FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:23:23 -0700NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits awaithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e51c193d39e40d2b682a86899c043ffNEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e51c193d39e40d2b682a86899c043ffTue, 16 Sep 2014 06:19:27 GMTRoadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb1da55aad7649449a01c62bc724a065EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb1da55aad7649449a01c62bc724a065Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:13:47 GMTVideo of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717413a1687749ffa0bfcc408d2e0fb5DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureHealth care reformState governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIllinoisDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717413a1687749ffa0bfcc408d2e0fb5Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:36:42 GMTJudge in Pistorius trial faces criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cefb9412e794484a55e8b9e5fe4d0f7JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cefb9412e794484a55e8b9e5fe4d0f7Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:52:04 GMTUS tobacco growers brace for tougher competitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3874267c7f340da92fcbfe1380d30e9DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.TAMARA LUSHMICHAEL FELBERBAUMaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesDanvilleUnited StatesVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3874267c7f340da92fcbfe1380d30e9Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:03:18 GMTResearchers explore shipwrecks near San Franciscohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b31a36721a7a4413837fe3efb49abb3bGULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.TERENCE CHEAiGeneral newsScienceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b31a36721a7a4413837fe3efb49abb3bTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:11:55 GMTUkraine village hopes for chance to rebuildhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd0b2f598d6d4d1ea6a0faf2d2f87265NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd0b2f598d6d4d1ea6a0faf2d2f87265Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:23:19 GMTWorld Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/909c662562c448d5a89438ba7edae68aRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent in 2014 after seven years of largely aid-driven growth.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesPalestinian territoriesWest BankGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/909c662562c448d5a89438ba7edae68aTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:29:42 GMTAfghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/707cdca533874df99f15fbc0ea06392fKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/707cdca533874df99f15fbc0ea06392fTue, 16 Sep 2014 05:55:39 GMTNYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f3192ce37f8453d92b75a321594cb95WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f3192ce37f8453d92b75a321594cb95Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:54:25 GMTDirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d9dd80ca754b448e86aaece35d0668SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living in temporary shelters.AIJAZ HUSSAINKATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthSearch and rescue effortsAnimal healthDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaNew DelhiKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d9dd80ca754b448e86aaece35d0668Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:33:58 GMTAP sources: US would retaliate against Assadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b5f984019a64e2f9639ea05c7024ac2WASHINGTON (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 newsUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b5f984019a64e2f9639ea05c7024ac2Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:17:35 GMTWorld stocks sag ahead of Fed meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31842290fe4b49c3b5c46498d37a6bdfTOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandJapanEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31842290fe4b49c3b5c46498d37a6bdfTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:44:13 GMTCompromise made in tax hike for Pascagoulahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2414befe3814f5dacf1dbc9d6826349PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2414befe3814f5dacf1dbc9d6826349Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:19:08 GMTSyria aircraft crashes in city held by IS grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d993cefdc444bbabb0a4e041d9d0a8BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say that a Syrian military aircraft has crashed in a city that is a main stronghold of the militant Islamic State group.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99d993cefdc444bbabb0a4e041d9d0a8Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:14:12 GMTSenate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majorityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27b1d608b6a14d1590b73cf19faa8e45WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27b1d608b6a14d1590b73cf19faa8e45Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:16 GMTTurkey mulls 'buffer zone' against Jihadist grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bd4fde9dff54a2f99b0314dab07de06ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey's military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone" against Islamic militants, on the country's borders with Iraq and Syria, Turkish media reports said Tuesday.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsTurkeyMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bd4fde9dff54a2f99b0314dab07de06Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:15:10 GMTScottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aafab913b594c8c9ae297f118ddf13cLONDON (AP) — With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory — Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment policyConservatismGeneral electionsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWalesEnglandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aafab913b594c8c9ae297f118ddf13cTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:04:35 GMTRussian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bbec5c92bb44024ba19d4ae228f6f55MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about the fallout of economic sanctions.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bbec5c92bb44024ba19d4ae228f6f55Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:23 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8146a1121cf5442fb83d4d2f8e3ff534"Neither today, nor yesterday, nor in the previous days did Ukrainian forces shell any residential areas." — Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, commenting on fresh shelling that killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8146a1121cf5442fb83d4d2f8e3ff534Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:02:10 GMTCibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71694fbf66d4d3dae18357d213f56f1TOKYO (AP) — Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f71694fbf66d4d3dae18357d213f56f1Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:10:31 GMTFIFA audit panel member stood down from dutyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3690888320214022b88534bed25277fcZURICH (AP) — A member of FIFA's financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption.sSportsMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsCriminal investigations2014 FIFA World CupSoccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeFIFA World CupEventsCayman IslandsCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3690888320214022b88534bed25277fcTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:57 GMTNorthern California wildfire burns 100 homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9d55ae42fe4915ac1acde943c3e0dcWEED, 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.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidentsTransportationMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9d55ae42fe4915ac1acde943c3e0dcTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:41:00 GMTXi's India visit highlights changing power dynamichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c24cd438aa7d4289b60a90bdd4e8f869BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsMilitary occupationsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesEconomyBorder securityGovernment and politicsForeign policyWar and unrestBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment policyChinaIndiaNew DelhiPakistanShanghaiBeijingJapanEast AsiaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c24cd438aa7d4289b60a90bdd4e8f869Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:01:23 GMTPakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad3631be5e324e5a8c17a1b9beaee268ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its warplanes have targeted three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 insurgents.