FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 17:24:20 -0700DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting (AP) — There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI and the Homeland Security Department.ALICIA A. CALDWELLEILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:41:01 GMTJudge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has thrown out a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:53:20 GMTSheriff's deputies sentenced for blocking probe ANGELES (AP) — Six current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for trying to block an FBI probe into alleged guard abuses in the nation's largest jail system.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSmugglingPoliceLegal proceedingsCrimeIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:50:05 GMTInjuries reported in Wyoming gas tank blast, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field injured several workers on Tuesday as they cleaned a natural gas storage tank.MEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:53:46 GMTWould US have right of hot pursuit in Syria? (AP) — Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria.STEPHEN BRAUNwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestLegislatureInternational relationsInternational lawGeneral newsIraqUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:50:39 GMTPastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:39:52 GMTWill Derek Jeter's reign in the Bronx end in rain? YORK (AP) — Looks as though there might be rain when Derek Jeter ends his reign in the Bronx.BEN WALKERsSportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBronxNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:01:12 GMTMercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.ERIK SCHELZIGaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAlabamaTuscaloosaChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:42:42 GMTGabby Giffords: I'm still fighting, Ariz. (AP) — Gabby Giffords is busy.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:33:24 GMTCitizens Financial sets IPO at $21.50 a share YORK (AP) — Citizens Financial Group Inc. has raised about $3 billion in its initial public offering of stock that was priced at $21.50 a share, below the expected range.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Sep 2014 00:12:31 GMTPictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.LINDA DEUTSCHeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAgingSeniors' healthHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:13:47 GMTArizona fugitive captured after months on run, Ariz. (AP) — A former personal trainer who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsPrison breaksFugitivesCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:52:54 GMTFederal prison population drops by roughly 4,800 (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 23 Sep 2014 22:26:50 GMTObama urges world to follow US lead on climate NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsSummitsForestsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyAir qualityInternational relationsWildlifeLand environmentChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:48:32 GMTManning sues Defense Dept. for gender treatment national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsGender issuesMilitary correctional systemsLegal proceedingsArmed forcesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:23 GMTNASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.JENNA FRYERsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:05:07 GMTHernandez cousin gets probation on contempt charge (AP) — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderBostonBristolMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 23 Sep 2014 23:08:05 GMTMan accused of driving into Maui runners released, Hawaii (AP) — A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon.aGeneral newsCrimeReckless endangermentHawaiiWailukuUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:01:56 GMTColombia: Venezuela must be 'constructive' at UN YORK (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he expects Venezuela to win a seat on the U.N. Security Council and hopes the country will play a "constructive" role on the organization's most powerful body.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsEventsInternational relationsVenezuelaColombiaUnited StatesNew YorkLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:04:20 GMTPolice: Man charged with abduction with intent to defile in missing Virginia student case, Va. (AP) — Police: Man charged with abduction with intent to defile in missing Virginia student case.aGeneral newsMissing personsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:15:34 GMTThings to know about $8B wind energy proposal, Wyo. (AP) — An alliance of four companies has proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project:aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgriculture and the environmentWyomingLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:08:50 GMTMo'ne Davis to donate jersey to Hall of Fame, N.Y. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series has earned her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame.sSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballBaseballEventsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMen's sportsYouth sportsProfessional baseballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:12:51 GMTSeahawks on top of AP Pro32 rankings YORK (AP) — Russell Wilson's clutch plays in overtime helped the Seattle Seahawks fend off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. It also put them on top of the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.SIMMI BUTTARsSportsProfessional footballFootballSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:33:22 GMTBig new iPhone brings Apple more profit FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:39:06 GMTBoard to release Ryan Leaf to Texas officials, Mont. (AP) — Montana's parole board has decided to release former quarterback Ryan Leaf to authorities in Texas, where he was recently sentenced for violating his probation.aGeneral newsSportsFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTexasMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:06:25 GMTSuspect charged in case of missing UVa student, Va. (AP) — A suspect has been charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but the man has not been apprehended, police said Tuesday night.aGeneral newsMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:46:38 GMTPolice deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt, Ore. (AP) — Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:50:58 GMTWharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area ports ANGELES (AP) — A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessPrimary and secondary educationFiresEducationSocial affairsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:04:10 GMTOil near its low for the year despite turmoil YORK (AP) — The oil market has lost its jitters.