FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 03:22:16 -0700Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis YORK (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador said he expects this week's gathering of world leaders to be difficult, but asserted that the crisis over Ukraine — which he blamed on the United States — was moving toward a solution.STEVEN R. HURSTaGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBusinessRussiaUkraineUnited StatesSyriaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 08:32:00 GMTNATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle" (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaAfghanistanUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeUkraineCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 06:11:01 GMTObama confronts multiple crises at UN meetings YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marks an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:31:40 GMTPhilips to separate lighting arm into new company (AP) — Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known corporations.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:21:48 GMTSerena Williams out in 2nd round at Wuhan, China (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams is out in the second round of the new WTA event at Wuhan, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 09:41:06 GMTHamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripHebronMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 08:49:47 GMTHalep loses to Muguruza at Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Garbine Muguruza knocked second-seeded Simona Halep out of the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, coming back for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in the second round.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 08:18:33 GMTIsraeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights (AP) — Israeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights.iAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:28 GMTObama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestInternational relationsForeign policyGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment policyUnited StatesTurkeyIraqSyriaNew YorkMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaRussiaWest AfricaUkraineNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeAfrica, 23 Sep 2014 08:37:27 GMTSerena Williams out in 2nd round at Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams lost in the second round of the Wuhan Open, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year.sSportsAthlete retirementU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsWuhanChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 10:06:22 GMTRights group: Nepal conflict-era rapes unpunished, Nepal (AP) — Both government troops and communist guerrillas raped women during Nepal's decadelong insurgency but the violence has gone largely unpunished, in part because of a short time limit for reporting attacks, a human rights group said Tuesday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLegislationLegislatureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 09:13:36 GMTLos Angeles Register ends publication immediately ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register has announced that it will cease publication immediately.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsLos AngelesRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:22:39 GMTPoland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US, Poland (AP) — Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:45:39 GMTEurozone survey signals waning growth (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEuropeUnited KingdomGermanyWestern Europe, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:12 GMTJeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandLos AngelesHoustonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 23 Sep 2014 06:13:06 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 newsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 10:02:12 GMTAP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures, N.C. (AP) — A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound.GERRY BROOMEaGeneral newsVisual artsSculptureArts and entertainmentArt galleriesNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 09:04:19 GMTIndian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat DELHI (AP) — A white tiger killed a man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsAnimalsTigersAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 10:01:29 GMTDetails of mission against militants in Syria U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Some facts about the military action, as provided by U.S. Central Command:The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 09:02:27 GMTWhat's next for the Braves after firing GM Wren (AP) — For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMLB PlayoffsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:17:11 GMTRights of same-sex military spouses vary by state, N.C. (AP) — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.MICHAEL BIESECKERJULIE WATSONaGeneral newsMilitary affairsMilitary legal affairsMarriageMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesUnited StatesJacksonvilleNorth CarolinaCaliforniaSouth CarolinaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:37:46 GMTGlobal stocks off but China rebounds (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 08:09:04 GMTLawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence (AP) — A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical scandalsPolitical activismGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 09:32:00 GMTUSDA: Nebraska corn harvest progress lagging, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature.aBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 10:16:58 GMTFederal prison population drops by nearly 5,000 (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, the first decline in decades.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral news, 23 Sep 2014 10:04:54 GMTBob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter YORK (AP) — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:20:41 GMTUkraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week.Associated PressiGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 09:01:46 GMTUN says there's unprecedented demand for food aid NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program's top official said it's unprecedented that the U.N. aid agency finds itself simultaneously responding to half a dozen major crises in addition to helping the largest number of refugees in the world since World War II.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian assistanceHumanitarian crisesNon-governmental organizationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSyriaSouth SudanMiddle EastIraqCentral African RepublicNorth AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 23 Sep 2014 08:38:51 GMTNadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain (AP) — Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:10:28 GMTLessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves. The first cases of Ebola in this outbreak were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.MARIA CHENGiHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthWest AfricaUnited KingdomLiberiaAfricaGuineaSierra LeoneWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:25:45 GMTLimits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate (AP) — The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.JOSH LEDERMANJIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationCorporate taxesOwnership changesCorporate newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeCampaignsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 06:08:41 GMTMurray to avoid controversy after Scotland tweet (AP) — After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 09:53:01 GMTEuro area gets new 10-euro bill (AP) — The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit.iBusinessGeneral newsEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:44:08 GMTEx US Marine imprisoned in Iran can call home YORK (AP) — The family of a former Marine imprisoned in Iran since his arrest three years ago on spying charges said his conditions have improved and he is now allowed to call home several times a week.MARIA SANMINIATELLIaGeneral newsCrimeUnited StatesIranNew YorkFlintMichiganNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 06:00:23 GMTIndian zoo: Tiger killed man who climbed into moat DELHI (AP) — A New Delhi zoo official says a man was killed by a tiger after climbing into the moat surrounding the animal's enclosure.iGeneral newsAnimalsTigersAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 09:43:48 GMTMan stabs 5 people in northeastern Spanish city (AP) — Some 100 police officers are searching for a man who stabbed five people in the space of an hour in broad daylight in the northeastern Spanish city of Lleida.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:32:00 GMTPKK leader: Kurds should mobilize against IS, Turkey (AP) — The imprisoned leader of a Kurdish rebel group fighting Turkey has called for a mass mobilization of all Kurds against the Islamic State militant group which is fighting Kurdish forces in Syria.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 08:35:20 GMTSyria says Washington informed it before strikes, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Washington informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters and civilians on the ground.ALBERT AJIBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyCivil warsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesAccidents and disastersPolitical activismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaJordanDamascusTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:35:47 GMTGermany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanyUkraineEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 23 Sep 2014 09:47:59 GMTTogether at Asian Games, Koreas still far apart, South Korea (AP) — When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesWeightliftingGovernment and politicsEventsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 08:36:12 GMTIsrael military shoots down Syrian aircraft (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 09:20:43 GMTFrance won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping (AP) — France's prime minister says his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage.iGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingWar and unrestCrimeFranceAlgeriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 09:29:54 GMTAfghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 08:58:08 GMT28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India, India (AP) — Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersStormsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 08:34:00 GMTGiants get closer, beat Dodgers 5-2 in 13 innings ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants aren't giving up on their hopes of winning the NL West.BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 07:44:49 GMTAccused White House intruder armed in July arrest (AP) — Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House.PETE YOSTALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:59:39 GMTAP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsEnvironmental policySummitsEnvironmentClimateAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental treatiesForestsGovernment and politicsRain forestsEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational relationsInternational agreementsWildlifeLand environmentBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 06:06:56 GMTObama offers climate change help to other nations (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsSummitsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGeneral newsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational agreementsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 10:08:02 GMTBears get early breaks, hold on to beat Jets 27-19 RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears needed to claw back from a big deficit last week.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyGreen BayUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 23 Sep 2014 08:26:46 GMTPentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 09:41:57 GMT