FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 04:39:44 -0700World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votes, South Korea (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Thursday as Scotland voted in an independence referendum that could shake the U.K. economy and markets. Sentiment was underpinned by the Federal Reserve's signal it is not rushing to raise interest rates.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsReferendumsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsElectionsGovernment and politicsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 18 Sep 2014 09:49:26 GMTIowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.THOMAS BEAUMONTCATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:19:57 GMTJury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPublic healthHealthPoisoningDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAlbanyUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:52 GMTA guide to Scotland as it votes on independence, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland are deciding Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowLondonEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 10:26:37 GMTNigeria: death toll in building collapse is 80, Nigeria (AP) — An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex has risen to 80.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersAccidentsNigeriaLagosSouth AfricaWest AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 18 Sep 2014 09:58:10 GMTPolice trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaScrantonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 11:22:55 GMTThai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized Thursday for suggesting that foreigners visiting the country's world-famous beaches might be unsafe wearing bikinis in the wake of the killing of two British tourists this week.iGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 11:20:13 GMTIndia, China vow cooperation as troops face off DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border on Thursday as the countries' leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment in India's infrastructure.NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsMilitary occupationsTerritorial disputesEconomyBuddhismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsChinaIndiaNew DelhiKashmirTibetSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 11:15:56 GMTNew central bank stimulus launched for eurozone, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more — but low demand for its super-cheap money shows the difficulty it faces in trying to revive a stalling economy.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment financeEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 10:49:33 GMTIndia, China leaders to discuss trade, investment DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for the world as he and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi began talks Thursday to deepen cooperation through investment and trade.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsInternational tradeBuddhismEconomyBusinessReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIndiaChinaNew DelhiTibetSouth AsiaBeijingAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 18 Sep 2014 07:52:20 GMTGroup says 3 million Syrian children not in school (AP) — An international aid group says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:26:24 GMTSyrian air force attacks IS-held northern town (AP) — Activists say Syrian government helicopter gunships have attacked a northern town held by Muslim militants, killing at least a dozen people and wounding dozens more.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 08:43:01 GMTHyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam district, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered more than $10 billion for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 08:40:13 GMTBreivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsNorwayOsloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 11:13:37 GMTMore videos show missing Virginia student, others, Va. (AP) — Police say they've reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing a missing University of Virginia student and others walking the night she disappeared.aGeneral newsMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 11:06:10 GMTBritish Muslims plead for hostage under threat (AP) — British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria.GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsHostage situationsIslamReligionSocial affairsUnited KingdomSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 10:46:06 GMTAustralian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot (AP) — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 11:02:42 GMTKirilenko rallies to make Korea Open quarterfinals, South Korea (AP) — Maria Kirilenko took another step in her comeback from injury by beating third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.sSportsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 10:56:55 GMTAPNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyNuclear weaponsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:18:44 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:42 GMTMurray signals backing for Scottish independence (AP) — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray changed course Thursday and signaled his support for Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote.STEPHEN WILSONsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsSocial mediaSummer Olympic gamesEventsOnline mediaMediaOlympic gamesUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 09:41:36 GMTObama, Ukraine president to meet at White House (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureEconomyBusinessUkraineRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:17:07 GMTVietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced four policemen to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in an unusually harsh punishment for police brutality.iGeneral newsPolicePolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceCorrectional systemsVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 10:44:54 GMTAlibaba symbol of China's new tech giants (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockEntrepreneurshipIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsCareersChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 10:04:06 GMTQuotations in the News"This is the best of a long list of bad options." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:14 GMTAustralian police detain 15 to prevent attack plot (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 08:20:45 GMTScots decide whether to declare independence, Scotland (AP) — The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 10:32:54 GMTUS to train veterans to install solar panels (AP) — The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsAir qualityUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:36 GMTUN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsInternational incidentsCivil warsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:30:56 GMTPolice step up security in Los Cabos after Odile JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.ALBA MORA ROCAVICTOR CAIVANOiGeneral newsWeatherMexicoUnited StatesArizonaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 10:24:04 GMTPolice: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis, Mo. (AP) — County police officers shot and killed a man after he 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 11:15:21 GMTCompanies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.JOHN HEILPRINfBusinessHiring and recruitmentPersonnelEurope, 18 Sep 2014 09:43:28 GMTBayer to split off polymer division with IPO (AP) — German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG says it plans a separate stock listing for its polymer division.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 10:51:22 GMTRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southern Arizona, but it appeared to spare Tucson on Wednesday night.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:07 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels fighting in Sanaa suburb, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say Shiite rebels have reached a suburb of Yemen's capital where they are fighting Sunni militias and besieging a university run by one of the nation's best known Sunni radicals.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 09:37:06 GMTNearly 3 million Syrian children not in school (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said Thursday.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:49:19 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 orderArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:35 GMTWorld leaders to appear at NYC's Citizen Festival YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorwayNew York CityBangladeshNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 10:31:05 GMTInt'l monitors endorse Fiji election as credible, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties said they would not accept what appeared to be a decisive win for the South Pacific country's military ruler.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsPolitical endorsementsVotingElectionsGovernment and politicsFijiSuvaNew ZealandOceania, 18 Sep 2014 08:08:39 GMTSenate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels (AP) — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week — giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants.ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLegislationMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaMiddle EastIowaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:15:38 GMTColumn: Time for Goodell to really say something Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsSports facility constructionCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:03:16 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trial, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang region from China.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsArrestsWar and unrestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 07:46:01 GMTUkraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire, Ukraine (AP) — The city council in Donetsk says no deaths were reported in fighting overnight, one of the quietest nights recently in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsFiresCease firesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 11:13:19 GMTUK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient (AP) — A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight off the virus.MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsLocal governmentsInfectious diseasesPublic healthGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 11:27:24 GMTPolls open in historic Scottish independence vote, Scotland (AP) — Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 08:16:16 GMTEven seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shouting police blocking them from speaking to reporters or entering the temple as a group.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 07:27:29 GMTUK nurse who survived Ebola flies to US to help (AP) — Britain's Foreign Office says a nurse who recovered from Ebola has traveled to the U.S. to donate blood to an American patient who is fighting the disease.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 09:56:37 GMTHouse Democrats' campaign arm still has $55M saved (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent heavily last month but still has almost $55 million left in the bank for an uphill fight against the Republican majority, party officials said Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesCampaignsPolitical organizations, 18 Sep 2014 10:03:39 GMTSenate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:44 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 newsHealthExerciseMusicDiet and exerciseLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 07:33:30 GMT