FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 04:34:09 -0700More than 30 teens escape from detention center, Tenn. (AP) — More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.aGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:15 GMTEx-House majority leader joins investment bank, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElections, 02 Sep 2014 11:04:02 GMTGroup accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.SINAN SALAHEDDINDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar crimesEthnic cleansingMilitant groupsInternational lawWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:29 GMTUN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries, Senegal (AP) — Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.iGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaSenegalGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 11:18:08 GMTSurvey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted' (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.JOE McDONALDfBusinessGovernment regulationsMonopoly and antitrustEconomyGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeCorporate newsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:57:22 GMTWorld Cup slalom record holder Schild retires (AP) — Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins.ERIC WILLEMSENsSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingSkiingWomen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete retirementRecord setting eventsAthlete healthGeneral newsAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 10:40:21 GMTPoll says Palestinian support for Hamas rises (AP) — A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel.iGeneral newsPublic opinionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 09:29:14 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:23 GMTUkraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestArmed forcesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:14 GMTUS military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuKenyaEast AfricaNairobiAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 09:03:08 GMTRussia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyUnited StatesRussiaEstoniaUkraineEastern EuropeDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 08:05:14 GMTDethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.ESTHER HTUSANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:52 GMTSelect Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT is spending about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:40 GMTThai junta forces rights group to nix presentation (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup.THANYARAT DOKSONETODD PITMANiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitary legal affairsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 11:24:33 GMTPutin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide (AP) — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsWar and unrestArmed forcesInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:32 GMT$2.4B Revel casino shuts down after just 2 years CITY, N.J. (AP) — It opened with a bang one day at dawn a little over 2 years ago amid high hopes it would turn around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:32 GMTUK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 09:44:44 GMTShares mostly higher, strong dollar buoys Japan (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. The U.S. dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanHong KongChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 09:25:58 GMTIran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.htGeneral newsMilitary technologyWeapons technologyTechnologyTehranIranMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 08:40:50 GMTMoelis & Co. names Cantor as vice chairman YORK (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelGovernment and politics, 02 Sep 2014 11:24:58 GMTModi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanIndiaTokyoEast AsiaChinaAsiaSouth AsiaGreater China, 02 Sep 2014 10:01:38 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrest, 02 Sep 2014 09:59:53 GMTReport: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan (AP) — More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 10:59:46 GMTAttacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:53:30 GMTSchool to begin in Chicago with more safety guards (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.DON BABWINaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentMunicipal governmentsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationPersonnelBusinessViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:58 GMTPolice abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives, Lesotho (AP) — A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum.iGeneral newsWar and unrestLesothoSouthern AfricaMaseruAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 11:20:42 GMTPhilippine House rejects Aquino impeachment, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.iGeneral newsImpeachmentsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:12:18 GMTClashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31 (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsMilitant groupsGovernment transitionsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational governmentsEgyptLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 08:17:58 GMTWaldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeTrafficPoliceLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 08:27:08 GMTEuro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting (AP) — The euro's descent saw it hit a new one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, but the currency risks snapping back higher this week if the European Central Bank fails to back up its recent talk of stimulus with action.PAN PYLASfBusinessCurrency marketsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsPricesUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 10:51:27 GMTBlackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderUnited StatesBaghdadNorth AmericaIraqMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 11:21:26 GMTSurrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies (AP) — When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.JOCELYN GECKERTHANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsSexual and reproductive healthCrimePersonal loansHealthPersonal financeBusinessThailandBangkokCambodiaJapanSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 09:53:56 GMTAnti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsEmbassiesTerritorial disputesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestPhilippinesChinaManilaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:57 GMTFiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.iGeneral newsHostage situationsFijiPhilippinesManilaSuvaSyriaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 10:01:32 GMTOfficial: More than 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center; 17 still at large, Tenn. (AP) — Official: More than 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center; 17 still at large.aGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 10:08:46 GMTRecord English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 11:27:59 GMTDollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.fBusinessTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 11:18:53 GMTCommission rejects London mayor's plan for airport (AP) — Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.iBusinessGeneral newsEstuariesMunicipal governmentsEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:59 GMTPutin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark, Russia (AP) — A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoscowUkraineRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 08:10:25 GMTBomb kills 11 Egyptian policemen in Sinai, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb ripped apart an armored police vehicle travelling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 11 policemen, including an officer, security and medical officials said.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 10:32:01 GMTAustralian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 02 Sep 2014 08:33:28 GMTCourt halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBerlinGermanyFrankfurtWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 11:21:56 GMTNorth Korea athletes on mission for political gold, North Korea (AP) — It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim — or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here — that there are no barriers behind the targets, posted on simple squares of straw.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's archeryMen's archeryWomen's table tennisMen's table tennisGymnasticsWomen's gymnasticsMen's gymnasticsArcheryTable tennisPolitical issuesWomen's soccerGovernment and politicsSummer Olympic gamesProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerOlympic gamesEventsInternational soccerNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 09:57:44 GMTRevel casino goes dark after just 2 years CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:38 GMTPakistan parliament meets over political crisis (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resignREBECCA SANTANAMUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestVotingElectionsPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:21 GMTUN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria (AP) — The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday.iGeneral newsCivil warsHumanitarian assistanceHumanitarian crisesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 11:25:33 GMTSuicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:36:42 GMTAfter Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsPublic opinionWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCabinetsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 11:10:29 GMTBomb kills 8 Egyptian policemen in Sinai, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has killed eight policemen travelling in an armored vehicle in the country's troubled Sinai Peninsula.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 09:50:19 GMTAP NewsAlert, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.iGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 11:10:46 GMT