FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:35:00 -0700Civitas slips after IPO prices below expectationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f5bf9b165d4fa38e700aa246c8a4ebNEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Civitas Solutions are inching lower after the company's initial public offering priced at $198.9 million, below its expectations.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f5bf9b165d4fa38e700aa246c8a4ebWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:35 GMTVikings bar Peterson from team activitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8741391bda534b0fb4547e9992100463MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday and decided in the middle of the night to put star running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8741391bda534b0fb4547e9992100463Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:11:32 GMTPa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5496181071541f4b816f49a9c484fefWASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislatureGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5496181071541f4b816f49a9c484fefWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:36:23 GMTRise in extremists recruiting French women, girlshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a0a18c9ac3a4c7ab717d80555aa6139PARIS (AP) — Recruiters for Islamic extremist groups are increasingly targeting French women and girls, with nearly 100 either in Syria or on their way and 175 being monitored at home, security officials say.LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLeisure travelTravelLifestyleFranceSyriaMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a0a18c9ac3a4c7ab717d80555aa6139Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:23 GMTTeen accused of stealing car, running over officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d60d3d12c974a3ba44a6465e4c3f057GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeTheftArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGrand JunctionColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d60d3d12c974a3ba44a6465e4c3f057Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:43:01 GMTShelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc6f3ff8f4d4f0ba33f658d892fae52DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineMinskDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeBelarushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc6f3ff8f4d4f0ba33f658d892fae52Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:44:53 GMTWealth of riches fuels rock band New Pornographershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b22acaaa80b54f159101794caa3b8bd0NEW YORK (AP) — Soft-spoken A.C. Newman doesn't seem like a braggart. Yet he feels so strongly that his rock band, the New Pornographers, has just made its best work that a simple good review won't do.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b22acaaa80b54f159101794caa3b8bd0Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:56 GMTBankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M W.Va. spill settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d1a6d59e9c4f6e88b95a6c0d9c31d9CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesCharlestonWest VirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d1a6d59e9c4f6e88b95a6c0d9c31d9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:18:17 GMTNFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f6a132232342b3910db4bfe3739044NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week.aGeneral newsHealthSportsDopingDoping regulationsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83f6a132232342b3910db4bfe3739044Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:05:51 GMTObama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the nexthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9772e04334446db3b8e700f3645bf4TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary leadershipTerrorismCivil warsMilitant groupsNational securityInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesIraqDistrict of ColumbiaTampaMiddle EastNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9772e04334446db3b8e700f3645bf4Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:36 GMTLiberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f19a66a6c67a4e5ab13f37d8b660f2feMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone."JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaAfricaGuineaSierra Leonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f19a66a6c67a4e5ab13f37d8b660f2feWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:06:31 GMTNFL: League and union reach agreement on updated drug policy, including HGH testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa1e018677b406dbe236fe2dc1fa7c1NEW YORK (AP) — NFL: League and union reach agreement on updated drug policy, including HGH testing.sGeneral newsSportsDoping regulationsDopingSports governanceProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa1e018677b406dbe236fe2dc1fa7c1Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:40:04 GMTMagnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Soundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/436a9d9c99314cf99fb7e256ae29a2dcSEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWashingtonSeattlePuget SoundUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/436a9d9c99314cf99fb7e256ae29a2dcWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:32 GMTJapan seeks backing for whaling despite UN rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd0751dcf9f4d9ab54b62d95cb41548PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsScienceWhalesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAnimalsMammalsJapanSloveniaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd0751dcf9f4d9ab54b62d95cb41548Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:08:18 GMTAP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be1c35154d443a6b5f7efe596c70067BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a day after the top U.S. general recommended that American forces may be needed if current efforts to combat the extremists fail.VIVIAN SALAMAQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaUnited StatesIraqBaghdadMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be1c35154d443a6b5f7efe596c70067Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:22:45 GMTReview: alt-J returns with beautiful, baffling LPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900c3116b0f844cc98f067f46dcff8dealt-J, "This Is All Yours" (Atlantic)CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/900c3116b0f844cc98f067f46dcff8deWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:11:15 GMTFact sheet: Cadillac Escaladehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20622f6e270b4511b6bf0a1e06b799ee2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD PremiumThe Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20622f6e270b4511b6bf0a1e06b799eeWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:25:30 GMTLaments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3945f1290f1e4b3a97c43434813c9bf9PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled.JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleStrikesAir travel disruptionsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsTransportationFranceParisDominican RepublicBirminghamGuineaWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEnglandUnited KingdomWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3945f1290f1e4b3a97c43434813c9bf9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:18:18 GMTPuerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43c7617300ee44b9b38838a15fe27b16SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence, according to police.