FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Sep 2014 02:47:30 -0700Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseLaw and orderCrimeAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastCanberraIraqOceania, 19 Sep 2014 08:34:09 GMTAP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now (AP) — Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision of Islam.MAYA ALLERUZZOiGeneral newsEgyptIraqMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 07:08:20 GMTInvestors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom shored up British stocks on Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyPublic opinionCurrency marketsGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsSocial affairsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:29 GMTCar bomb attack kills 8 people in Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a car bomb blast near a Shiite mosque has killed eight people in Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 09:32:42 GMTPound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped and world stocks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandTokyoJapanEast AsiaHong KongAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater ChinaOceania, 19 Sep 2014 09:08:27 GMTNepal clears Indian firm to build power plant, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government has endorsed plans for Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydro power plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment, officials said Friday.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy industryUtilitiesIndustriesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesNepalIndiaSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 19 Sep 2014 07:45:27 GMTRadek Sikorski replaced as Polish foreign minister, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister-designate has named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been a forceful voice internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 08:18:20 GMTNigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost (AP) — Nigeria's emergency agency says lives were lost as church officials prevented workers from rescuing victims at the scene of a collapsed building in Lagos.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsNigeriaSouth AfricaWest AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 19 Sep 2014 08:18:06 GMTNo. 5 Auburn logs early-season statement win, Kan. (AP) — In the brave new world of college football playoffs, a non-conference win over a ranked team — on the road, no less — could certainly pay dividends when December rolls around.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKansasManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:45:40 GMTNorth Korea struts in style on world sports stage, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesSports mediaWomen's sportsWomen's track and fieldHigh school sportsTrack and fieldScienceEventsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 09:04:32 GMTPolice: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeScrantonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 06:08:59 GMTChina fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case (AP) — China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case.iBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeHealth care industryIndustriesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 08:17:55 GMTPoland picks new foreign minister in reshuffle, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been a forceful voice internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:23 GMTIndian state TV sacks anchor over China blunder DELHI (AP) — A top official at India's state TV channel says the station has fired a news anchor who referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jinping — apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsIndiaChinaSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:54 GMTNew Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics, New Zealand (AP) — A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers, on Twitter or even in song.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsElectionsVotingGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew ZealandOceania, 19 Sep 2014 09:27:11 GMTAlibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere.KELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaHangzhouHong KongYangtze RiverUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 06:49:49 GMTAirlines halt flights to Yemen amid fighting, Yemen (AP) — Foreign airlines halted flights to the main international airport in the Sanaa because of heavy fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in the Yemeni capital, the state civil aviation authority said Friday.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessYemenSanaaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:21 GMTUganda's president fires top challenger for power, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:28 GMTF1 changes radio ban after team concerns (AP) — Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 08:54:18 GMTGOP holds Hagan to standard she used in 2008, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.GARY D. ROBERTSONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:44:34 GMTUK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union (AP) — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence, but leaders of Britain's three largest parties have promised Scots more autonomy than they have won so far. Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government. Here's a look at how things might change.GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited KingdomScotlandWalesEnglandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 09:12:24 GMTCase of American jailed in Cuba back in US court (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba will argue before a federal appeals court that he should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 09:35:00 GMTScots reject independence in historic vote, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsReferendumsCurrency marketsLocal governmentsElectionsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowWalesLondonEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 09:32:31 GMTQuotations in the News"We have chosen unity over division. Today is a momentous day for Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole." — Alistair Darling, head of the No campaign, after Scottish voters rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the U.K. after a historic referendum.The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 07:02:11 GMTACC showdown and All-America matchup in SEC ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:28:07 GMTCongress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsCivil warsLegislatureWar and unrest2016 United States Presidential ElectionTerrorismLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIraqNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:26:05 GMTMilitants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsArchaeologyMilitant groupsMuseumsCultural preservationWar and unrestPaganismScienceRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCulturesSocial affairsReligionSyriaBaghdadMiddle EastIraq, 19 Sep 2014 07:14:43 GMTYahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockInformation technologyOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate newsMediaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:44 GMTPhilippine peacekeepers pull out early from Golan, Philippines (AP) — The bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more than 240 soldiers have pulled out two weeks early from the U.N. mission in the Golan Heights due to escalating fighting in the border region, the Philippine military said Friday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPhilippinesManilaIsraelSyriaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 07:12:39 GMTOptions for protection come with flu season (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthInfectious diseasesImmunizationsChild and teen healthPublic healthDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:49:16 GMTMorrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1, Calif. (AP) — Logan Morrison felt no weight on his shoulders from the Seattle Mariners' two-game offensive drought and teetering playoff hopes when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballEventsMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 06:07:30 GMTFrench president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq (AP) — French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq.iGeneral newsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 09:23:27 GMTConvicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 09:33:09 GMTAppeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction FRANCISCO (AP) — Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they may throw out the verdict.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityDopingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:40 GMTRyan delighted that Falcons off to 2-1 start (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game.GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 19 Sep 2014 07:25:26 GMTUK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote (AP) — UK Prime Minister David Cameron promises to deliver on promises made to Scotland ahead of vote.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 06:18:44 GMTMan faces arson charge in huge California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersCrimeNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 08:26:48 GMTBusinesses, markets relieved at Scottish vote (AP) — Businesses and investors have reacted with relief to Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 07:30:05 GMTUK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and welfare.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 06:32:53 GMTChina fines GSK $492 million for bribery (AP) — A former executive of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and four Chinese co-defendants have been sentenced to prison in a bribery case but may never have to serve that time.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 09:31:39 GMTDonetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — The rebel-held city of Donetsk is holding a city-wide clean-up day after months of shelling in eastern Ukraine, sending prisoners out to help remove the debris.iGeneral newsUkraineBelarusDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 09:35:46 GMTDeliberations to resume in Ga. salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are scheduled to continue working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 08:55:28 GMTGlossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and many of its coalition allies are fighting does not stop there. Violent radicals inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden pepper the map from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.MATTHEW LEEaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsRebellions and uprisingsTerrorismWar and unrestPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsArmed forcesGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaPakistanAfghanistanIraqYemenLibyaNigeriaAfricaMiddle EastMaliUgandaEast AfricaWest AfricaSouth AsiaAtlantic OceanIndian OceanNorth AmericaAsiaCentral AsiaNorth Africa, 19 Sep 2014 07:31:25 GMTArtist says tax case shows China's dark side (AP) — China's best-known artist dissident Ai Weiwei blasted his country's Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsOnline mediaPolitical and civil unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsDocumentariesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsMediaPolitical issuesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:46 GMTChina fines GSK $492M, jails managers for bribery (AP) — A court fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline 3 billion yuan ($492 million) and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison on Friday for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products, a state news agency reported.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 08:43:34 GMTJudge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement (AP) — A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsWomen's healthCrimeLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 08:52:04 GMTSpain's Catalonia to take step for secession vote, Spain (AP) — A day after Scotland rejected breaking away from Britain, the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia is expected to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid says would be illegal.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 08:28:58 GMTFrance strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq (AP) — France says it has conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and has destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 09:34:09 GMTFloods shut down Philippine capital, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 08:08:58 GMTRussian PM: Moscow ready to cooperate with West (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.iBusinessGeneral newsRussiaMoscowEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 09:38:06 GMT