FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:46:20 -0700Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c6fa4e9832b43ecaad1471117b07730CANBERRA, 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 EastCanberraIraqOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c6fa4e9832b43ecaad1471117b07730Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:05:40 GMTSan Diego school police to return military vehiclehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b1b70d5c2a745339eaabfa99d458281SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b1b70d5c2a745339eaabfa99d458281Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:52:21 GMTRoadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Malihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f99605d32c47eca90d0bcc7828931dBAMAKO, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0f99605d32c47eca90d0bcc7828931dFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMTLoser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal argumentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7c37d6a273440b854a4c5da43e8d85JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionPrimary electionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionJudicial appointments and nominationsState electionsLegislatureGeneral electionsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsGovernment appointments and nominationsUnited StatesMississippiNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7c37d6a273440b854a4c5da43e8d85Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:26:07 GMTNepal clears Indian firm to build power planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f649b878ee514eaa81b894339d938a76KATMANDU, 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, officials said Friday.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesNepalIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f649b878ee514eaa81b894339d938a76Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:04:41 GMTThai military ruler apologizes for bikini commenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/771afba954e84a96a783408cdf4e6235BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.iGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/771afba954e84a96a783408cdf4e6235Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:33:54 GMTReview: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810de604fdeb41708902f422b0fbeb21NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810de604fdeb41708902f422b0fbeb21Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:09 GMTNorth Korea struts in style on world sports stagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/112d481d3a734f2c8e368a2dc62e5604INCHEON, 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 fieldScienceEventsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/112d481d3a734f2c8e368a2dc62e5604Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:45:26 GMTRosario 2-run HR in 9th, Rockies beat D-Backshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ab382c591342a9a4fc56ba58792f73DENVER (AP) — Wilin Rosario hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday night.MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ab382c591342a9a4fc56ba58792f73Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:47:32 GMTHester, Falcons take 56-0 lead in 3rd quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ea9f1fb5f9496a99967fd897243e98ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped to an NFL record with his 20th career touchdown return, Julio Jones caught two scoring passes and the Atlanta Falcons led Tampa Bay 56-0 after three quarters Thursday night in their NFC South matchup.GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ea9f1fb5f9496a99967fd897243e98Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:13:35 GMTSalmond accepts defeat in Scottish votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7fbd6f2ef844929e8e11162df33d1cEDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in his nation's historic independence referendum.JILL LAWLESSGREGORY KATZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeEdinburghhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe7fbd6f2ef844929e8e11162df33d1cFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:24:27 GMTPrivacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811ac0c75dca4276a2fff8eca34fc871LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge's 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 newsData privacyTechnology issuesTechnologyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/811ac0c75dca4276a2fff8eca34fc871Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:36:45 GMTCardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 inningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b2c72c950c4cb6bfe0122e6ebbbbc0ST. 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b2c72c950c4cb6bfe0122e6ebbbbc0Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:58:41 GMTNo. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d46d5f812f0f444e8ed7451f0114d905MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into the ramshackle shed used for postgame news conferences at Kansas State, gripped both sides of the makeshift podium and exhaled deeply.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballKansasManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d46d5f812f0f444e8ed7451f0114d905Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:02:00 GMTVoters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cfc40f2c8f8435db6dfc4e158582b66EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout.iBusinessGeneral newsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cfc40f2c8f8435db6dfc4e158582b66Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:14:01 GMT2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/130859cc082248d59ccb7b7b2dec53ceBEIJING (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.iGeneral newsSportsAthlete retirementWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthChinaAustraliaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/130859cc082248d59ccb7b7b2dec53ceFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:13:16 GMTAlec Baldwin passionate about green energyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e038482eecd544b2884a85b5c9972811NEW 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 Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e038482eecd544b2884a85b5c9972811Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:32:16 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e84cfa2f254e2f864c63c9c9f1af4aToday is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e84cfa2f254e2f864c63c9c9f1af4aFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:17 GMTHuge turnout seen in Scotland's independence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c678879a36744fdbe8d24815280ca40EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in huge numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c678879a36744fdbe8d24815280ca40Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:29:53 GMTPound rises as early Scottish results favor unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d21c49211ee64d5cb71d042088fc0ad3HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while the pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on early results from the referendum. Other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandJapanTokyoEast AsiaHong KongSingaporeWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater ChinaSoutheast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d21c49211ee64d5cb71d042088fc0ad3Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:44:59 GMTNew round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102e851f0cf44b07abd6e2cdc6e8756bUNITED 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/102e851f0cf44b07abd6e2cdc6e8756bFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:30:22 GMTScots reject independence in historic votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55209c18d04b4e38b411e8bbecc23002EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.JILL LAWLESSGREGORY KATZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandLondonEuropeWestern EuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55209c18d04b4e38b411e8bbecc23002Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:28:38 GMTSheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e8fa410184e4045aef90587214977a9BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e8fa410184e4045aef90587214977a9Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:23 GMTVets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen vanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f255c49878d541a8a4c1da1d401add2fLOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f255c49878d541a8a4c1da1d401add2fFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:28:36 GMTFive-run seventh gives Dodgers 8-4 win over Cubs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4e3a8ea36444bdbf2d3d979c1a61e6CHICAGO (AP) — Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West.MATT CARLSONsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoLos AngelesSan FranciscoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a4e3a8ea36444bdbf2d3d979c1a61e6Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:24:03 GMTPirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosoxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/404b32ddff9d4c99b0a1189cc6b05f96PITTSBURGH (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/404b32ddff9d4c99b0a1189cc6b05f96Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:16 GMTFake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c0f193084f4a86918a1c10bbdd1f69CHICAGO (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c0f193084f4a86918a1c10bbdd1f69Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:36:52 GMTFalcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6028affe59ef4e108838933a731c380cATLANTA (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6028affe59ef4e108838933a731c380cFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:47:37 GMTMexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/735884b54cc4456e8ca970ec5dbf878eARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead.MARK STEVENSONE. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/735884b54cc4456e8ca970ec5dbf878eFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:02:43 GMTMorrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/969a3c30f31f48038f468f1b5a7b593fANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballEventsMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/969a3c30f31f48038f468f1b5a7b593fFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:25:53 GMTCourt ruling won't end Kansas Senate disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/786c10abebdc4d748c55fee3f2c93f50TOPEKA, 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.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureState governmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/786c10abebdc4d748c55fee3f2c93f50Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:39:14 GMTPound rises as Scottish results favor unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cde5ed7f1b54037a1bc9ed46fee6ab5HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on results that cover more than half of Scotland. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandJapanTokyoEast AsiaHong KongWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cde5ed7f1b54037a1bc9ed46fee6ab5Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:16:01 GMTAlibaba poised to surge on the NYSEhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78756b6a5d0b4a6b9a42842472312db9NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78756b6a5d0b4a6b9a42842472312db9Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:15:51 GMTHigh turnout seen in Scotland's independence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca457d3cf5ee4f5880825816224133e3EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca457d3cf5ee4f5880825816224133e3Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:53:59 GMTOrders for Samsung Note 4 phone begins Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d1942cdb92f412d94499bd63d243b7fNEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.htBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d1942cdb92f412d94499bd63d243b7fFri, 19 Sep 2014 03:52:55 GMTResults in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1813b6db1d44e2680c28a338619d5fbEDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Results in Edinburgh push anti-independence side to edge of victory in Scotland.iGeneral newsScotlandEdinburghUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1813b6db1d44e2680c28a338619d5fbFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:57:54 GMTErlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f248b214037d468c9bff7d34fdf9cd20SAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f248b214037d468c9bff7d34fdf9cd20Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:27:59 GMTResults show Scots set to reject independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc232fcd0264b4cb280dc7339d51477EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) —JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsNationalismElectionsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dc232fcd0264b4cb280dc7339d51477Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:07:36 GMTMalaysian student sentenced to 1 year for seditionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f687a8574314d4e81e7d761a7f69bb4KUALA 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f687a8574314d4e81e7d761a7f69bb4Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:28 GMTCrash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge railhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/937d2137827d474f8441e6f7ca0b1f5aSALEM, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/937d2137827d474f8441e6f7ca0b1f5aFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:22 GMTPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5142b44aa0814d429c69f22d279068f1HONG 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 Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5142b44aa0814d429c69f22d279068f1Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:25:16 GMTAppeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds convictionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07660436cfaf4cc48fe43abf6ce4dd87SAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07660436cfaf4cc48fe43abf6ce4dd87Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:15:21 GMTMalaysian activist jailed a year for seditionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8a7deb43e446b28ba0255c1ac83590KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced an activist to a year in jail for remarks made at a forum last year that the court said could have incited the public to overthrow the government through street protests.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8a7deb43e446b28ba0255c1ac83590Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:02:51 GMTAviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a6382d780aa4658998e6d84e6a2d1cfHOUSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a6382d780aa4658998e6d84e6a2d1cfFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:01:51 GMTResults suggest Scots reject independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b005a9f61f4a43e1b2a17848e0830a4dEDINBURGH, 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b005a9f61f4a43e1b2a17848e0830a4dFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:40:58 GMTEarly results suggest Scots reject independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e892eca7bcc8433aae49b2fa81e66ee7EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum and early results Friday suggested they wanted to keep Scotland's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e892eca7bcc8433aae49b2fa81e66ee7Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:27:38 GMTHunt for missing Malaysia plane to resumehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29e5fc3c4122424d86b887fc065f02c4SYDNEY (AP) — Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29e5fc3c4122424d86b887fc065f02c4Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:38:25 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/875e2e87776b413f915a72f622e4bfe4URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his native Xinjiang, according to his lawyer.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsLegal proceedingsEmbassiesArrestsIslamWar and unrestCrimeLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/875e2e87776b413f915a72f622e4bfe4Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:08:44 GMTOrders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/debcc7d6aefa4b82a10b97513a30251aNEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.htBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/debcc7d6aefa4b82a10b97513a30251aFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:40 GMTFloods shut down Philippine capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74c81775afd9402a891954b7a13dd2faMANILA, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74c81775afd9402a891954b7a13dd2faFri, 19 Sep 2014 05:27:16 GMT