FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Sep 2016 10:35:43 -07:00Azerbaijan holds referendum on presidential term extension, 26 Sep 2016 17:12:31 GMTBAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Amid international criticism, Azerbaijanis held a referendum Monday on proposed constitutional changes that would extend the presidential term and powers in the ex-Soviet nation.'s president calls for unity after migrant boat tragedy, 26 Sep 2016 16:29:15 GMTROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with the government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off Egypt's coast, drowning at least 170 people.'s president defends military's economic role, 26 Sep 2016 16:55:14 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Monday rejected criticism that the military's growing economic involvement was distracting it from its core duties, an issue that recently moved center stage when the armed forces said it would intervene to end shortages of baby formula. releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June, 26 Sep 2016 16:51:23 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services. shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:53 GMTMOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. Latest: IMF chief: Colombia peace 'extremely positive', 26 Sep 2016 17:05:25 GMTCARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local): bridge case witness: 'Traffic problems' email no joke, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:25 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case testified Monday that he interpreted an email from one of the defendants that it was "time for some traffic problems" as an order to put a political revenge plot into action and that he immediately told Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager. Latest: Rescued boater couldn't find mom when boat sank, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:02 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on one of two boaters who was found alive after being missing for a week: Latest: Backers of Colombia's Uribe protest peace deal, 26 Sep 2016 16:20:44 GMTCARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local): Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests, 26 Sep 2016 16:32:03 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church is criticizing what it considers a campaign to smear three murdered priests by suggesting they were involved in questionable behavior.'s unions rail against powerful new privatization fund, 26 Sep 2016 16:56:55 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek labor unions are organizing strikes and protests against a plan to place major state assets under the control of a new privatization fund that will be headed by bailout creditors. Portugal's Guterres tops fifth poll for UN chief, 26 Sep 2016 16:45:34 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres kept his spot as the first choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, and was the only candidate to get the minimum nine required "yes" votes in the Security Council's fifth informal poll on Monday, U.N. diplomats said. Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future. Gov. Rowland reports to prison for a 2nd time, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:55 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has reported to a federal prison in New York to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for campaign fraud. boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead, 26 Sep 2016 17:14:53 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man whose fishing boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his mother remained missing and was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday. to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict, 26 Sep 2016 16:57:10 GMTCARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia takes a big step Monday toward emerging from its decades-long nightmare of bloody violence when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four years of negotiations. to Arnold Palmer's death on Sunday, 26 Sep 2016 16:44:17 GMTReaction to the death of golf great Arnold Palmer on Sunday at age 87 in Pittsburgh: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill, 26 Sep 2016 17:07:42 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs. group says Pakistan's police commit widespread abuse, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:30 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday that Pakistan's corrupt and ill-equipped police system encouraged serious rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, torture and "encounter killings," in which police stage shootouts to kill individuals in custody. finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree, 26 Sep 2016 16:35:40 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who's right? And is baby powder safe? remembers Palmer's 'dashing style' & 'knowing smile', 26 Sep 2016 16:25:58 GMTST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Gary Player remembers the many traits of Arnold Palmer: A fiercely competitive golfer who had a "slashing, dashing" style and didn't know when he was beaten. worker accused of selling customer phone records, 26 Sep 2016 16:34:57 GMTATLANTA (AP) — A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator, federal prosecutors said. PHOTOS: These animals are more than meets the eye, 26 Sep 2016 17:06:50 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — An elephant? Look again. Artist Johannes Stoetter paints on human bodies to create images of endangered and other animals. He unveiled his elephant painting Monday at a global wildlife conference. The plight of Africa's elephants is a key issue at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, which goes through Oct. 5. Also unveiled was an elephant sculpture by Daniel Jansen van Vuuren. Wildlife groups say poachers kill up to 30,000 elephants across the continent each year in pursuit of ivory. Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are pushing to sell their ivory stockpiles for millions of dollars, but they are opposed by about 30 African nations that want to tighten an international ban on the ivory trade. king reduces salaries, perks for senior officials, 26 Sep 2016 16:36:38 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman is reducing the salaries and benefits of senior government officials as lower oil prices continue to pinch the kingdom's economy. who see animals in hot cars can break a window, 26 Sep 2016 17:04:18 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown. 6 slain in Pacific coast resort city of Mazatlan, 26 Sep 2016 16:59:19 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found the bound, asphyxiated bodies of five men and a woman in the Pacific coast resort city of Mazatlan. orders Kansas official to appear for contempt hearing, 26 Sep 2016 17:28:34 GMTWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt for failing to comply with an injunction requiring him to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents. PLAYS: Lots of offense means breakout performers, 26 Sep 2016 17:02:03 GMTWeek 3 of the NFL season offered a nice break from the injury-ravaged first two weeks. While some stars were banged up, Sunday's action was marked by big performances, lots of offense, and a healthy dose of inflated fantasy scores. Latest: Kaine highlights helping those with disabilities, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): Latest: Witness: Bridge defendants OK'd gridlock plan, 26 Sep 2016 16:21:15 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest in the trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane closing case (all times local): Latest: Crews battling California fire brace for hot day, 26 Sep 2016 16:55:11 GMTCLOVERDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfire burning north of San Francisco (all times local): Latest: Residents: Houston shooting lasted about an hour, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:39 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local): of friends piloted planes that crashed in NY, killing 3, 26 Sep 2016 16:58:59 GMTNORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two small airplanes that collided and crashed in western New York were piloted by friends who'd taken off with four other planes for their usual weekend outing.'s Timberline Trail reopens after upgrades, 26 Sep 2016 17:19:38 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — An iconic pathway around Oregon's tallest mountain has fully reopened to the public. IT MATTERS: Jobs, 26 Sep 2016 17:25:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.'s 'Born to Run' takes readers on riveting ride, 26 Sep 2016 16:53:42 GMT"Born to Run" (Simon & Schuster), by Bruce Springsteen buses headed for NYC crash in Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 44, 26 Sep 2016 16:55:21 GMTWEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A bus driver has been ticketed for an unsafe lane change after two New Jersey Transit buses headed to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 44 people. Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate, 26 Sep 2016 17:27:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt. Man stabbed after cutting in pizza line, 26 Sep 2016 16:24:36 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a man stabbed a person who cut in line at a pizza restaurant. Johnson: Britain to continue support Turkey's EU bid, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:54 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Britain will continue to support Turkey's bid to join the European Union even after Britain itself leaves the bloc, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday. shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead, 26 Sep 2016 17:05:35 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris. owner, 2 firms face visa fraud charges, 26 Sep 2016 16:29:50 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Monday the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Latest: Bahrain criticizes US anti-terror bill, 26 Sep 2016 17:18:36 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):'A lot of pain' _ Marlins cope with Fernandez's death, 26 Sep 2016 17:18:21 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez made his major league debut against the New York Mets in 2013 and was scheduled to face them again Monday night. Russell Wilson has MCL sprain, but "feeling great", 26 Sep 2016 17:02:21 GMTRENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee. Bashir returning to BBC as religion correspondent, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:03 GMTLONDON (AP) — The BBC says journalist Martin Bashir is rejoining the broadcaster as religion correspondent after many years in the United States. on rape case: 'I feel like I didn't do anything wrong', 26 Sep 2016 17:08:36 GMTWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Derrick Rose says he isn't worried about a rape trial that is to start next week because he feels he "didn't do anything wrong." hurt in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:33 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris. trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely, 26 Sep 2016 16:47:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.