FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:36 -0700Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryUtilitiesEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesWest VirginiaNorth CarolinaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:27:41 GMTUMass starts semester with giant clambake, Mass. (AP) — The new school year at the University of Massachusetts has started with a record-setting feast.aOdditiesMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:47:15 GMTSchool starts in Chicago with more safety guards (AP) — Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.DON BABWINaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentMunicipal governmentsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationPersonnelBusinessViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:22:30 GMTPoulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup WATER, England (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley chose Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card selections Tuesday for the Ryder Cup — leaving former No. 1 Luke Donald off the team.ROB HARRISsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfEventsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:25:14 GMTInfamous speed trap town investigated over tickets, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeTrafficPoliceLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:36:49 GMTChris Brown back in DC court for plea hearing (AP) — Singer Chris Brown has appeared in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeCelebrity, 02 Sep 2014 13:04:00 GMTOfficial: New Polish prime minister this month, Poland (AP) — Poland's government spokeswoman says a new prime minister should be appointed before the end of the month to replace Donald Tusk who will take office as the European Council's president in December.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 13:35:01 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 12:25:29 GMTAP Sportlight — The United States defeats Japan in five straight matches to win the Davis Cup.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete compensationMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's golfMen's golfWomen's sportsSports transactionsMen's sportsGolfSports governanceHorse racingSportsEventsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional footballFootballMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's basketballUnited StatesPittsburghNew York CityNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew York, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:01 GMTUkraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities, Ukraine (AP) — Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsDiplomacyWar and unrestArmed forcesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 13:14:58 GMTNorwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate news, 02 Sep 2014 13:18:54 GMTUK deputy leader criticizes tumor-boy case (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a couple who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in hope of getting a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.GREGORY KATZJORGE SAINZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomSouthamptonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Sep 2014 13:26:23 GMTDethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.ESTHER HTUSANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 13:31:48 GMTJet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked.aBusinessGeneral newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:59:48 GMTGreece to toughen penalties on hate speech, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 13:13:36 GMTTV SportsWatch — FIBA, World Cup, group phase, United States vs. Dominican Republic, at Bilbao, SpainThe Associated PresssProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:33 GMTNetflix unveils new way to share recommendations FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:19:36 GMTSaudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.iGeneral newsArrestsMilitant groupsTerrorismCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:10 GMTFlight diverted due to dispute over reclining seat, Fla. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat.tTravelLifestyleAir travelJacksonvilleFloridaWest Palm BeachUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:56:35 GMTInstead of mushrooms, Austrian finds grenade (AP) — An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find — a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.iGeneral newsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 12:29:22 GMTDominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesWest VirginiaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:36:30 GMTGo For the Food: Famous noodles in Bangkok (AP) — With its fluorescent bulbs and cafeteria-style tables, the Bangkok restaurant Raan Jay Fai wouldn't win any awards for interior decorating.JOCELYN GECKERtFood and drinkLifestyleTravelChefsRestaurantsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 13:52:24 GMTPolice abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives, Lesotho (AP) — Police in Lesotho have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks in the kingdom's continuing power vacuum, an official said Tuesday.CARLEY PETESCHNQOBILE NTSHANGASEiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLesothoSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaMaseruAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 13:04:11 GMT1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.aBusinessGeneral news, 02 Sep 2014 12:45:08 GMTTuesday's Time Schedule at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.The Associated PresssWNBA PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsSportsWNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's basketballWomen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:25:50 GMTEuro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting (AP) — The euro fell to a one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as it continued to lose support amid speculation the European Central Bank could start pumping more money into the ailing eurozone economy to spur growth.PAN PYLASfBusinessCurrency marketsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsPricesUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 13:51:19 GMTChris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.BEN NUCKOLSwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:20 GMTUS home prices rose at slower pace in July (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performance, 02 Sep 2014 12:41:35 GMTThis Date In Baseball — Philadelphia's Grover Cleveland Alexander went the distance in both games of the Phillies' 5-0 and 9-3 sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsRecord setting eventsProfessional baseballSportsBaseballMen's sportsGeneral newsNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew YorkIllinoisTexasPittsburghHoustonSeattleSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaWashingtonMissouri, 02 Sep 2014 12:23:29 GMTSinger Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served (AP) — Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault in DC, sentenced to time served.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and order, 02 Sep 2014 13:29:19 GMTFight Schedule Tokyo, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez, 12, for Yaegashi's WBC flyweight title; Naoya Inoue vs. Samartlek Kokietgym, 12, for Inoue's WBC junior flyweight title; Ryota Murata vs. Adrian Luna Flores, 10, middleweights.The Associated PresssMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsSportsMexicoThailandLas VegasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSoutheast AsiaAsiaNevadaUnited States, 02 Sep 2014 12:26:22 GMTGermany opens memorial to Nazis' disabled victims (AP) — Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless."GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsNazismEuthanasiaGovernment and politicsDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 13:43:31 GMTDollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.fBusinessTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:15 GMTHalliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement (AP) — Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersGulf of Mexico, 02 Sep 2014 13:40:04 GMT3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail (AP) — Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.iGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderChinaHarbinGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 12:39:38 GMTPolitico founder to be Washington Post publisher (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.fBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:45:48 GMTPenn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."aOdditiesRodentsMammalsAnimals, 02 Sep 2014 13:40:41 GMT6 militants killed in US strike on al-Shabab in Somalia; fate of group's leader unclear, Somalia (AP) — 6 militants killed in US strike on al-Shabab in Somalia; fate of group's leader unclear.iGeneral newsSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 12:51:08 GMTNBA Calendar 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.The Associated PresssProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 02 Sep 2014 12:22:43 GMTRevel casino goes dark after just 2 years CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:43 GMTVersatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men', Italy (AP) — Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 13:49:32 GMT6 militants killed in US Somalia strike, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuKenyaEast AfricaNairobiAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 13:28:41 GMT32 teens escape from Nashville detention center, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.ERIK SCHELZIGaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:54:30 GMTAfter Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsPublic opinionWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCabinetsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:29 GMTYemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsCabinetsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyHuman rights and civil libertiesNational governmentsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 13:50:21 GMTUS stock market edges higher at open stocks are slightly higher in early trading as investors await the actions of global central banks.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:46 GMTNorwegian to buy luxury cruise operator Prestige YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is getting into the luxury cruise business by acquiring Prestige Cruises International in a deal worth about $3 billion.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate news, 02 Sep 2014 12:37:00 GMTNHL Calendar 8 — Regular season begins.sNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 02 Sep 2014 12:22:33 GMTNFL Calendar 4 — Regular season begins, Green Bay at Seattle.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 02 Sep 2014 12:22:25 GMTAutumn on the Connecticut River with the swallows THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. (AP) — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them — swooping and swirling and shimmying in a dazzling aerial ballet that paints the sky black.HELEN O'NEILLtTravelLifestyleAnimalsWater environmentWeatherTreesHobbiesRecreation and leisureOutdoor recreationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGeneral newsPlantsLeisure travelConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 13:50:51 GMT