FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 06:26:58 -0700US producer prices unchanged in August (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.CHRISTOPHER RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomy, 16 Sep 2014 13:12:15 GMTDowned wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service (AP) — Amtrak says it's now providing limited service from Washington to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.wGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportationWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:33:56 GMTTrump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleFood and drinkAccommodationsTravelAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:54:34 GMTOhio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes (AP) — Cincinnati city officials have pledged to help a crime-victim advocate produce decks of playing cards featuring cold-case homicides.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:43:46 GMTBelgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsHealthEuthanasiaCrimeDeath and dyingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 12:31:17 GMTHertz adding Icahn-backed candidates to its board, Fla. (AP) — Dodging a proxy fight with billionaire Carl Icahn, Hertz has added three of his chosen candidates to the board.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNaplesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:36:29 GMTResearchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.TERENCE CHEAiGeneral newsScienceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:47:58 GMTAnother Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleFood and drinkAccommodationsTravelAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 13:08:11 GMTNYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbing PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:57:35 GMTNobel laureates appeal to South Africa (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates has appealed to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsBuddhismPassports and visasReligionSocial affairsTravelLifestyleSouth AfricaCape TownTibetSouthern AfricaAfricaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 11:50:26 GMTImage of Asia: Kicking off the Asian Games this photo by Rob Griffith, North Korea's Yunmi Kim attempts to kick the ball from Vietnam's goalkeeper Thi Kieu Trinh Dang during a women's soccer match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The North Korean women won silver in the 2010 games and are among the favorites for gold this year. They won the match against Vietnam 5-0. As at the men's opening match a day earlier, the North Korean women were cheered on by a small but enthusiastic contingent of local supporters. The opening ceremony for the Asian Games is Friday.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesEventsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:38 GMTEx-state prosecutor, wife sentenced in child abuse (AP) — A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after child welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:50:24 GMTFBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeMissouriIndependenceKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:49:57 GMTPope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianitySeniorsReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 12:11:04 GMTProfile of gunman who ambushed troopers released killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:32:57 GMTWorld stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited KingdomJapanScotlandEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 16 Sep 2014 12:44:18 GMTLava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsScienceEvacuationsVolcanoesMunicipal governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 11:41:04 GMTThai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.THANYARAT DOKSONEtTravelLifestyleGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesViolent crimeCrimeEnvironment and natureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandBangkokNorfolkSoutheast AsiaAsiaVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:48 GMTKremlin-friendly tycoon buys Russian social media (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has paid $1.5 billion to gain full control of one of Russia's most popular social media websites, VKontakte.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaMediaOnline mediaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:26 GMTThe Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin's wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here's a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.BETH J. HARPAZeArts and entertainmentTravelLifestyleNational parksMuseumsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNew YorkManhattanNew York CityMaineNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:46:56 GMTRoad blocked for search in barracks shooting probe say a road was blocked overnight as part of the investigation into the ambush shooting that killed one state trooper and critically injured another outside a rural northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:19:21 GMTPoetry longlist announced for National Book Awards YORK (AP) — Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 16 Sep 2014 12:37:40 GMT1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan, Poland (AP) — One Polish soldier was killed and two others wounded Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, a military spokesman said.iGeneral newsBombingsWar casualtiesWar and unrestTerrorismAfghanistanPolandKabulCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 12:27:57 GMTChinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka on Tuesday to forge closer ties and help launch a $1.4 billion port city project funded by his government.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChinaSri LankaSouth AsiaColomboGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 13:14:49 GMTIraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense (AP) — The Iraqi parliament rejected the prime minister's nominees for defense and interior ministers, leaving the two crucial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition prepares to intensify airstrikes against the Islamic States group that controls vast parts of the country.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsWar and unrestLegislatureElectionsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:17 GMTFIFA audit panel member stood down from duty (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.sSportsMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsCriminal investigations2014 FIFA World CupSoccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeFIFA World CupEventsCayman IslandsCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 13:12:03 GMTWoman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsNigeriaLagosWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 12:44:21 GMTGet a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour (AP) — In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour.CARYN ROUSSEAUtFood and drinkTravelLifestyleLeisure travelChicagoNew York CityIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 16 Sep 2014 12:19:40 GMTWest Bank settler group boasts rapid growth (AP) — The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 12:23:47 GMTScientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsScienceSquidMollusksAnimalsNew ZealandOceania, 16 Sep 2014 11:54:14 GMTUkraine parliament ratifies EU pact, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationUkraineCrimeaMoscowDonetskEuropeRussiaKievEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 12:40:12 GMTEx-chief in Uzi death case in more legal trouble, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:26:27 GMTMore children live to age 5, work still to be done (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsChild and teen healthDeath ratesHealth statisticsImmunizationsDemographicsSocial affairsPublic healthLung diseaseDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesBangladeshNepalSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaEast AfricaWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:15 GMTVerdict postponed on Saudi Shiite cleric, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi Arabian court has postponed issuing a verdict in a sensitive case against a popular Shiite cleric who faces charges that carry the death sentence.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsIslamReligionSocial affairsLaw and orderSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 12:15:38 GMTUS to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.JIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesMilitary affairsLegislature hearingsDiseases and conditionsLegislatureGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 13:11:32 GMTPolice to resume search for missing UVa student, Va. (AP) — Police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who's been missing since Saturday.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:41:50 GMTScotland took long road to independence vote, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghAthensWestern EuropeEuropeGreece, 16 Sep 2014 12:26:22 GMTSyrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group (AP) — A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsCivil warsMunicipal governmentsBombingsPolitical activismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPolitical issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 12:58:09 GMTStagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir, India (AP) — Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus as they hope the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.AIJAZ HUSSAINKATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseFloodsHealthAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 11:52:32 GMTUN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola (AP) — The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 12:50:42 GMTLower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild (AP) — Lower gas, food costs keep US producer prices unchanged in August as inflation remains mild.fBusinessPricesEconomy, 16 Sep 2014 12:33:39 GMTCoptic Christians clash with police in Egypt (AP) — A security official says a couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in southern Egypt after holding a demonstration in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife.iGeneral newsReligious strifeProtests and demonstrationsChristianityKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsCrimeEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 13:04:03 GMTWeakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:39 GMTGo For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont, Vt. (AP) — Let's not call this a "beer run." That has such a... Friday night frat boy connotation. Let's instead call this a "beer journey."J.M. HIRSCHtFood and drinkLifestyleTravelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessVermontMontpelierBarreUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:44:45 GMTHertz adds Icahn-backed candidates to its board, Fla. (AP) — Dodging a proxy fight with billionaire Carl Icahn, Hertz has added three of his chosen candidates to the board.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNaplesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:33 GMTDutch ease off austerity, will spend on military (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEventsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 12:21:30 GMTA look at US response to Ebola crisis (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:wHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesLiberiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:25 GMTSouth Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana (AP) — Human rights lawyers are pressing South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.iGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaBotswanaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 12:48:26 GMTRoadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsImprovised explosivesCrimePoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 12:56:03 GMTReview: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel LouisJESSE J. HOLLANDeArts and entertainmentAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityBooks and literatureNewspapersLegislatureEntertainmentSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsHuman welfare, 16 Sep 2014 11:57:53 GMT