FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Sep 2014 11:11:51 -0700NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.DAVE SKRETTAaGeneral newsSportsIslamReligionSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:41 GMT2015 Westminster pack to include 2 new breeds YORK (AP) — A Hungarian hunting dog and a cheerful breed known as the "royal dog of Madagascar" will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year.aGeneral newsSportsDog showsDogsMammalsAnimals, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:04 GMTJail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days, Wash. (AP) — An inmate's escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found.aGeneral newsOdditiesPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:39 GMTAfghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban insurgency.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:29:58 GMTMarathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival, which her lawyer called "an uncorroborated claim."COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBomb threatsLaw and orderEventsBombingsManhattanBostonNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 30 Sep 2014 17:28:49 GMTDrug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARJACK GILLUMhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedical technologyMedicationGovernment-funded health insuranceTechnologyHealth care industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment programs, 30 Sep 2014 18:06:44 GMTEd Sullivan statue stolen from TV academy plaza ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:05:31 GMTReview: 'Gone Girl' delicious suburban noir predominant image throughout David Fincher's films, from the uncovered horrors of "Se7en" to the Machiavellian maneuverings of "House of Cards," has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 30 Sep 2014 18:08:27 GMTGroup: US gambling had $240 billion impact in 2013 VEGAS (AP) — Gambling industry officials say U.S. casinos had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:14 GMTDeceased man's family files claim against Moore, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man who died after a struggle with police outside of a Moore movie theater in February has filed a claim against the city.aGeneral newsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:56 GMTJeb Bush talks education for Arkansas GOP hopeful, Ark. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas Tuesday despite differences between the Republicans on key school reforms, as the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate stepped up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.ANDREW DeMILLOpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingState governmentsEducation2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesSocial affairsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsPolitical organizationsArkansasUnited StatesHutchinsonNorth AmericaKansas, 30 Sep 2014 18:02:52 GMTWeather service storm forecasts get more localized (AP) — The National Weather Service can now give better, faster and more pinpointed severe weather forecasts because of new computer simulations.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral news, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:51 GMTMicrosoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances FRANCISCO (AP) — The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:49:16 GMTTunisia presidential vote to feature 27 candidates, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's election commission has announced that 27 candidates will be competing in November's presidential election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:13 GMTKenny Smith, family to appear on TBS reality show YORK (AP) — Former NBA star Kenny Smith and his family will appear on a reality show on TBS in the spring.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's basketballSports mediaMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketball, 30 Sep 2014 17:53:05 GMT1 student shot, 2nd in custody at NC high school, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:04 GMTDecorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge YORK (AP) — Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home.aGeneral newsIndictmentsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 30 Sep 2014 17:28:29 GMTCalifornia becomes first state to ban plastic bags, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessLegislationReferendumsState legislatureMaterials industryIndustriesLegislatureElectionsState governmentsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:02:52 GMTHong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets with tens of thousands of people in the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.JOANNA CHIUiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational incidentsPolitical and civil unrestDemocracyGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingUnited KingdomGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 17:44:19 GMTArgentina moves to local trustee for bonds AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:52:42 GMTUS stocks meander in afternoon trading YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly drop this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal. Oil prices plunged, pulling energy companies' stocks down.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesHong KongNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 17:36:55 GMTUtah man attacked with chemical lye LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is facing assault and mayhem charges, accused of attacking another man by spraying him in the face with chemical lye.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsTheftCrimeViolent crimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:10 GMTEducation Dept awards $75M in innovation grants (AP) — The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.htGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducationScienceTechnologySocial affairs, 30 Sep 2014 17:49:59 GMTCatholic priest in Puerto Rico accused of abuse JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico is being investigated for improper conduct with a minor and has been suspended from his duties, church and government officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Sep 2014 17:44:38 GMTBahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."ALEXANDRA OLSONiGeneral newsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingImmigrationEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBahamasCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:42 GMTObama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda (AP) — President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the "poorest of the poor."JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiaDistrict of ColumbiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:32 GMTSavvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service (AP) — The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it much farther into the executive mansion than previously known.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:18:58 GMTUS Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneGhanaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:28:24 GMTPanama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum CITY (AP) — After years of delays, Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that officials hope will become a cultural landmark and symbolize the country's recent economic ascent.JUAN ZAMORANOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsArchitectureInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationAnimalsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsExecutive branchPanamaPanama CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:07 GMT2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk YORK (AP) — Two different children's hoodies were recalled Tuesday because of a possible choking risk.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:43 GMTUN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria NATIONS (AP) — The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestCollateral damageHumanitarian crisesCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:53:50 GMTMyanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms YORK (AP) — Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up "an unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in Myanmar's transition to democracy, the nation's foreign minister said Tuesday, but denied the unrest has been fueled by racism.MATTHEW PENNINGTONaGeneral newsReligious strifeHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigration policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGovernment policyUnited KingdomMyanmarWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 17:26:10 GMTFeds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers, Del. (AP) — Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.RANDALL CHASEhtGeneral newsTechnologyTheftConspiracyHackingLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeTechnology law and ethicsCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessEspionageTechnology issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesDelawareNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:53:47 GMTMichelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.J.M. HIRSCHaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleRestaurantsChefsTravel publicationsTravelQueensNew York CityManhattanBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:59:30 GMTOil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTransportationCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:52:53 GMTReport: Weapons seen at Kentucky high school, Ky. (AP) — Students are being led out of a Kentucky high school after a report of weapons seen on campus.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:04:40 GMTPsych hospital won't treat school stabbing suspect (AP) — A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsViolent crimeJuvenile crimeCrimeLaw and orderCorrectional systemsPennsylvaniaPittsburghPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:22:10 GMTNASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers are preparing to crash a former military helicopter to test how various materials affect the likelihood of injuries for occupants.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:40 GMTPolice: Naked woman in semi that hit school bus, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the tractor-trailer that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:49:00 GMTObama, Modi tout potential for deeper econ ties (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the world's two largest democracies Tuesday, while seeking to address concerns that they have grown apart.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessIndiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMTUS consumer confidence slides in September (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:32:02 GMTWhite House urges Secret Service to release probe (AP) — President Barack Obama's spokesman is urging the Secret Service to release results of its investigation into a White House intrusion as soon as possible.wGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:55:52 GMTGuinea-Bissau leader pardons accused in coup try, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau's new president has pardoned a group of soldiers who were convicted in a failed 2012 coup attempt, according to a decree read out on the radio Tuesday.LASSANA CASSAMAiGeneral newsPardons and commutationsLaw and orderBissauGuinea-BissauWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:10 GMTTurkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Tuesday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqAnkaraWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:29 GMTJudge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A prosecutor in a murder case against ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez say his lawyers agreed to turn over a cellphone the defense now claims was illegally seized.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:05:33 GMTPolice hold evidence in UVa missing student case, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night, on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsForensicsMissing personsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentVirginiaCharlottesvilleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:07:18 GMTFeds: More reforms needed at Rikers jail complex YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City's efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:52:34 GMTPolice nab suspect after he's invited into home ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.aGeneral newsOdditiesFraud and false statementsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderPalo AltoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMTFCC spikes sports blackout rule (AP) — The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts.JENNIFER C. KERReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional footballFootball, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:47 GMTOhio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.DAN SEWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 17:44:31 GMT