FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Sep 2014 06:39:59 -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 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 GMTShootings reported by NYC West Indian parade route YORK (AP) — Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 12:39:20 GMTMilitary action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum (AP) — The king of Lesotho is taking action to fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee the mountainous African country.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsConstitutionsCabinetsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsElectionsNational governmentsInternational relationsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaMaseruAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 11:27:22 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 GMTIsraeli children return to school after Gaza war SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 12:01:47 GMTChinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 11:28:40 GMTMcGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards three of Europe's biggest names failed to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the equation appeared simple for captain Paul McGinley as he prepared to select his three wild cards.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsMen's golfRyder CupMen's sportsGolfEventsEurope, 01 Sep 2014 13:01:27 GMTLibya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet (AP) — Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsEgyptLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 12:16:22 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 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 GMTSurly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureMid-term electionsUnited States General ElectionHouse electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 13:20:17 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 11:15:54 GMTPoland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.iGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsPolandGermanyEuropeUkraineEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 01 Sep 2014 12:04:30 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, activists said.RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCivil warsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIsraelIrelandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 13:19:50 GMTTurkey summons US diplomat over spying report (AP) — The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesDiplomacyInternational relationsTurkeyUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 12:10:37 GMTFamily of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty (AP) — The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.DaNICA KIRKAiGeneral newsHealthArrestsTumorsCrimes against childrenCrimeCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 11:46:04 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 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 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 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 11:41:29 GMT3 children killed in knife attack at China school (AP) — A 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a fruit knife at an elementary school in central China on Monday, killing three children and injuring six other people before jumping to his death, officials said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 12:31:56 GMTOslo police suspect base jumping death at ski jump (AP) — Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo.iGeneral newsNordic skiingMen's skiingMen's sportsSportsSkiingNorwayOsloWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 12:51:19 GMTAmericans detained in North Korea call for US help, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday 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 high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsEmbassiesTravelInternational relationsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 11:53:20 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 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 GMTAnti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel (AP) — The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country.GEIR MOULSONiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Sep 2014 11:23:59 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 GMTFilipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaIsraelSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 13:26:39 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 GMTWill traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.JOAN LOWYwGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsTransportation safetyCrimeTransportationAccidents and disastersGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 13:13:54 GMTParents of ill UK boy to remain in Spanish custody (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the detention for 72 hours of a British couple who took their critically ill 5-year-old son abroad against doctors' advice.iGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderExtraditionArrestsCrimeUnited KingdomSpainMalagaWestern EuropeEuropeMadrid, 01 Sep 2014 13:09:59 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 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America Cubans go to the beach to cool off during the summer, they use any kind of transportation they can find: bus; horse-drawn carriage; classic cars from the 1950s.The Associated PressaGeneral newsBrazilMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth AmericaCentral America, 01 Sep 2014 13:12:07 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 GMTAid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken (AP) — Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIraqUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 13:02:42 GMTNATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEastern EuropeRussiaEurope, 01 Sep 2014 12:44:01 GMTReport: Former Iran vice president convicted, Iran (AP) — A judiciary spokesman in Iran says a former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, without elaborating.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 12:11:52 GMTModi visit draws pledges of support from Japan (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support 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 11:12:39 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 GMTSpain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.danica kirkaiGeneral newsHealthTumorsArrestsCancerLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsChild and teen healthLaw and orderCrimeUnited KingdomMadridSpainMalagaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 13:28:32 GMTEx-Romanian foreign minister under communism dies, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.iGeneral newsObituariesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCommunismRomaniaSoviet UnionEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 12:52:21 GMTGreece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.iBusinessGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsGreeceParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 01 Sep 2014 12:20:07 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 newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesIslamGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionIraqGenevaUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 12:41:25 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