FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Sep 2014 04:15:57 -0700Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now (AP) — Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWar and unrestCease firesArmed forcesInternational relationsMilitary and defenseCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaBelarusKievEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 11:07:43 GMTNo. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU, Texas (AP) — Baylor's new stadium opened to rave reviews. The 10th-ranked Bears looked pretty good, too.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsCollege footballProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:06:19 GMTUK to propose controversial anti-terror laws (AP) — Britain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 09:10:10 GMTNew round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus (AP) — With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesMoscowUkraineRussiaBelarusEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 08:42:01 GMTObama promoting economic gains as elections near (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsDistrict of ColumbiaMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 01 Sep 2014 10:03:08 GMTLiberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsGovernment payInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLiberiaWest AfricaSenegalAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 10:16:00 GMTIran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet, Iran (AP) — Iran's president Monday urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.NASSER KARIMIhtGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesBusinessTehranIranMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 09:57:34 GMT49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityArrestsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolent crimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaSan JoseSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:49:00 GMTStatoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths (AP) — Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there.fBusinessProduction facilitiesCorporate newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesTerrorismWar and unrestAlgeriaNorwayNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 10:13:36 GMTMcGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards WATER, England (AP) — Europe captain Paul McGinley will make his three wild-card picks for the Ryder Cup on Tuesday, with five players seemingly in contention for a late call-up.sSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsEurope, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:23 GMTBeijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 08:38:10 GMTLawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesEuropeIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 08:23:30 GMTStewart back on the track, but big issues remain, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:06:19 GMTHenley leads a large chasing pack at Deutsche Bank, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley either was playing down his chances or looking at Rory McIlroy's name high on the leaderboard in the Deutsche Bank Championship.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:06:12 GMTIslamic State group becomes target of Arab satire (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.VIVIAN SALAMAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGovernment programsCivil warsTelevisionAnimation and comicsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMediaSyriaIraqSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 06:16:37 GMTSony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessTechnologyConsumer electronicsOnline mediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyMediaGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 10:37:08 GMTPoland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says the anniversary of World War II makes it crucial to put an end to the war in Ukraine.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsPolandUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 09:54:56 GMTSyrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activist said.RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil warsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIsraelLebanonMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 10:12:09 GMTTurkey issues warrants for police in alleged plot (AP) — Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33 police officers accused of plotting against the government.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 08:56:06 GMTBrace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.PHILIP ELLIOTTCATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsUnited States General ElectionCampaignsState legislatureMid-term elections2014 United States General ElectionLegislatureEventsState governmentsPolitical fundraisingGeneral electionsIowaDes MoinesNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:34:32 GMTProtesters clash with Pakistan police, storm TV (AP) — Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence.ZARAR KHANANJUM NAVEEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCricketPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsSportsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 10:08:34 GMTMan in China kills 2 in knife attack at school (AP) — Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 06:01:00 GMTUS trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsCold WarIntelligence agenciesMilitary legal affairsEspionageEventsMilitary and defenseCrimeGeneral newsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageFairbanksSoviet UnionRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 08:26:05 GMTPlacido Domingo closing act at London festival (AP) — Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London.HILARY FOXiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 01 Sep 2014 08:52:23 GMTOfficial: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver, Colo. (AP) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:47:23 GMTRevel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 06:28:13 GMTActivists: Heavy clashes in Syria's Golan Heights (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels are clashing with government troops in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 08:21:11 GMTPakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital (AP) — Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 06:40:42 GMTHeineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown (AP) — Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 08:31:33 GMTMerkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success (AP) — A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsCurrency marketsPolitical partiesElectionsFinancial marketsPolitical organizationsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 06:38:59 GMTAmericans detained in North Korea call for US help, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 09:55:00 GMTAP Source: Falcao heading to Man United on loan (AP) — Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday.ROB HARRISsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerMonacoUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 11:05:57 GMTFinnish nuclear plant further delayed until 2018 (AP) — Finnish utility TVO says construction of the country's fifth nuclear reactor has been delayed again, with the plant not expected to go online until 2018 — nine years later than initially forecast.fBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 10:55:39 GMTAlibaba IPO comes with unusual structure (AP) — Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsOnline mediaEconomyGovernment regulationsCorporate newsMediaCorporate stockGovernment and politicsChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 07:44:16 GMT19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park (AP) — Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 10:52:50 GMTChina anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong KONG (AP) — China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.KELVIN CHANCHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestMunicipal governmentsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical activismNational governmentsLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHong KongChinaBeijingTaiwanShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 11:02:49 GMTMilitary action leaves Lesotho power vacuum (AP) — The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee.iGeneral newsCabinetsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 09:48:44 GMTKanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest ANGELES (AP) — A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsGourmet foodLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFood and drinkLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 09:45:19 GMTBad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.KATHY MATHESONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentWeatherU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsFloodsAir travel disruptionsAccidents and disastersFairs and festivalsEventsTransportationRecreation and leisureLifestyleTennisSportsPhiladelphiaNew YorkNew York CityNewarkNebraskaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Jersey, 01 Sep 2014 08:20:35 GMTUN says Iraq deaths drop to 1,420 in August (AP) — The United Nations says the number of Iraqis reported killed in violence has ebbed slightly in August compared to the previous month, with some 1,420 killed.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:41 GMTAsia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower (AP) — European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaBeijingChinaEuropeUkraineUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 08:45:06 GMTParents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice were at a Madrid courthouse awaiting the start of proceedings Monday on whether to extradite them to the U.K.JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsHealthExtraditionLegal proceedingsTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 10:43:05 GMTJapan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessGeneral newsEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 07:51:44 GMTObama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingUnited States Presidential ElectionUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsCampaigns2014 United States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical approval ratingsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsPublic opinionSocial affairsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 07:31:42 GMTModi visit draws pledges of support from Japan (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan's government and business leaders Monday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsTechnologyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanIndiaNew DelhiEast AsiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 10:34:32 GMTParis suburb building blast death toll reaches 7 (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 08:49:23 GMTA timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 06:31:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children.Associated PressaGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 07:38:09 GMTUN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes (AP) — Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestDiplomacySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGenevaIraqCentral African RepublicSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastCentral AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 10:35:37 GMTMoscow urges Ukraine talks to back cease-fire (AP) — Russia's foreign minister urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine's crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaBelarusEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 10:10:03 GMT