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityArrestsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43c7617300ee44b9b38838a15fe27b16Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:12 GMTRed tide off northwest Florida could hit economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ea32896feb44aa9d2ce22fb0220035CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsScienceAlgaeCoastlines and beachesOceanographyAnimalsEconomyOceansPlantsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsBusinessFloridaSt. PetersburgGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ea32896feb44aa9d2ce22fb0220035Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:59 GMTStocks up in early trading ahead of Fed statementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9195e167b172485aba3ce4277d35e430NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Shares of DuPont and FedEx surged.BERNARD CONDONEILEEN NGaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsPricesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9195e167b172485aba3ce4277d35e430Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:22:28 GMTHospitals struggled during Sandy, report sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df966052f88d491a926a4ba97577fb63TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsHealthHurricane Sandy 2012Disaster planning and responseEvacuationsEventsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersStormsWeatherNew JerseyBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df966052f88d491a926a4ba97577fb63Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:08 GMTRowland declines to take stand in conspiracy trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f62c73aa7f084c2bb6c62276c937686aNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has elected not to testify at his federal conspiracy trial.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsConspiracyLegal proceedingsState governmentsLaw and orderCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f62c73aa7f084c2bb6c62276c937686aWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:22 GMTVikings bar Peterson from all team activitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f15493ca17e4ef59f7a116a8761035cMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings owners are scheduled to address their middle-of-the-night decision to put Adrian Peterson on hiatus.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f15493ca17e4ef59f7a116a8761035cWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:24:45 GMTRedesigned 2015 Escalade remains breed all its ownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37ad833e03114ea9889be227086c2707Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsPricesAutomobilesProducts and servicesCorporate newsEconomyLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37ad833e03114ea9889be227086c2707Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:24:30 GMTSyria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36057a5d3e29473c9e9f2bc3c727170eBEIRUT (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsImmunizationsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPublic healthHealthChild and teen healthPolitical issuesSyriaBeirutMiddle EastLebanonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36057a5d3e29473c9e9f2bc3c727170eWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:36:20 GMTWeakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/217960ca0a0349de956d5da36127f107MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward Arizona and a new storm loomed to the south.PETER ORSIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesAccidents and disastersTravelLeisure travelEventsEnvironment and natureAccommodationsLifestyleMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesArizonaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/217960ca0a0349de956d5da36127f107Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:41:27 GMTBenghazi select committee starts in bipartisan wayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c72ca2352c224ae382d685d4e30add36WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyLegislatureInternational relationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c72ca2352c224ae382d685d4e30add36Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:27:59 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dba2f34f1ac34853af127871498a3516CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dba2f34f1ac34853af127871498a3516Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:55:30 GMTFatal crash hurts officer before Arizona commutehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab200232449418cabfb6267673ce484TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway before the Wednesday morning commute.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab200232449418cabfb6267673ce484Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:43 GMTFrench terror case against Iran opposition droppedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aec605f0be7492bb7c33d4fd05f3729PARIS (AP) — French judges have thrown out terrorism-linked charges against nine members of an exiled Iranian opposition group, closing a case that began 11 years ago with mass arrests that provoked several deaths by protesters setting themselves afire.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestFranceParisIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aec605f0be7492bb7c33d4fd05f3729Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:08:45 GMTExcitement and relief in landmark Fiji electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64faaee7daa44f68b23244097e5850f8SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareFijiSuvaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64faaee7daa44f68b23244097e5850f8Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:31 GMTSkunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fcf2c510a594a138bb6ddfea4b2eec3OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.aOdditiesOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fcf2c510a594a138bb6ddfea4b2eec3Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:20:51 GMTResearchers locate site of gas chambers in Polandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c42ba399694cfea161ca634cf60d9cWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessPolandGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c42ba399694cfea161ca634cf60d9cWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:25:54 GMTCelebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over briberyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea087aead3846509de60c84f3a07c9bJERUSALEM (AP) — A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official, and could now face a one-year prison sentence, Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPoliceCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ea087aead3846509de60c84f3a07c9bWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:23:04 GMTPakistan airstrikes kill 40 militants, army sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa26e239e28743a98b095e79299f6645ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation that began this summer.