FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:28 -0700Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.SHAWN POGATCHNIKROBERT BARRiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestChristianityLegislatureNationalismLocal governmentsLegislationReligionSocial affairsUnited KingdomScotlandWalesEnglandLondonNorthern IrelandCardiffEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 15:23:14 GMTUnemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:16:22 GMTDempsey lauds French airstrike against militants, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 14:56:15 GMTCar bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:36:12 GMTFemale fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably (AP) — Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players — one she'd rather not do, but can't help.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsDomestic violenceCollege sportsMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesChicagoMinnesotaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:03 GMTSuspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges YORK (AP) — A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsEmbassiesBombingsLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:27:23 GMTCornet cruises into Guangzhou Open final, China (AP) — Alize Cornet of France will play for her second title of the year in the Guangzhou Open final after beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsGuangzhouChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 15:15:23 GMTSyrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday, fleeing militants from the Islamic State group, a Turkish official said.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:24 GMTChina fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 15:39:22 GMTNigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from freeing victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseEmergency managementAccidents and disastersAccidentsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaNigeriaLagosSouthern AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 19 Sep 2014 14:59:29 GMTFlorida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago after the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSuicidesFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:39:00 GMTNigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica (AP) — A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNigeriaSouth AfricaWest AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 19 Sep 2014 14:38:51 GMTUS stocks climb higher in early trading YORK (AP) — The stock market is heading higher Friday as the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares its stock-market debut. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above the record level reached the day before.MATTHEW CRAFTKELVIN CHANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandHong KongEast AsiaAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:43 GMTNFL to partner with domestic violence hotline YORK (AP) — Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, the NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsDomestic violenceSex in societySports governanceViolenceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesProfessional footballFootball, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:56 GMTNC ferry system ready to launch fall schedule HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — With the peak of the tourist season having passed, the Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation is reducing the number of runs on its Hatteras-Ocracoke route.tTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:54:21 GMTFloods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersRivers and streamsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 15:38:54 GMT'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson on its opening night in 1989.LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMoviesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:27:49 GMTReport faults Amherst and UMass for party problems, Mass. (AP) — A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:23:07 GMTColor lines are blurred in ABC comedy 'black-ish' HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansComedy performanceSocial issuesSocial affairsTelevision programsCelebrityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:02 GMTFDA tweaks food safety rules due next year (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleFood safetyAgricultureDisease outbreaksGovernment regulationsLegislaturePublic healthHealthIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsGeneral newsWater environment, 19 Sep 2014 15:09:30 GMTMalta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaltaGuineaVallettaWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 15:01:01 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:55:27 GMTSouth Africa's murder rate goes up (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:28 GMTSarkozy announces France political comeback (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is making a political comeback in France despite his legal troubles.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:51 GMTCase of American jailed in Cuba back in US court (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years jailed in Cuba argued before a federal appeals court that his client should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:55:55 GMTIran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks NATIONS (AP) — Iran and six world powers are launching a fresh effort to try to narrow stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.iGeneral newsIranMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:27 GMTGauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:48:22 GMTKenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job.JASON STRAZIUSOTOM ODULAiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaNairobiEast AfricaSomaliaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 15:08:48 GMTPolice: Airport lockdown followed drug shooting, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Arizona say an attempted drug transaction was behind a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:53 GMTJury resumes deliberations in Ga. salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are still working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:48 GMTUS troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight (AP) — The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims.LOLITA C. BALDORwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:26 GMT2 French students struck by gunfire on school trip (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 14:50:27 GMTRussian investigators deny billionaire's release (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 15:03:53 GMTScotland: Who won? Who lost? (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?ROBERT BARRiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 14:31:58 GMTPolice visited 49er McDonald's home before arrest JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police say they responded to an argument at 49ers lineman Ray McDonald's home in San Jose three months before his arrest there on suspicion of domestic violence.aGeneral newsSportsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeProfessional footballFootballSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:59 GMTThe Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.HARUKA NUGAiBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 14:32:32 GMTArtist says tax case shows China's dark side (AP) — China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOnline mediaPolitical and civil unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsDocumentariesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsMediaPolitical issuesEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:04 GMTOklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:20 GMTLepchenko upsets Radwanska at Korea Open, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 15:01:41 GMTSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsEmbassiesHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownGuineaLiberiaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:53 GMTBroken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment, Ohio (AP) — A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportationFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersColumbusOhioNorfolkUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:31 GMTJekyll Island hosting shrimp and grits festival ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Lovers of shrimp and grits are heading to the Georgia coast this weekend for a three-day celebration of the Southern seafood dish.tTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:22 GMTWozniacki, Kerber, Ivanovic reach Tokyo semis (AP) — Ana Ivanovic beat Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 for the first time since 2008 to reach the Pan Pacific Open semifinals on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 14:51:02 GMTCourt again delays Kenya president's trial HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence.iGeneral newsCrimeCourtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 15:07:23 GMTBurke fires consultant over jobs plan copying, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she had severed ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.SCOTT BAUERaGovernment and politicsHiring and recruitmentState governmentsPersonnelBusinessWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:26:06 GMTItalian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesWorld War IIAccidentsWar and unrestEventsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 14:35:40 GMTAlex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomLondonEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:01 GMTSearch resumes for Texas deputy missing in flood, Texas (AP) — The search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy resumed Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:18 GMTBiden: Young men need to stand against violence (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses.KEN THOMASwGovernment and politicsHigher educationViolenceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 19 Sep 2014 15:31:26 GMTScottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 15:14:38 GMT