FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 15 Sep 2014 19:58:15 -0700Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.sSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports governanceProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sports, 16 Sep 2014 02:28:12 GMTAP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsCivil warsWar and unrestGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 22:54:56 GMTJudge halts proceedings in child stabbing case, Wis. (AP) — A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation.TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:23 GMT$13K restitution ordered in Banksy defacement case CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Monday to defacing two Park City murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVandalismPublic artCrimeLaw and orderVisual artsUtahPark CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:28:00 GMTFacing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith, N.H. (AP) — The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview airing Monday night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.aGeneral newsIslamReligionChristianitySocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSudanManchesterNew HampshireMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:02:14 GMTBP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BECKY BOHRERaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsState legislaturePersonnelLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 01:56:02 GMTColts lead Eagles 7-3 after 1st quarter (AP) — Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.JIM JOHNSONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 01:20:38 GMTTaxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.DEEPTI HAJELAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyReligionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 22:57:17 GMTHundreds flee 3 California wildfires; homes burn FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire that broke out in far Northern California on Monday burned at least 75 structures, forced the evacuation of about 1,500 residents and caused the closure of a major interstate freeway.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:50:25 GMTColts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftime (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns in the first half to help the Indianapolis Colts to a 17-6 halftime lead against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.JIM JOHNSONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:20 GMTNASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace explorationAsteroidsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAstronomyFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:23:33 GMTHurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014Property damageStormsFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPower outagesAccommodationsEventsService outagesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsTravelLifestyleMexicoLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBoliviaSouth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:17:07 GMTBurger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesHonoluluNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:59:24 GMTProsecutor says Utah man shot had real sword LAKE CITY (AP) — A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors said Monday.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsViolent crimeSocial mediaCrimePoliceOnline mediaMediaLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:11 GMTAPNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthHealth care costsHealth issuesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:10:48 GMTAlibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 02:18:42 GMTCat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:58:20 GMTUS labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is finding against the CNN cable television network in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 workers and former workers.TOM RAUMwBusinessGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 15 Sep 2014 23:27:07 GMTOrioles beat Blue Jays 5-2, near AL East title (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 16 Sep 2014 02:28:50 GMTApple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 16 Sep 2014 01:20:30 GMTState Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.JUDY LINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical resignationsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsVotingCrimeLegislatureCampaignsLaw and orderLos AngelesSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 01:00:35 GMTNats beat Braves 4-2 close in on NL East title (AP) — Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:32:44 GMTForward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity.CHRIS TALBOTTfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentVisual artsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMarketing and advertisingCorporate news, 15 Sep 2014 23:14:20 GMTRadisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship, Minnesota (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.aSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipCorporate sponsorshipSports businessProfessional footballFootballCorporate newsBusinessGeneral newsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:08:23 GMTMets rookie deGrom ties K mark; Marlins win 6-5 YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight batters to match a major league record before the Miami Marlins finally started making contact Monday night and rallied late for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:45:41 GMTMets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:26:44 GMTVictim's family praying for girl in range accident (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:11:25 GMTNorthern California wildfire burns 100 homes, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.Associated PressaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:32:50 GMTApple releases tool to remove free U2 album YORK (AP) — Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.htBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainment, 15 Sep 2014 23:43:40 GMTBradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week (AP) — London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designLondon Fashion WeekCelebrityFashion showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEventsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 15 Sep 2014 23:46:49 GMTHouse GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group.BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestCivil warsLegislationTerrorismPolitical partiesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 02:25:31 GMTAlan Fadel wins in US Senior Amateur BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Alan Fadel beat Stephen Fox 1 up on Monday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Amateur.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaTennessee, 16 Sep 2014 02:34:39 GMTFirst U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqBaghdadNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 01:27:05 GMTStudents sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected, Ill. (AP) — More than 130 Illinois middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsIllinoisSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 22:53:02 GMTWhite House backs use of body cameras by police (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri.JOSH LEDERMANhtGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement technologyLaw enforcement agenciesTechnologyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 01:49:32 GMTOnce-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.HOPE YENwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatePhiladelphiaCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:04 GMTLava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivision, Hawaii (AP) — Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.aGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:58 GMTPG&E officials removed for improper communications FRANCISCO (AP) — Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustriesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:52:26 GMTPolice: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement, authorities said Monday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 22:50:40 GMTUN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife NATIONS (AP) — Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 02:18:33 GMTKerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.ELAINE GANLEYLARA JAKESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsInternational relationsHumanitarian assistanceDiplomacyTehranBaghdadSyriaUnited StatesIranIraqMiddle EastFranceParisRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 01:22:59 GMTU.Va. chief: 'Deep concern' for missing student, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia says the community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday.aGeneral newsHigher educationMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:13:55 GMTSmoking rates on the rise in New York City YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.JONATHAN LEMIREaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmokingMunicipal governmentsPublic healthLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:16:32 GMT12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny, Nigeria (AP) — A court martial has sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers fighting Islamic extremists to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.iGeneral newsWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 02:44:09 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 16 Sep 2014 01:01:11 GMT6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCease firesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsUkraineCrimeaMoscowRussiaDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 02:23:31 GMTNew Mexico sheriff enters plea in disputed stop, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 00:14:00 GMTBombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonRussiaUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 00:25:48 GMTHundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort that destroyed nearly two-dozen structures, officials said Monday.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:48 GMTNFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.BARRY WILNERsSportsDopingDoping regulationsSports transactionsSports governanceAthlete compensationLabor negotiationsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessPersonnelReckless endangermentCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootball, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:55 GMT