FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Sep 2014 07:08:15 -0700Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed six people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 13:41:08 GMTAfghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.iGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:53 GMTScotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum (AP) — Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:43:39 GMTTurkish security forces clash with Kurds KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 10:12:08 GMTKenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans marked one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people and leaving the capital unsettled for days as militants battled with security and people trapped inside tried to flee the fighting.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 13:02:56 GMTRetiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.iGeneral newsSportsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 10:23:09 GMTNew Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the country's presidential election, but the commission did not release final vote figures.JASON STRAZIUSORAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsCabinetsNational electionsRun-off electionsElectionsVotingInternational relationsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiaKabulUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:25:10 GMTNASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's show time at Mars.MARCIA DUNNhtGeneral newsSciencePlanetsAerospace technologyAtmospheric scienceAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 08:14:58 GMTEgypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week, West Bank (AP) — Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory, a Palestinian official said Sunday.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesDiplomacyCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 13:24:47 GMTUkraine says rebel attacks continue (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Sunday that attacks by Russia-backed rebel fighters are continuing despite a cease-fire called for by both sides more than two weeks ago.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMoscowUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:57:56 GMTGang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.htGeneral newsTechnologyBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 12:11:08 GMTInjured Azarenka pulls out of Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.sSportsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsWuhanChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 12:30:36 GMTTurkey: We'll keep secret behind hostage release, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsHostage situationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 11:56:21 GMTHuge Northern California wildfire keeps growing PINES, Calif. (AP) — As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 09:21:13 GMTLast king of Nepal suffers heart attack, Nepal (AP) — The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.iGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 08:43:30 GMTUkraine says it won't pull back troops just yet (AP) — A Ukrainian official says Kiev won't pull back its troops until the previously agreed cease-fire is implemented.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 10:50:42 GMTUN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.wGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:02 GMTBomb kills policeman near Egypt foreign ministry (AP) — Security officials say a roadside bomb went off on a busy downtown Cairo street near the foreign ministry, killing a senior policeman.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsBombingsInternational relationsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 09:35:16 GMTSpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.MARCIA DUNNhtBusinessScienceTechnologySpace launchesSpace exploration3-D technologyGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEntertainment and media technologyPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 07:49:05 GMTSyria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds.DESMOND BUTLERSUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:51:29 GMTGerman families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash (AP) — German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBerlinGermanyUkraineMalaysiaRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:57:56 GMTVenus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:19:02 GMTCalifornia authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates have been recaptured a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaMaderaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 08:45:16 GMTMarch on global warming expected to draw thousands YORK (AP) — Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.aGeneral newsClimateEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 12:38:11 GMTWho wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?CHARLES BABINGTONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionLegislatureUnited States General ElectionElection recountsPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsUnited StatesLouisianaAlaskaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:21:36 GMTAt Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesWomen's sportsTerritorial disputesHuman rights and civil libertiesOlympic gamesEventsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWinter Olympic gamesSouth KoreaJapanChinaEast AsiaSyriaKashmirBeijingMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaCentral AsiaIraqAsiaGreater ChinaIndia, 21 Sep 2014 12:20:38 GMT5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 11:58:31 GMTPliskova beats Lepchenko to win Korea Open, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 10:11:25 GMTEgyptian military helicopter crashes, 6 killed (AP) — Egyptian state television says a military helicopter has crashed in an oasis province southwest of Cairo, killing six and wounding one.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 12:21:31 GMTSpanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system.JORGE SAINZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer crimeTheftFraud and false statementsIndictmentsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMadridSpainDominican RepublicUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 10:31:39 GMTSyria blasts coalition against Islamic State, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismChemical weaponsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:47 GMTFormer Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.sSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationProfessional footballFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 12:56:12 GMTBomb kills 3 near Egypt foreign ministry (AP) — Security officials say a roadside bomb went off on a busy downtown Cairo street, killing two policemen and a passer-by near the foreign ministry.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsBombingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoNile RiverMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 08:29:10 GMTHopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSyriaIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:45:10 GMT9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect, Pa. (AP) — Roadblocks have been removed outside the northeastern Pennsylvania community where police searched for the suspect in last week's deadly police barracks ambush. But authorities urged residents to remain vigilant as the manhunt reaches its ninth day.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeBlockadesDocumentariesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:49:48 GMTDay 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.MARC LEVYMARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 08:13:14 GMTPope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence for a world witnessing conflict in God's name.LLAZAR SEMINIiGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesAlbaniaEuropeTiranaEastern Europe, 21 Sep 2014 08:04:47 GMTThose 0-2 teams better get started now sputtering machines in New Orleans and Indianapolis had better fire up soon.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL Super BowlProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballEventsPhiladelphiaNew YorkMiamiJacksonvilleJacksonvilleBuffaloOaklandSan FranciscoTampaIllinoisIndianaGreen BayHoustonPittsburghSan DiegoDallasCincinnatiClevelandSt. LouisSeattleKansas CityWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridaTexasCaliforniaWisconsinOhioMissouri, 21 Sep 2014 07:45:43 GMTWife of UK hostage issues plea to militants (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 12:12:55 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsBombingsWar casualtiesWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoNile RiverMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 12:59:40 GMTBomb kills 2 policemen near Egypt Foreign Ministry (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsBombingsInternational relationsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 10:23:20 GMTChinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit, Iran (AP) — A Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy, Iran's state television reported on Sunday.iGeneral newsMaritime piracyCrimeChinaIranGulf of AdenPersian GulfGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 12:19:08 GMTUS general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria, Croatia (AP) — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesBaghdadCroatiaSyriaMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:34:25 GMTFeds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.TAMI ABDOLLAHERIC TUCKERaGovernment and politicsCivil rights violationsPoliceHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseLos AngelesDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 11:40:59 GMTUS applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 12:43:29 GMTSecurity clash with Kurds on Turkey Syria border, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on dozens of Kurds at the border with Syria where tens of thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees have streamed across to escape the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 08:44:28 GMTSecurity breach prompts more White House security (AP) — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:34:03 GMTUN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 08:47:46 GMTPope denounces perversion of religion for violence, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he visited Albania on Sunday, holding up as a model the Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal oppression under communism but now live and work peacefully together.LLAZAR SEMININICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesAlbaniaEuropeTiranaEastern Europe, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:10 GMTAfghan presidential candidates sign unity deal, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.JASON STRAZIUSORAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsCabinetsGovernment and politicsRun-off electionsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsVotingAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 11:27:47 GMT