FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 21:35:37 -0700Immigration trial set for Jerusalem bomb convict (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 4 trial for a Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem when she entered the U.S.aGeneral newsNational courtsImmigrationCrimeBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsIsraelJerusalemDetroitUnited StatesMiddle EastMichiganNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 01:25:16 GMTWatt inks 6-year deal with Texans (AP) — J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans.CHRIS DUNCANsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 01:19:40 GMT'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall YORK (AP) — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through "generals."JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsPerforming artsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Sep 2014 02:56:27 GMTWozniacki easily beats Errani to reach US Open SF YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki moved into her first Grand Slam semifinal in three years by overwhelming 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-1 Tuesday night in a wind-whipped match.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:20:41 GMTCowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballCrimeGeneral newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:05:05 GMTVideo purports to show beheading of US journalist (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment and politicsJournalistsGovernment policyNews mediaMediaUnited StatesMiamiSyriaMiddle EastFloridaNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:10:47 GMTReport accuses Islamic State group of war crimes (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.SINAN SALAHEDDINDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsIslamWar and unrestEthnic cleansingWar crimesReligionArmed forcesInternational lawSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:14:48 GMTCVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 03 Sep 2014 04:01:56 GMTWright drives in 3, lifts Mets over Marlins 8-6 (AP) — David Wright broke out of his offensive woes with three hits and three RBIs and powered the New York Mets to an 8-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiNew York CityNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:43:25 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, September 3, the 246th day of 2014. There are 119 days left in the year.The Associated PressaUnited KingdomEnglandRussiaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeAsia, 03 Sep 2014 04:00:04 GMTKendrick, Phillies shut out slumping Braves 4-0 (AP) — Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:15:07 GMTExpelled black students' parents sue Ohio district (AP) — The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on Tuesday, charging violations of constitutional rights including free speech.LISA CORNWELLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAfrican-AmericansPrimary and secondary educationRace and ethnicityEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesEducation issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:08:29 GMTFollowing his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils follows his own rules.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:56:58 GMTJ.D. Martinez hits 3-run homer, Tigers win 4-2 (AP) — For eight innings, the Tigers couldn't connect in the clutch. They were exasperated, annoyed and seemingly on their way to a tough loss.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMichiganClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 03 Sep 2014 03:52:46 GMT350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad (AP) — The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.wGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsEmbassiesWar and unrestArmed forcesGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesBaghdadIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 03 Sep 2014 01:58:28 GMTArrieta, Cubs send Brewers to 7th straight loss (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings and the Chicago Cubs handed the Milwaukee Brewers their seventh straight loss, 7-1 Tuesday night.JACK CASSIDYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:45:06 GMTAsian stock markets rise as dollar gains, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:57:23 GMTSpeeding truck overturns, kills 10 in India Delhi (AP) — Police say a speeding truck has overturned and crushed to death 10 people, including seven children, sleeping on a sidewalk in northern India.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Sep 2014 03:40:30 GMTObama arrives in Estonia to reassure Baltics, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Estonia to make a symbolic show of solidarity with Eastern Europe in the face of a Russian-backed military offensive in Ukraine.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsEstoniaEastern EuropeRussiaEuropeMoscowUkraineTallinnUnited StatesWalesNorth AmericaUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 03 Sep 2014 03:25:41 GMTSon of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying, Md. (AP) — The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 01:17:01 GMTQuestions for FSU and Alabama after opening week down the ballots for the first regular-season AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's opening weekend.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballAlabamaFloridaOhioSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:20:07 GMT37th time the charm for China's Peng at US Open YORK (AP) — Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before — when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsChinaNew York CityUnited StatesQueensGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNew YorkNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:01:09 GMTPutin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday for a working visit amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMongoliaRussiaMoscowUlaanbaatarChinaUkraineCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast Asia, 03 Sep 2014 03:56:56 GMTHot shots Bogaerts, Betts power Red Sox past Yanks YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Sep 2014 02:59:25 GMTTaurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx (AP) — Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals.AL BRAVOsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsPhoenixMinnesotaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 04:14:04 GMTTight security, unity drive clash in China's west, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsWorkplace discriminationCrimeGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesReligious issuesReligionChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Sep 2014 03:52:27 GMTMaduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Sep 2014 02:44:40 GMTObama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression, Estonia (AP) — Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsEstoniaMoscowRussiaUkraineEuropeUnited StatesTallinnEastern EuropeSlovakiaSoviet UnionNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 04:05:21 GMTAnti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption, Australia (AP) — Anti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a year.ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsG-20 SummitSummitsGovernment and politicsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAustraliaCanberraOceania, 03 Sep 2014 02:26:12 GMTWainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:34:50 GMTLawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.JACQUES BILLEAUDJOSH CORNFIELDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:10:52 GMTPosey, Giants rally for 12-7 win over Rockies (AP) — Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night.PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 03 Sep 2014 04:29:09 GMTBerdych sweeps Thiem to reach US Open quarterfinal YORK (AP) — Tomas Berdych schooled Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the youngster's debut in the Grand Slam round of 16.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 03 Sep 2014 01:18:04 GMTFlowers' 2 homers lift White Sox over Twins (AP) — Tyler Flowers' first career multi-homer game lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in 10 innings on Tuesday night.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:55:23 GMTRoger Federer back into US Open quarterfinals YORK (AP) — Pushing forward whenever possible, Roger Federer got back to the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on Tuesday night.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 03 Sep 2014 01:52:00 GMTAstros win again behind Peacock and Altuve (AP) — Jose Altuve had four hits for the second straight night, Brad Peacock threw 6 1-3 solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:35:27 GMTHealthy Federer back into US Open quarterfinals YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Roger Federer was dealing with a bad back. He was experimenting with new rackets. And his nine-year run of reaching at least the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open ended with a fourth-round loss.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 03 Sep 2014 02:41:23 GMTReyes, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Rays 8-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jose Reyes hit a three-run homer, R.A. Dickey gave up two hits in seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. PetersburgTorontoFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Sep 2014 02:31:00 GMTHalliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place.KEVIN McGILLJONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersGulf of Mexico, 03 Sep 2014 03:03:34 GMTAustralia leader talks up uranium trade with India, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has talked up the prospect of Australia selling uranium to India for peaceful power generation ahead of his first trip to the nuclear-armed country as national leader.iGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsAustraliaIndiaNew DelhiRussiaOceaniaSouth AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Sep 2014 03:37:48 GMTGroup says world is losing battle against Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."ALEXANDRA OLSONSARAH DILORENZOiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsStrikesDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:06:48 GMTCandidates in Alaska governor's race join forces, Alaska (AP) — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor said Tuesday that they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePrimary electionsLegislatureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 01:42:11 GMTUS rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsNorwayEuropeUnited StatesIrelandSoutheast AsiaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaAsia, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:12 GMTPerez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas 2-1 CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityTexasMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 03:23:30 GMTTropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf CITY (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Sep 2014 04:18:13 GMTEx-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's federal conspiracy trial may hinge on a cryptic email in which he acknowledged an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home company owned by a political candidate's husband.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsCampaign finance improprietiesConspiracyState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderCampaignsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessPolitical fundraisingConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 01:51:48 GMT3 dead in SC shooting rampage; gunman kills self, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a gunman killed two security guards and his stepfather and wounded a police officer before fatally shooting himself in the head.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeGreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Sep 2014 02:26:03 GMTTropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Sep 2014 01:37:49 GMTUN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 03 Sep 2014 01:28:27 GMTTropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Sep 2014 03:32:38 GMT