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 21:45:02 GMTSheriff: Distraction may have killed Nevada racer VEGAS (AP) — A veteran race driver from California may have been distracted for a moment before his silver 1997 Porsche 993 crashed off a sweeping turn and exploded into a fireball close to the finish line of a high-speed highway road rally in rural Nevada, the local sheriff said Tuesday.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:57:01 GMTProvidence: Mayor OK to send firemen to gay parade, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci did not violate the rights of firefighters ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade, a lawyer for the city argued to the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday.MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:08:35 GMTWind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California.MICHAEL R. BLOODMEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnvironmental policyEnergy and the environmentGovernment regulationsMunicipal governmentsEnvironmental concernsCavesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndustriesUtilitiesGovernment policyLocal governmentsClimateIndustrial products and servicesAgriculture and the environmentCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesWyomingUtahNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:06:34 GMTMeters eyed as possible cause of Nevada fires, Nev. (AP) — Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyFiresIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsAccidents and disastersRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:42:45 GMTVenezuelan president follows Chavez's NY footsteps YORK (AP) — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple.EVA FONTJOSHUA GOODMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaNew YorkNew York CityLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:49:50 GMTSelig hopes Jeter will wind up owning team YORK (AP) — Commissioner Bud Selig hopes Derek Jeter will join baseball's ownership ranks after retiring as a player.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 23:42:27 GMTSue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster Bird is in a class by herself.DOUG FEINBERGs2014 FIBA Women's Basketball World ChampionshipsFIBA Women's Basketball World ChampionshipsInternational basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballSportsEventsCollege basketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballUnited StatesCzech RepublicNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 23:35:25 GMTDenver area students walk out of school in protest, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.COLLEEN SLEVINP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestSchool curriculaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:26:44 GMTGirlfriend: Poisoned doctor suspected lover (AP) — The girlfriend of a Texas researcher who prosecutors allege was poisoned by a woman with whom he was having an affair testified Tuesday that her boyfriend suspected the woman was responsible but was afraid to contact authorities.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:17:38 GMTSan Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid DIEGO (AP) — An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five months.ELLIOT SPAGATaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessNewspapersNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsProducts and servicesCaliforniaSan DiegoLos AngelesSanta AnaRiversideUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:51:57 GMTWoman breaks window, rescues baby in San Antonio ANTONIO (AP) — A woman who noticed a baby in a hot car in a parking lot in San Antonio used a tire iron to smash the windshield and rescue the child.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:17:55 GMTTraffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide, Wash. (AP) — Traffic was for the most part flowing freely in two directions on a state highway that was blocked by a huge landslide six months ago in Washington state that killed 43 people.aGeneral newsTrafficNatural disastersTransportationAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:14:37 GMTReview: 'Boxtrolls' has a demented charm spooky surrealism has been the specialty of the Oregon-based animation studio Laika, the Pacific Northwest purveyors of 3-D stop-motion.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAnimation and comicsChildren's entertainment, 23 Sep 2014 22:45:24 GMTUS calls for NKorea to shut 'evil' prison camps YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for North Korea to shut down its "evil system" of prison camps.MATTHEW PENNINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:10:56 GMTLawyer: Offers made for closed Revel casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel casino in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:42:02 GMTTribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty, Mont. (AP) — Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty Tuesday establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed.MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsNative AmericansAnimalsBisonNational parksWildlifeInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMammalsDiplomacyEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentCanadaUnited StatesMontanaNorth AmericaBillings, 23 Sep 2014 21:37:22 GMTAP source: Offers made for closed Revel casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with efforts to find a buyer for the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City says "multiple" offers have come in.WAYNE PARRYfBusinessAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 22:30:58 GMTTeen pleads innocent to rape that followed UO game, Ore. (AP) — A young offender accused of raping a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Eugene.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCollege footballGovernment programsVirtual worldsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsSportsFootballGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleOregonEugenePortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMTJudge will make Detroit water decision Monday (AP) — A lawyer representing poor Detroit residents urged a judge Tuesday to suspend water shutoffs until next spring and order the city to come up with a new way to keep a critical service in place for people who simply can't afford it.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesLaw and orderWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:37:57 GMTVatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeArrestsReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeReligious issuesSocial issuesLaw and orderDominican RepublicVatican CitySanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 23:40:32 GMTProposal would send Wyoming wind energy to LA ANGELES (AP) — Four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind energy generated on the plains of Wyoming to power-thirsty households in Southern California.MICHAEL R. BLOODMEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentMunicipal governmentsAgriculture and the environmentCavesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustriesUtilitiesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWyomingCaliforniaLos AngelesUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 21:39:52 GMT