FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 19:23:48 -0700Retired UConn athletic director John Toner dies, Conn. (AP) — John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known coaches, has died. He was 91.aGeneral newsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsCollege sportsCoachingBasketballObituariesWomen's basketballMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessSchool athleticsEducationSocial affairsMen's sportsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:26:41 GMTPirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2 (AP) — Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.CHARLES ODUMsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:17:02 GMTEx-Chinese planning official on trial for graft (AP) — Chinese state media say a former powerful economic planning official has gone on trial accused of taking bribes.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 01:53:42 GMTAlvarez outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins win (AP) — Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 24 Sep 2014 01:47:08 GMTInjuries reported in Wyoming gas tank blast, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field injured several workers on Tuesday as they cleaned a natural gas storage tank.MEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:53:46 GMTPatti LaBelle party wins cadet-beating suit (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:02:07 GMTAltidore scores 1st club goal since December forward Jozy Altidore ended a 30-game club scoreless streak dating to Dec. 4, getting the game's first goal Tuesday night for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke in the third round of England's League Cup.The Associated PresssSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Sep 2014 01:33:31 GMTFonterra posts revenue jump; cuts forecast payout, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra posted record revenue Wednesday but signaled a tougher year ahead for farmers by cutting its projected payout to them.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureFinancial performanceCorporate newsNew ZealandOceania, 24 Sep 2014 01:06:41 GMTPastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:19:47 GMTWill Derek Jeter's reign in the Bronx end in rain? YORK (AP) — Looks as though there might be rain when Derek Jeter ends his reign in the Bronx.BEN WALKERsSportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBronxNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:01:12 GMTGiants OF Pagan to have season-ending back surgery ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:32:05 GMTRoyals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1 (AP) — Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:12:58 GMTCitizens Financial sets IPO at $21.50 a share YORK (AP) — Citizens Financial Group Inc. has raised about $3 billion in its initial public offering of stock that was priced at $21.50 a share, below the expected range.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Sep 2014 00:12:31 GMTPictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.LINDA DEUTSCHeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAgingSeniors' healthHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:30:53 GMTJudge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.BEN NEARYaGeneral newsAnimalsEnvironmental laws and regulationsWolvesNatural resource managementWildlifeNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationMammalsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryWyomingJacksonUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:39:22 GMTManning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsGender issuesMilitary correctional systemsLegal proceedingsArmed forcesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:23 GMTNASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.JENNA FRYERsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:05:07 GMTAustralian police shoot suspected terrorist dead, Australia (AP) — Two Australian counterterrorism police had no choice but to shoot a suspected terrorist when he attacked them in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city, top police officials said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaMiddle EastOceania, 24 Sep 2014 00:52:03 GMT10 Things to Know-Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:27:18 GMTHernandez cousin gets probation on contempt charge (AP) — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderBostonBristolMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 23 Sep 2014 23:08:05 GMTColombia: Venezuela must be 'constructive' at UN YORK (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he expects Venezuela to win a seat on the U.N. Security Council and hopes the country will play a "constructive" role on the organization's most powerful body.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsEventsInternational relationsVenezuelaColombiaUnited StatesNew YorkLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:50:12 GMTHernandez hit hard, Mariners routed by Blue Jays (AP) — Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Felix Hernandez for a career worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners that further dented Seattle's fading wild-card chances.IAN HARRISONsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:19:46 GMTPolice: Man charged with abduction with intent to defile in missing Virginia student case, Va. (AP) — Police: Man charged with abduction with intent to defile in missing Virginia student case.aGeneral newsMissing personsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:15:34 GMTNew photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.LINDA DEUTSCHeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:17:50 GMTThings to know about $8B wind energy proposal, Wyo. (AP) — An alliance of four companies has proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project:aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentAgriculture and the environmentUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWyomingLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:35:08 GMTMo'ne Davis to donate jersey to Hall of Fame, N.Y. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series has earned her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame.sSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballBaseballEventsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMen's sportsYouth sportsProfessional baseballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:12:51 GMTSuspect charged in case of missing UVa student, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:43:48 GMTCueto wins 19th, Reds beat Brewers 3-1 (AP) — Johnny Cueto kept his hopes of a 20-win season in play, and Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco hit back-to-back homers on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory that pushed the Milwaukee Brewers to the verge elimination from wild card contention.JOE KAYsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:53:30 GMTBoard to release Ryan Leaf to Texas officials, Mont. (AP) — Montana's parole board has decided to release former quarterback Ryan Leaf to authorities in Texas, where he was recently sentenced for violating his probation.aGeneral newsSportsFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTexasMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:06:25 GMTProvidence: Mayor OK to send firemen to gay parade, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci did not violate the rights of firefighters ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade, a lawyer for the city argued to the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday.MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:08:35 GMTDenver area students walk out of school in protest, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.COLLEEN SLEVINP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationHigher educationSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestSchool curriculaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:47:57 GMTWind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California.MICHAEL R. BLOODMEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnvironmental policyEnergy and the environmentGovernment regulationsMunicipal governmentsEnvironmental concernsCavesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndustriesUtilitiesGovernment policyLocal governmentsClimateIndustrial products and servicesAgriculture and the environmentCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesWyomingUtahNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:06:34 GMTVenezuelan president follows Chavez's NY footsteps YORK (AP) — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple.HANNAH DREIERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEventsInternational relationsVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaNew YorkNew York CityBronxLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:51 GMTSelig hopes Jeter will wind up owning team YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes one day Derek Jeter will own a team after the 40-year-old shortstop retires as a player.RONALD BLUMsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:33:37 GMTMeters eyed as possible cause of Nevada fires, Nev. (AP) — Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyFiresIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsAccidents and disastersRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:42:45 GMTSue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster Bird is in a class by herself.DOUG FEINBERGs2014 FIBA Women's Basketball World ChampionshipsFIBA Women's Basketball World ChampionshipsInternational basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballSportsEventsCollege basketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballUnited StatesCzech RepublicNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 23:35:25 GMTGirlfriend: Poisoned doctor suspected lover (AP) — The girlfriend of a Texas researcher who prosecutors allege was poisoned by a woman with whom he was having an affair testified Tuesday that her boyfriend suspected the woman was responsible but was afraid to contact authorities.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:17:38 GMTMLB meets with groups on domestic violence policy YORK (AP) — Baseball officials have started meeting with groups as the sport starts a process that could lead to revising its domestic violence policy.sSportsSports governanceViolenceViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 24 Sep 2014 00:28:14 GMTTraffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide, Wash. (AP) — Traffic was for the most part flowing freely in two directions on a state highway that was blocked by a huge landslide six months ago in Washington state that killed 43 people.aGeneral newsTrafficNatural disastersTransportationAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:14:37 GMTPorts mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire ANGELES (AP) — Nearly all the terminals at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are back in business after smoke from a wharf fire forced the all-day shutdown of most container terminals.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresAccidents and disastersPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:18:00 GMTPM: Haiti to hold delayed vote by early next year YORK (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Tuesday that his country will hold long-overdue elections no later than early next year if several opposition lawmakers don't stand in the way of the vote before their mandates expire in January.TRENTON DANIELaGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Sep 2014 00:39:22 GMT2 wounded in central Florida mall shooting, Fla. (AP) — Two people were wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall Tuesday, and police were trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected, authorities said.MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsAccidentsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:30 GMTIndia directs spacecraft toward Martian orbit DELHI (AP) — An Indian spacecraft was nearing its final destination in orbit around Mars on Wednesday, with scientists hoping a success will launch the nation into an elite club of deep-space explorers.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationSpace launchesPlanetsAstronomyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:50:56 GMT4 injured in natural gas tank blast in Wyoming, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.MEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:46:37 GMTProsecutor says Perry seeking 'special favors', Texas (AP) — The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsIndictmentsPolitical corruptionCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:46:38 GMTUS, California release roadmap for solar projects FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsDesertsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementTurtlesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustriesUtilitiesIndustrial products and servicesReptilesAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:33:06 GMTTeen pleads innocent to rape that followed UO game, Ore. (AP) — A young offender accused of raping a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Eugene.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballGovernment programsVirtual worldsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsSportsFootballGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleOregonEugenePortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMTWharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresPrimary and secondary educationAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:48:30 GMTVatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeArrestsReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeReligious issuesSocial issuesLaw and orderDominican RepublicVatican CitySanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 23:40:32 GMTScholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsCrimeMoviesLaw and orderCampaignsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:58:03 GMT