FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Sep 2014 12:54:31 -0700Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says it's committed to cleaning up and resuming operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico by early 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:20:20 GMTSecret Service head takes heat for WH breach (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in its mission of protecting the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.ALICIA A. CALDWELLJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:31 GMTLawsuit against Templeton Rye allowed to proceed MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit alleging Iowa-based whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed, according to the state attorney general's office.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer protection and advocacyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesConsumer affairsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:13:19 GMTRealtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.JILL BLEEDaGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryProfessional servicesArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:58 GMT2015 Westminster pack to include 2 new breeds YORK (AP) — One is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian winters. The other is a happy-go-lucky companion from the island of Madagascar. Both will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSportsDog showsDogsMammalsAnimalsMadagascarEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 19:11:53 GMTRequest for Alaska National Guard records denied, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell's office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard.aGeneral newsState governmentsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:24:57 GMTRaiders make Tony Sparano interim coach, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen.JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesCoachingMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:22:47 GMTDrug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARJACK GILLUMhtBusinessHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsMedical technologyMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 30 Sep 2014 19:46:25 GMTMarathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival, which her lawyer called "an uncorroborated claim."COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBomb threatsLaw and orderEventsBombingsManhattanBostonNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 30 Sep 2014 18:53:47 GMTLawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 18:32:26 GMTDeceased man's family files claim against Moore, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man who died in February after a struggle with police outside a Moore movie theater has filed a claim against the Oklahoma city.aGeneral newsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:04 GMTCourt mulls legality of firing for pot use off job (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.SADIE GURMANaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegal proceedingsMedical marijuanaCorporate legal affairsRecreational drug laws and regulationsLaw and orderHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsGovernment regulationsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsColoradoDenverWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:42:23 GMTIn Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes, Ga. (AP) — Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.BILL BARROWCHRISTINA A. CASSIDYpGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHispanicsVotingPolitical partiesLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:17:42 GMTWeather service storm forecasts get more localized (AP) — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTrentonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:59:17 GMTMicrosoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances FRANCISCO (AP) — The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:39:47 GMTEx-player tells jury what happened before slaying, Ala. (AP) — A former Auburn University football player testified Tuesday that an argument broke out shortly before a shooting that wounded him and killed two former teammates at a pool party in 2012.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeFootballLaw and orderCollege footballCollege sportsAuburnAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:49:29 GMTElk nose into Grand Canyon water stations, Ariz. (AP) — Thirsty hikers have to wait. The elk are first in line.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsOdditiesScienceCanyonsEnvironment and natureArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:49:30 GMTOlympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityArrestsSwimmingCrimeReckless endangermentEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderAquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:27:18 GMTDead cruise passenger ID'd as South Carolina man (AP) — Police say a passenger who died in a fall aboard a cruise ship at a Miami dock was a South Carolina man.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMiamiSouth CarolinaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:50 GMTBiologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.JEFF BARNARDaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsSalmonZoologyMarine biologyGovernment regulationsWildlifeIndustry regulationAgricultureAgriculture and the environmentFishBiologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationOceanographyAnimal healthHealthGovernment business and financeIndustriesGrants PassCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:13 GMTIsrael, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIsraelPalestinian territoriesEgyptMiddle EastGaza StripUnited Arab EmiratesUnited StatesIranQatarNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:42:32 GMTNo images of Hong Kong protests in China's media (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsOnline news mediaMediaPolitical and civil unrestOnline mediaNews mediaHong KongChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 18:41:33 GMTUS stocks meander in afternoon trading YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly drop this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal. Oil prices plunged, pulling energy companies' stocks down.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsHong KongUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:03:40 GMTSomali American to be sentenced in terror case, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland, Oregon.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:49:40 GMTObama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureLegislationWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaUruguayCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaSouth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:13 GMTPolice: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hur, Ky. (AP) — A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:02:27 GMTHillary Clinton to raise money for NH's Shaheen, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire — an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House.KATHLEEN RONAYNEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePrimary electionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:43:41 GMTUS-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsHuman rights and civil libertiesHumanitarian crisesSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaLebanonIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:57:26 GMTIndex ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityHuman welfarePopulation growth and declineGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsDemographicsNorwaySwedenPeruAfghanistanWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 19:06:36 GMTClosing arguments begin in loud music killing case, Fla. (AP) — Closing arguments have begun in the first-degree murder case of a man who fatally shot a teenager after an argument about loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.DEREK KINNERaGeneral newsCrimeMusicViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMariettaGeorgia, 30 Sep 2014 18:38:53 GMTWave of attacks kills nearly 50 in Iraq (AP) — A wave of car bombings and other attacks mainly targeting Shiite areas of Iraq killed at least 47 people on Tuesday, including more than 20 in the capital Baghdad, officials said.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRASINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestReligious strifeImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 30 Sep 2014 19:46:25 GMTRice to receive honor at West Point POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award.aGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:21 GMTSoto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.sSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:49 GMTGovernment: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market.PAUL WISEMANJENNIFER C. KERRwBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports mediaSports team ownership changesTelevisionTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessMediaProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:57:12 GMTColorado school protests roil swing state politics (AP) — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary and secondary educationState electionsProtests and demonstrationsVotingSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestTeachingLabor issuesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:29:47 GMTMyanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms YORK (AP) — Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up "an unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in Myanmar's transition to democracy, the nation's foreign minister said Tuesday, but denied the unrest has been fueled by racism.MATTHEW PENNINGTONaGeneral newsReligious strifeHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityUnited KingdomMyanmarWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:30 GMTStudy: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows.KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLabor economyEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:06:16 GMTUN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria NATIONS (AP) — The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyCollateral damageHumanitarian crisesCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:05 GMTMichelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.J.M. HIRSCHaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleRestaurantsChefsTravel publicationsTravelQueensNew York CityManhattanBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:03 GMTAcrimony surfaces in Revel casino auction CITY, N.J. (AP) — The process of seeking a new buyer for the failed Revel casino in Atlantic City is hitting a rough patch.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:32 GMTCops: Miami restaurant wasn't licensed as club (AP) — A Miami restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was not authorized to host nightclub events.KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:10:22 GMTFirst lady praises National Design Award winners (AP) — Michelle Obama says she speaks for all women in saying she's glad that Narciso Rodriguez became a fashion designer.DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designArts and entertainment, 30 Sep 2014 18:36:12 GMTNuclear waste tank OK'd to keep leaking for 1 year, Wash. (AP) — A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:55:30 GMTKey Los Angeles subway connector 1 step closer ANGELES (AP) — A new underground train that will speed passengers through downtown Los Angeles took a symbolic step forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by shovel-wielding politicians and transportation officials.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:34:54 GMTAlgeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's justice minister said Tuesday that some of the members of the group that kidnapped and beheaded a French hiker have been identified.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:29 GMTFamed violinist plays do-over at DC train station (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentBusking and street performanceRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:11 GMTPolice on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.aGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrime, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:45 GMTOhio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.DAN SEWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:58:06 GMTPolice: 1 child hurt, school evacuated in Kentucky, Ky. (AP) — One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:35:46 GMTAP NewsAlert, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signs firearm restriction, allowing family to request gun removal .aGeneral newsWeapons laws and regulationsState governmentsGun politicsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 19:49:51 GMT