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad3631be5e324e5a8c17a1b9beaee268Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:22:15 GMT2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Operahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba5c7d9626f44debe9162dc5f4927feVIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba5c7d9626f44debe9162dc5f4927feTue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:55 GMTConcerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coveragehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c00b463d834c518c8bcf045f519372WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAbortionAccess to health careHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth issuesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5c00b463d834c518c8bcf045f519372Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:14:26 GMT3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c3733e9d0a4da188eccbd6a4073917DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c3733e9d0a4da188eccbd6a4073917Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:35:25 GMTMom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ef6325405a14e6cb7434c266ecf5860NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ef6325405a14e6cb7434c266ecf5860Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:52:11 GMTNJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0cca3d485aa42b3b7ed34bdb4cc0ee2CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.BRUCE SMITHpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governments2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaCharlestonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0cca3d485aa42b3b7ed34bdb4cc0ee2Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:20:10 GMTUS to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d900b444beaf45fdb5352dbd757c7db7WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.JIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d900b444beaf45fdb5352dbd757c7db7Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:16:19 GMTAlibaba investors beware: History not on your sidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4503c4c93e5c43ac8da774c50d906d0aWASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.PAUL WISEMANMARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsCorporate crimeEconomyGovernment regulationsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate newsCrimeCorporate governanceFraud and false statementsCorporate stockProfessional servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4503c4c93e5c43ac8da774c50d906d0aTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:01:09 GMTScotland took long road to independence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62325df0a0974cdf9eff28690aa48001EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghAthensWestern EuropeEuropeGreecehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62325df0a0974cdf9eff28690aa48001Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:38 GMTAfghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe4b34dc2bfe4d75b1bee06fbb9f9d2eKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestEmbassiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe4b34dc2bfe4d75b1bee06fbb9f9d2eTue, 16 Sep 2014 06:36:56 GMTChina rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e5071bc8d447148e6588a506b2219aBEIJING (AP) — One of China's national oil companies has announced its first gas field discovery in the South China Sea, about 150 kilometers south of the country's southernmost island of Hainan.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesChinaVietnamBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84e5071bc8d447148e6588a506b2219aTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:57:37 GMTVikings bring back Peterson despite abuse chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8f856d5cee4f0386cadc70ebfb4d47EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipCelebritySports governanceCrimeViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimes against childrenMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d8f856d5cee4f0386cadc70ebfb4d47Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:49:06 GMTRussia's ruble drops to historic lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c81372fd0fcc4629b56ff1d58306a14aMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar as it continues to suffer from the fallout of economic sanctions.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsRussiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c81372fd0fcc4629b56ff1d58306a14aTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:55:24 GMTNorthern California wildfire devastates townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e95bf42c909e4ca99ade302632f5b552WEED, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessAccidentsTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e95bf42c909e4ca99ade302632f5b552Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:50:54 GMTProgram that accepted Rice rare in domestic caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85aac65056d4f89ad6a0d2394c6cb44TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.GEOFF MULVIHILLSEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeDomestic violenceLegal proceedingsCelebrityGovernment programsSports transactionsCrimeViolenceSports governanceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSports businessCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85aac65056d4f89ad6a0d2394c6cb44Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:23:37 GMTEagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Coltshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1031ab970387443c864e055c68287c62INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1031ab970387443c864e055c68287c62Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMTA look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e14539ff94649a9be394560b9a1aea3TWANTE, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.KHIN MAUNG WINiGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e14539ff94649a9be394560b9a1aea3Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:58:56 GMTTurkey could accept Muslim Brotherhood leadershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0401187ebbc45fe901bc88bc893fa9bANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could take in leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group who have been asked to leave Qatar.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesTurkeyMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0401187ebbc45fe901bc88bc893fa9bTue, 16 Sep 2014 06:31:58 GMTCongress scrutinizes Obama military strategyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590581fc150d49059fe5b8f00db65efdWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestArmed forcesLegislationTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590581fc150d49059fe5b8f00db65efdTue, 16 Sep 2014 07:19:00 GMTEconomy at heart of confidence vote for French PMhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13fdfae79624a46a2c0843eb070aa51PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy — including dissidents within his Socialist Party.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13fdfae79624a46a2c0843eb070aa51Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:31 GMTWeakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfa6a7f983534dc199fa57d686932aa9CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfa6a7f983534dc199fa57d686932aa9Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:04 GMTMilitants attack Pakistani post near Afghan borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a405a6b003e14af293afc680c4a0e4a8ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says a group of militants have attacked one of its positions from neighboring Afghanistan, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a405a6b003e14af293afc680c4a0e4a8Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:44:09 GMTCashner lifts Padres past Phillies, 1-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6ca9b8c34484d1f856cd1229cb691b2SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6ca9b8c34484d1f856cd1229cb691b2Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:51:01 GMTTop-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796b773ee642459d8612f2eea56c1d22SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796b773ee642459d8612f2eea56c1d22Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:36:42 GMTAs core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spreadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ce610b350d14c4eb3261337dbe03686WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.CONNIE CASSwGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesMiddle EastSyriaIraqLibyaAfghanistanNigeriaNorth AfricaEast AfricaNorth AmericaAfricaCentral AsiaAsiaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ce610b350d14c4eb3261337dbe03686Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMTAngels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96654e8e4204f44a1f4b90a0ed204c5ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballEventsAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96654e8e4204f44a1f4b90a0ed204c5Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:07:07 GMT