FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 05:21:34 -0700China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 11:46:30 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 12:07:00 GMTDragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceSpace launches3-D technologySpace explorationGeneral newsEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:17:53 GMTShy Dubuisson is Europe's mystery man at Ryder Cup, Scotland (AP) — Plucking two outrageous shots from the cactus for par saves in the Match Play Championship final in February thrust Victor Dubuisson into golf's global consciousness.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventsEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:45:34 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 12:11:04 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 GMTPaul Deen documentary to tell her side of downfall Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.J.M. HIRSCHaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentDocumentariesChefsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicity, 23 Sep 2014 11:32:52 GMTIndian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationPlanetsTechnologyAstronomyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:55 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 groupsWar and unrestCivil warsInternational relationsForeign policyGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment policyUnited StatesTurkeyIraqSyriaNew YorkMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaRussiaWest AfricaUkraineNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeAfrica, 23 Sep 2014 11:17:03 GMTAlex Ferguson to address Europe Ryder Cup team, Scotland (AP) — Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will address the Europe team during the buildup to the Ryder Cup.sSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventsMen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerEurope, 23 Sep 2014 12:09:56 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 retirementWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 10:58:55 GMTFrench court extends adoption rights to lesbians (AP) — France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.iGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsGays and lesbiansAssisted reproductive technologyHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSexual and reproductive healthHealthFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:40:52 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 GMTIndian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat DELHI (AP) — A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsAnimalsTigersZoological parksAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 11:40:10 GMTSoft data, Syria strikes knock European markets (AP) — European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday after some disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The falls came despite an unexpectedly strong Chinese manufacturing survey that helped ease worries in Asia over the state of the world's number 2 economy.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaSyriaEast AsiaEuropeGreater ChinaAsiaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK regulator fines Barclays record $62 million (AP) — U.K. regulators fined Barclays Bank Plc, Britain's second-biggest bank, a record 37.7 million pounds ($62 million) for failing to properly protect client assets.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:49:26 GMTBill Clinton, Blair say West has tough challenge (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say the West must proceed methodically but firmly against the Islamic State group trying to deepen its footprint in the Mideast.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:40:18 GMTIslamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers (AP) — Residents in a city west of Baghdad say the Islamic State group has paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a show of strength in the militant stronghold.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 11:56:01 GMTSuicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said.RIAZ KHANiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesTerrorismGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 23 Sep 2014 12:03:03 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 GMTCF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger, Ill. (AP) — CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:40:54 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 GMTDC Council set to vote on concealed handguns (AP) — The D.C. Council is expected to decide Tuesday whether to allow residents to carry concealed handguns in the district, with some restrictions.wGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLegislationLegislature, 23 Sep 2014 10:23:53 GMTUkraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 11:13:02 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 tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 11:04:36 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 deadly virus behaves. The first cases 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 12:02:26 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 11:50:43 GMTPaula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.J.M. HIRSCHaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentDocumentariesChefsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicity, 23 Sep 2014 12:03:52 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 GMTDiplomats owe NYC $16M in unpaid parking tickets YORK (AP) — New York City is owed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets issued to foreign diplomatic vehicles.aGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:20:50 GMTHead of Serb church denounces gay pride march, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's Christian Orthodox church has denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, adding to tensions over the event, which has faced threats from extremists.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Sep 2014 10:51:33 GMTEx US Marine imprisoned in Iran can call home YORK (AP) — The family of a former U.S. 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 12:12:00 GMTKris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:25:01 GMTWHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited KingdomWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:27:46 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 GMTJoint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsArmed forcesTerrorismInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaPersian GulfRed SeaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 12:06:50 GMTSyria says Washington informed it before strikes, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.ALBERT AJIBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyCivil warsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsTerrorismInternational relationsNational governmentsMilitary and defenseSyriaJordanDamascusIsraelTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaRussiaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 23 Sep 2014 11:37:40 GMTPoll: German anti-euro party support at 10 percent (AP) — A poll shows support hitting 10 percent for a new German party, which combines an anti-euro stance with a wider appeal to protest voters, following state election successes.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionPolitical partiesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 10:29:14 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 unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 10:56:37 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 GMTFrance won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping (AP) — France's prime minister said Tuesday his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage.iGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeFranceAlgeriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 11:14:57 GMTAfghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan.RAHIM FAIEZJASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRun-off electionsInternational relationsNational electionsElectionsAfghanistanUnited StatesEast AsiaMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 11:12:27 GMTDeutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have brought charges against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two former CEOs in connection with what prosecutors say were false statements in a court case.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 12:19:07 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 11:42:11 GMTP&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.fBusinessPetsPet careLifestyleEurope, 23 Sep 2014 12:14:03 GMTBjorn returns to Ryder Cup as a player, Scotland (AP) — Thomas Bjorn has been a strong presence for Europe in the Ryder Cup, part of five winning teams. So it was not unusual to see him at Gleneagles dressed in uniform.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsEurope, 23 Sep 2014 12:06:59 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 11:25:32 GMTDetroit officials to testify in water dispute (AP) — A judge is hearing more testimony in a dispute over Detroit's policy to cut off water to residents who can't afford the service.aGeneral newsBusinessDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 09:44:11 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