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanKabulSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa26e239e28743a98b095e79299f6645Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:56 GMTBarcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/424c09af90b644c6870d2137c274ad56NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, captured the grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday.ULA ILNYTZKYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSpainBarcelonaAthensPolandNew York CityEuropeWarsawUnited StatesGreeceWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/424c09af90b644c6870d2137c274ad56Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:51:20 GMTUS homebuilder confidence soars in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85f677087054208815f60543449b459U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentHome salesPersonnelEconomyReal estateIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85f677087054208815f60543449b459Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:22 GMTGetting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6ed0348c3c845c78bbce23c5a90dc15LOS ANGELES (AP) — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.SUE MANNINGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMoviesPetsEntertainmentAnimalsSnakesAnimal welfareBearsHorsesReptilesSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsPrimateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6ed0348c3c845c78bbce23c5a90dc15Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:50:29 GMTHouse panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a4cb00cb8b45b08bc7eccda982e615WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi set a bipartisan tone Wednesday as it opened its first public hearing.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsEmbassiesLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a4cb00cb8b45b08bc7eccda982e615Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:49 GMTIndonesia adds more copters to fight forest fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442088eebfe74bddbea5398e812b991eJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Wednesday added more water-dropping helicopters to fight forest and plantation wildfires that are spreading haze across the region, limiting visibility and increasing air pollution.iGeneral newsForestsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaSumatraAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/442088eebfe74bddbea5398e812b991eWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:27:54 GMTList of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipientshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/971a66ef01134b23b7e9497134052345CHICAGO (AP) — The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:aGeneral newsScienceIllinoisNew YorkChicagoPittsburghPennsylvaniaHoustonTexasMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/971a66ef01134b23b7e9497134052345Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:59:52 GMTTexas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f1f6916bb794c34aabc703c413e1aa9HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f1f6916bb794c34aabc703c413e1aa9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:26:25 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4efa23d82de1473f9c0c20ee4da598b2URUMQI, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied that he had encouraged separatism as he stood trial Wednesday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists are seeking an independent state.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsInternational relationsArrestsLegal proceedingsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTerrorismLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCrimeWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4efa23d82de1473f9c0c20ee4da598b2Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:54 GMTSenate: China hacked military contractor networkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e454f748cb8424c9ee8212ae28ef357WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.JACK GILLUMhtGeneral newsHackingComputer crimeEspionageLegislatureMilitary legal affairsGovernment and politicsCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseProducts and servicesChinaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e454f748cb8424c9ee8212ae28ef357Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:24:52 GMTCrews battle California fire's explosive growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5635b56c446341d781f48b2bfde2900bWEED, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresProduction facilitiesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5635b56c446341d781f48b2bfde2900bWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:14:25 GMTKohl's holiday hiring to rise by a thirdhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd3f6359f744cada583a41029fa389aNEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's 50,000.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsHolidaysHoliday shoppingPersonnelCareersOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd3f6359f744cada583a41029fa389aWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:36 GMTTop Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2816df9031ab4cc38ddff457414a4fe9RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a "heinous crime" and saying perpetrators including Islamic State militants deserve punishment in line with Islamic law.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIAYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsTerrorismReligionMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2816df9031ab4cc38ddff457414a4fe9Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:07:25 GMTWary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/285c86a12d4e46a491d80c4bd3124234WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/285c86a12d4e46a491d80c4bd3124234Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:19:15 GMTEisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's designhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6d237fb5bd14943a9ee46c0e2eb88dcWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry's design after years of controversy over the project.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsArchitectureArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6d237fb5bd14943a9ee46c0e2eb88dcWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:06:09 GMT