FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 02:29:52 -0700Democrats may face 2nd fight in Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate even if the state Supreme Court orders the current nominee to be removed from the ballot, in a dispute that could affect which party controls the Senate.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCourtsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:21:37 GMTBig break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have warned the public that 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder. One local school district has closed Wednesday because of safety concerns for students and staff.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:41:02 GMTDoctors to provide update on Toronto mayor (AP) — A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCampaignsMunicipal governmentsLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTorontoCanadaOntarioNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:50:16 GMTChina police formally arrest Chan son in drug case (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityArrestsDrug-related crimeLaw and orderCrimeChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 09:05:34 GMTLawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 07:31:48 GMTMarijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:27 GMTShelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead, Ukraine (AP) — A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.iGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:53 GMTBangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader Tuesday whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsWar crimesWar casualtiesIslamismWar and unrestNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:22:50 GMTObama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsCivil warsMilitant groupsNational securityInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqTampaMiddle EastNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:07 GMTCuts to food stamps will only hit four states (AP) — An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramGovernment programs, 17 Sep 2014 07:17:41 GMTTycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsHong KongUnited KingdomMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:17:01 GMTWeakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.PETER ORSIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersTravelEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:47 GMTStrong euro dents 1st-half profits for Zara owner (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:14:59 GMTMagnitude-6.7 quake shakes Guam; no tsunami threat, Guam (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGuamHagatnaOceania, 17 Sep 2014 08:43:13 GMTRed tide off northwest Florida could hit economy, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsScienceAlgaeCoastlines and beachesOceanographyAnimalsEconomyOceansPlantsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsBusinessFloridaSt. PetersburgGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:29:45 GMTTulsa sheriff's deputy accused of sexual assault, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home, a case that follows a state trooper being arrested on a rape complaint and an Oklahoma City officer being accused of sexually assaulting several women.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimePolice brutalityLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaTulsaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:24:33 GMTAirstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50 (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMassacresRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCivil warsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 08:00:52 GMTVikings bar Peterson from all team activities (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipCelebritySports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:33 GMTQuotations in the News"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 07:02:13 GMTUS man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:47:00 GMTCuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsGovernment programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:27:25 GMTVikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:59 GMTAirstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50 (AP) — Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:00 GMTExcitement and relief in landmark Fiji election, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareFijiSuvaOceania, 17 Sep 2014 08:29:25 GMTBank of England remains split on rates (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent.fBusinessEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:03 GMTEbola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.LAURAN NEERGAARDJIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsForeign aidLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaGuineaSierra LeoneDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:23:58 GMTArizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsNatural disastersWeather patternsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureArizonaPhoenixColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:45:33 GMTChina leader inaugurates Sri Lankan port project, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inaugurated a $1.4 billion port city being built in Sri Lanka with loans from Chinese banks, underlining his country's growing role in the region ahead of a state visit to India.iBusinessGeneral newsInaugurationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndiaChinaSri LankaMaldivesColomboSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 17 Sep 2014 07:54:08 GMTEyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.MICHAEL J. MISHAKpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsMilitant groups2016 United States Presidential ElectionWar and unrestPublic opinionForeign policyLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical partiesGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastFloridaIraqNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:30:27 GMTBlacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.JESSE J. HOLLANDeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHispanicsPublic opinionNewspapersMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNews mediaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:01:47 GMTChinese minority scholar on trial for separatism, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial Wednesday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists are seeking an independent state.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsLegal proceedingsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:27 GMTBillionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization.iBusinessGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:53:51 GMTNo welfare for weed under House bill (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsLegislatureLegislationGovernment business and financeBusiness, 17 Sep 2014 07:21:28 GMTWorld stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates and reports that China is providing extra liquidity to major state banks.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsMalaysiaChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:40:04 GMTPolish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawSoviet UnionRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 17 Sep 2014 08:37:22 GMTNew IS video warns US over Iraq deployment (AP) — The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 08:42:17 GMTA guide to Scotland as independence vote nears, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowLondonEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:46:32 GMTNo Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:31:37 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSports, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:37 GMTBenghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesLegislaturePolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:16 GMTTaliban kill 6 Afghan policemen in ambush, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 07:46:38 GMTSony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 08:13:55 GMTS. Korea detains US man in waters near border, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:31 GMTFire damage to mill another blow to timber town, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresProduction facilitiesNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:49 GMTMan drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.WALTER BERRYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeArizonaKingmanBullhead CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:51:56 GMTHow the Media Insight Project survey was conducted Media Insight Project survey on news consumption and perceptions among Hispanic and African-American audiences was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults. Interviews included 1,006 respondents on landline telephones and 486 on cellphones. The sample included oversamples of 318 non-Hispanic African- American adults and 358 Hispanic adults.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentHispanicsMedia, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:51 GMTMiley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance, Ore. (AP) — A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him.STEVEN DUBOISfBusinessArts and entertainmentSmall businessMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 06:49:32 GMTWary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsLegislatureArmed forcesMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 07:22:47 GMTAlibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate governanceCorporate newsChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 06:49:57 GMTIsrael official: plea bargain for celebrity rabbi (AP) — An Israeli official says a multimillionaire celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeIsraelMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 07:41:06 GMT