FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 12:43:45 -0700Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityArrestsCrimeSports governanceViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPhoenixArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:21:15 GMTMan arrested in fast-growing California wildfire PINES, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersArrestsNatural disastersCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:52:05 GMTJudge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution CITY (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he is concerned Oklahoma will not be able to implement new guidelines and training for executions before three inmates are scheduled to die this fall.TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsNational courtsDeath penalty controversyCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:23:58 GMTBelgium arrests Liberian ex-rebel commander (AP) — Belgium has arrested a high-ranking member of the rebel movement that plunged Liberia into conflict more than two decades ago and charged her with war crimes and crimes against humanity, a spokesman for federal prosecutors said Thursday.ROBBIE COREY-BOULETJUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestWar crimesCivil warsInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaBelgiumAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 18:28:57 GMTChevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.KEVIN BEGOSaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironmental activismEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsWater environmentEnergy and the environmentPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:23:05 GMTJury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPublic healthHealthPoisoningDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAlbanyUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:33:58 GMTTeacher hurt in crash blames rancher in standoff VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas schoolteacher is blaming Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for her injuries after her car was totaled in a crash with a Bundy cow not far from the site where Bundy supporters and federal officials came to an armed standoff.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:36 GMTScots decide future amid excitement, apprehension, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union with England that brought great prosperity but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 19:10:50 GMTMan arrested in 111-square-mile California fire PINES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in a fast-growing California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.aGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersArrestsNatural disastersCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:42:56 GMTRob Ford releases audio statement from hospital (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCancerChemotherapyLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessTorontoCanadaOntarioNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:35:15 GMTRoyal & Ancient votes to admit female members Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.DOUG FERGUSONaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfMen's sports, 18 Sep 2014 18:50:51 GMTMonfils & Kohlschreiber into Moselle Open quarters, France (AP) — Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 19:36:28 GMTNigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 18 Sep 2014 19:19:19 GMTWig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.KATE BRUMBACKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:59:50 GMTAmnesty: Nigerian police routinely use torture (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsActs of torturePolice brutalityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHuman welfareNigeriaSouth AfricaWest AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 18 Sep 2014 18:44:50 GMTUS: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday.ROBERT BURNSiBusinessGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCivil warsGuerrilla warfareArmed forcesIslamGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary and defenseReligionSocial affairsSyriaUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaFranceMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 18:47:29 GMTMLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015 YORK (AP) — Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won't be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team.RONALD BLUMsSportsMen's soccerSports team ownership changesSports transactionsProfessional soccerSoccerInternational soccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityTorontoLos AngelesNorth AmericaNew YorkOntarioCanadaCalifornia, 18 Sep 2014 18:44:41 GMTNOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August (AP) — The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth's hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceRecord setting eventsHeat wavesWeather patternsClimateOceansGeneral newsWeatherEnvironment and natureUnited StatesPacific OceanNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:49 GMTJoan Higgins wins US Senior Women's Amateur, N.J. (AP) — Joan Higgins won the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur on Thursday at Hollywood Golf Club, hitting every fairway in regulation in a 1-up victory over Canada's Judith Kyrinis.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:29:38 GMTTropical storm spares Arizona's metro areas, Ariz. (AP) — A tropical weather system that sent Arizona residents frantically stocking up on sandbags spared the state's metro areas of any major rainfall, and residents went about their business Thursday amid dry streets and sunny skies.TERRY TANGaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsHurricane Odile 2014Natural disastersFloodsEventsAccidents and disastersHurricanesArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 19:14:55 GMTGroup aims to redo neglected site on National Mall (AP) — Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsNational parksFishEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelAnimals, 18 Sep 2014 18:38:06 GMTWal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsPersonnelCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 18 Sep 2014 18:13:14 GMTKristin Gazlay named AP's top stories director YORK (AP) — Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday.aBusinessGeneral news, 18 Sep 2014 19:27:41 GMTRecords: Man urged victim to kill self via webcam, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.htGeneral newsTechnologyViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderBillingsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:28:15 GMTEmergency landing for JetBlue flight in California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A JetBlue airliner experienced engine problems and returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after a short flight that ended with passengers evacuating onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessSportsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:26:51 GMTChris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsTrafficExecutive branchTransportationTrentonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:47:02 GMTCDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsImmunizationsInfectious diseasesChild and teen healthPublic healthDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:25:21 GMTPolice: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis, Mo. (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:54:02 GMTLuiten leads Wales Open by 1 after 1st round, Wales (AP) — Joost Luiten birdied seven of his last 10 holes to grab a one-shot lead in the first round of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsWalesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 19:01:54 GMTMexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.IGNACIO MARTINEZ DE JESUSALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014Accidents and disastersNatural disastersStormsEventsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 19:33:08 GMTCalifornia bill increases Hollywood tax credits ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.JOHN ROGERSaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeLegislatureHollywoodCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:22:12 GMTTexas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsAccidents and disastersMissing personsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasAustinEl PasoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:31:43 GMTMississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsCrimes against childrenCrimeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:29:42 GMTSenate OKs Rep. Heck promotion to 1-star general VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:19:18 GMTBorder Patrol to test wearing cameras (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.ALICIA A. CALDWELLELLIOT SPAGATwGeneral newsBorder securityLaw enforcement agenciesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:41:35 GMTBill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims.FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGeneral newsRace and ethnicityLegislationAfrican-AmericansDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth, 18 Sep 2014 19:26:59 GMTIndyCar to race in Brazilian capital in 2015 PAULO (AP) — IndyCar says it will race in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia next year, returning to the country after a one-year absence.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarBrazilSao PauloBrasiliaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 19:27:28 GMTWhite House orders plan for antibiotic resistance (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.MARY CLARE JALONICKwHealthGovernment and politicsDrug resistancePublic healthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:16:56 GMTNative Americans getting final settlement payments, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans across the nation have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history.MATT VOLZaGeneral newsPersonal financeGovernment and politicsTravelBusinessLifestyleNative Americans, 18 Sep 2014 19:11:53 GMTPopular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing, Venezuela (AP) — A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis.FABIOLA SANCHEZiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPolitical resignationsNewspapersHealthFreedom of the pressGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 19:16:41 GMTCouple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.PETER JACKSONaGeneral newsComputer crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSunburyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:49:17 GMTArgentina approves price control law AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's most rapid inflation rates.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsPricesArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 19:02:59 GMTRoadside bombs kills 4 UN peacekeepers in Mali, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed four U.N. peacekeepers and wounded three on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 18 Sep 2014 18:24:10 GMTIraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:05 GMTMTV to air documentary about transgender youths YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGender issuesDocumentariesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 18 Sep 2014 18:23:44 GMTUkraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet (AP) — President Barack Obama says $46 million in new assistance that the U.S. will provide to Ukraine's military will help the country defend against Russian aggression.JULIE PACEDEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureLegislationNational governmentsEconomyGeneral newsBusinessUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaRussia, 18 Sep 2014 19:33:44 GMTFrance to carry out airstrikes in Iraq (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.GREG KELLERiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsFranceIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 19:34:11 GMTSenate ready to support Obama on rebel aid (AP) — Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsLegislationSenate electionsForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGeneral newsElectionsGovernment policyInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 19:24:40 GMTIsraeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D.iGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 18:59:51 GMTHargreaves, Cooper provide All-American matchup, Fla. (AP) — For two guys who have never met, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper sure know a lot about each other.MARK LONGsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballGainesvilleAlabamaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 18:59:04 GMT