FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Sep 2014 00:47:43 -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 05:05:40 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 GMTRoadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMTReview: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch YORK (AP) — It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsMobile mediaMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMediaNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:09 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 fieldTrack and fieldHigh school sportsScienceEventsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 06:48:17 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 GMTSalmond accepts defeat in Scottish vote, Scotland (AP) — Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in his nation's historic independence referendum.JILL LAWLESSGREGORY KATZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeEdinburgh, 19 Sep 2014 05:24:27 GMTPrivacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data ANGELES (AP) — A California judge's initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacy advocates.TAMI ABDOLLAHELLIOT SPAGAThtGeneral newsLegal proceedingsData privacyLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderTechnology issuesTechnologyGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaLos AngelesSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:48:20 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 GMTNo. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKansasManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 06:04:47 GMTUtah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife LAKE CITY (AP) — A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:57:02 GMTVoters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout.iBusinessGeneral newsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 05:14:01 GMT2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour (AP) — Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsSportsAthlete retirementTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 05:39:45 GMTCardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 04:58:41 GMTAlec Baldwin passionate about green energy YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.EDITH M. LEDERERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEnvironmental policyCelebrityEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 19 Sep 2014 05:32:16 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 GMTNew round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles NATIONS (AP) — Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEventsIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 04:30:22 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 KingdomScotlandGlasgowWalesEnglandLondonEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 07:26:41 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 GMTVets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.ROBERT JABLONaGeneral newsDogsAnimalsMammalsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:28:36 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 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 GMTPirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox (AP) — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:16 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 GMTFake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityLegal proceedingsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:36:52 GMTFalcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesRecord setting eventsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballGeneral newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 04:47:37 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 GMTCourt ruling won't end Kansas Senate dispute, Kan. (AP) — Democratic leaders in Kansas face another legal battle aimed at forcing them to pick a new U.S. Senate candidate, after the state Supreme Court removed their nominee from the ballot in a move that could hurt three-term incumbent Pat Roberts and Republican hopes for a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureState governmentsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesKansasTopekaKansas CityNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:41:19 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 GMTResults in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland, Scotland (AP) — Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland.iGeneral newsScotlandEdinburghUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 04:57:54 GMTErlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3 DIEGO (AP) — Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 04:27:59 GMTResults show Scots set to reject independence, Scotland (AP) —JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsNationalismElectionsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 05:07:36 GMTMalaysian student sentenced to 1 year for sedition LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression.EILEEN NGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:28 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 GMTPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UK KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom while Japanese shares surged as the yen extended losses against the dollar. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandTokyoJapanEast AsiaHong KongWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater China, 19 Sep 2014 05:25:16 GMTChief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote, Scotland (AP) — Chief vote counting officer declares No side the winner in Scottish independence vote.iBusinessGeneral news, 19 Sep 2014 06:04:52 GMTAppeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds may yet overturn his obstruction of justice conviction.PAUL ELIASsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderCrimeDopingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:15:21 GMTCrash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail, Ore. (AP) — A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:22 GMTAviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13 (AP) — Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:51 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 GMTResults suggest Scots reject independence, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and with most votes counted Friday, results suggested a strong wish to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 04:40:58 GMTItalian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesWorld War IIAccidentsWar and unrestEventsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:51:54 GMTSearch to resume for Texas deputy missing in flood, Texas (AP) — A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.aGeneral newsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 05:44:50 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 05:27:16 GMT