FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Sep 2014 16:45:44 -0700Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseLaw and orderAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastCanberraIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 23:32:24 GMTMan arrested in fast-growing California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.FENIT NIRAPPILSUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersArrestsCrimeNatural disastersLaw and orderCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:33:55 GMT7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign, Guinea (AP) — The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found in rural Guinea after a group of local residents attacked Guinean health workers carrying out Ebola awareness efforts in a rural area.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGuineaWest AfricaAfrica, 18 Sep 2014 21:39:52 GMTSpending bill leaves out immigration courts (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureImmigrationLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 23:03:49 GMTJury breaks without verdict in salmonella trial, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are breaking for the night without a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDisease outbreaksLaw and orderPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsCorporate legal affairsCrimeCorporate newsBusinessPoisoningIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:24:29 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 21:39:03 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. That came a day after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday made clear it would keep interest rates near zero for a while.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 18 Sep 2014 22:18:26 GMTAgency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.KEVIN McGILLaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEnergy industryIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsAir qualityNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:46:32 GMTAlibaba prices IPO at $68 per share, valuing company at $167.6 billion YORK (AP) — Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share, valuing company at $167.6 billion.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate news, 18 Sep 2014 21:42:53 GMTOklahoma-West Virginia Preview Capsule 4 OKLAHOMA (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) at WEST VIRGINIA (2-1, 0-0), 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX)The Associated PressaGeneral newsCollege footballSportsCollege sportsFootballOklahomaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:27:42 GMTCongress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases.wGovernment and politicsGovernment programsLegislatureLegislationViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:43:39 GMTEnd of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCloud computingInformation technologyIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelComputing and information technologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:29:06 GMTWitness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told The Associated Press.MARK STEVENSONE. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 22:24:33 GMTNew lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:31:48 GMTApple locks itself out of devices with passwords FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsCelebrityConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:24:49 GMTSierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksBlood donationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSierra LeoneWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSenegalFranceAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 22:18:04 GMTSenate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians (AP) — One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president.ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLegislationMilitant groupsForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestGeneral newsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaIowaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 21:43:46 GMTHouse GOP repackages election-year bills (AP) — The House has approved an election-year package of legislation to cut taxes, reduce regulations and boost energy production, including approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.MATTHEW DALYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsHouse electionsEnergy policyLegislationPolitical partiesLegislatureGovernment policyPolitical organizations, 18 Sep 2014 23:03:25 GMTJets' Vick says Goodell doing 'great job' PARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael Vick fully supports the man who gave him a second chance in the NFL.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports governanceCrimeSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:38:19 GMTKansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, in a decision that could make it harder for three-term Sen. Pat Roberts to win re-election in November as part of a Republican drive to win a Senate majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:11 GMTGood news on economy pushes stocks to record highs YORK (AP) — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsStock marketsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyUnited KingdomScotlandUnited StatesEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 21:20:32 GMTExpert to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim YORK (AP) — The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for the man's family said Thursday.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsForensicsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:05:12 GMTCorrection: Labor-Jazz Musicians story YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMusicEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLocal governmentsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:24:18 GMTAt UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate (AP) — Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsScienceSummitsClimateLegislatureEnvironmental concernsGeneral newsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:48:23 GMTAP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile's devastation in Mexico CABOS, Mexico (AP) — A highway bridge dangles into a raging river. The collapsed roof of an auto dealership lies on a half dozen cars. Inside a looted Wal-Mart superstore, there's nothing but puddles, trash and empty shelves.iGeneral newsHurricane Odile 2014Accidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsStormsWeatherMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 22:16:53 GMTJetBlue's CEO out, replaced by airline's president Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president after months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.DAVID KOENIGSCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnel, 18 Sep 2014 21:47:07 GMTDetectives comforted suspect in missing boy case YORK (AP) — The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:34:36 GMTWALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS Books Week Ended Sept. 13th.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 18 Sep 2014 21:51:45 GMTUN fears food shortages for Syrians NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says that it is running out of money to pay for food aid for 6 million displaced Syrians and rations will soon be cut.iGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politics, 18 Sep 2014 22:42:40 GMTHome Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards YORK (AP) — Home Depot said that 56 million debt and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.Anne D'InnocenziohtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityHome salesComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomyReal estateFinancial servicesPersonal loansPersonal financeSoftwareUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:11:37 GMTJeter going out his way, to sound of Sinatra YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is going out his way.fBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:29:21 GMTLawyer asks for reasonable award in plane crash, N.Y. (AP) — Questions about whether a man died instantly or suffered when a Continental flight crashed into his home and how traumatized the crash left his widow and daughter are among questions that will determine how much the family receives from the airlines.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:36:17 GMTMan wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsTrack and fieldCrimeLaw and orderEventsSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:23:14 GMTNFL domestic violence: What's next legal system doesn't work on the NFL's schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what's next in each case:The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports governanceViolenceCrimeLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballSocial issuesSocial affairs, 18 Sep 2014 21:54:45 GMTFacebook CEO wants more students to explore tech CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.TERENCE CHEAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaEducational technologyEducationOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:28:27 GMTWR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsDrug-related crimeSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeDopingGeneral newsSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 23:07:33 GMTHome Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards YORK (AP) — Home Depot said that 56 million payment cards were estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.Anne D'InnocenziohtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityHome salesComputing and information technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEconomyReal estateSoftwareUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:57:51 GMTA look at key developments in NFL controversies YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.aGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipSports governanceViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 18 Sep 2014 23:02:44 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 22:00:30 GMTKansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Democrat's name from ballot in Senate race, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Democrat's name from ballot in Senate race.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:38:43 GMTArrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTransportationArrestsAccidents and disastersCrimeTerrorismLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesAccidentsChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 21:42:01 GMT'Person of interest' sought in Va. student search, Va. (AP) — Police want to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared, an official said Thursday.aGeneral newsMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 21:22:12 GMTArgentina approves law for controlling prices 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 worst inflation rates.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesLegislatureEconomyGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 22:44:51 GMTJetBlue's CEO will step down early next year Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger will step down in February and be replaced by the company's president, ending months of speculation about leadership at the airline, which is profitable but has lagged its rivals.DAVID KOENIGSCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 18 Sep 2014 23:07:08 GMTBritish hostage appears in new video (AP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsHostage situationsNewspapersNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:04:04 GMTVote counting begins in Scotland on independence, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Sep 2014 23:25:30 GMTUN warns of food shortages for Syrians NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday said that it is running out of money to pay for its food programs for almost 6 million Syrians who have been displaced by the country's civil war and that aid will be cut.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 18 Sep 2014 23:06:57 GMTObama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State (AP) — President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 23:11:06 GMTSenate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign (AP) — Senate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislation, 18 Sep 2014 22:36:21 GMTSenate blocks effort to stop Obama on immigration (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to prevent President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration.ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 22:14:32 GMT