeArrestsViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:03 GMTAlibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world. YORK (AP) — Amazon and eBay should watch their backs.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaUnited StatesHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:45:26 GMTWozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:12 GMTFed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.PAUL WISEMANMARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyLabor economyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:36:59 GMTCouple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society.PETER JACKSONaGeneral newsComputer crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSunburyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:09:47 GMTWhaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWhalesInternational lawAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMammalsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJapanSloveniaAntarctic OceanEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 14:55:05 GMTPolice: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.aOdditiesCrimeGeneral newsButlerPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:04 GMTPolice: Lonely man made repeated 911 calls CITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.aOdditiesCrimeGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:47:15 GMTHorse power gains favor among small-scale farmers, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:35:03 GMTMTV to air documentary about transgender youths YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGender issuesDocumentariesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 18 Sep 2014 15:10:23 GMTSouth African parliament hosts another ruckus (AP) — A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So he raised his middle finger in a gesture widely recognized as obscene.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:45 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trial, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China on Thursday that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his native Xinjiang, according to his lawyer.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsLegal proceedingsEmbassiesArrestsIslamWar and unrestCrimeLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 15:04:13 GMTUkraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's cease-fire appears largely to be holding, with one killing reported in the last two days in Donetsk, one of the hardest-hit cities in the conflict, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLocal governmentsLegislationLegislatureUkraineDonetskRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:12:53 GMTNorth Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesWomen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesArtistic gymnasticsEventsGymnasticsWomen's gymnasticsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:19 GMTMulti-state fishing group wants tougher laws, Maine (AP) — Regional fishing associations are uniting in an attempt to strengthen the laws that govern fisheries in federal waters.aBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:37 GMTTrial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a Detroit police officer was criminally negligent when he fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010.ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 15:03:13 GMTSenate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State group militants is halfway home, after approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say it's expected to pass handily.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 14:39:23 GMTDance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaGeneral newsLifestyleSportsExerciseMusicDiet and exerciseEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 14:28:55 GMT