FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 21:27:10 -0700Martinez gets 1st home win as Rangers beat Astros, Texas (AP) — Nick Martinez pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings and Robinson Chirinos homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:18 GMTPirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2 (AP) — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 04:11:17 GMTEx-Chinese planning official on trial for graft (AP) — The former deputy chief of the agency in charge of steering the world's second-largest economy went on trial Wednesday accused of taking bribes, Chinese state media reported, as a campaign against official corruption intensifies.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 02:45:33 GMTAsian stocks drift after Wall Street slide (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Wednesday as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was offset by grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsChinaEuropeEast AsiaSyriaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaMiddle EastNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:33:23 GMTCabrera lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over White Sox (AP) — Miguel Cabrera's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Detroit Tigers to a key 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:54:55 GMTPatti LaBelle party wins cadet-beating suit (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:20 GMTHorvat nets winner as Canucks top Sharks 4-2, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat scored in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in a split-squad game Tuesday night that kicked off the preseason for both teams.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:56:34 GMTLong sentences given in Miss Venezuela's slaying, Venezuela (AP) — Three men who confessed to killing a former Miss Venezuela and her husband in a crime that shocked a nation increasingly accustomed to violence have each been sentenced to more than 20 years in jail.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Sep 2014 03:09:20 GMTPoor supports Brazil's president in re-election PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.STAN LEHMANiGeneral newsGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsCampaignsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Sep 2014 04:01:29 GMTIndia successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbit DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationPlanetsTechnologyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 04:07:31 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, 24 Sep 2014 03:12:14 GMTWorld leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda NATIONS (AP) — Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingTerrorismGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEventsWar and unrestInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateInternational relationsSouth SudanSyriaMiddle EastCentral African RepublicUnited StatesUkraineNorth AfricaAfricaCentral AfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Sep 2014 04:06:07 GMTBenches clear early in Giants-Dodgers game ANGELES (AP) — Both benches and bullpens have emptied in a testy first inning at Dodger Stadium after San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner hit Los Angeles star Yasiel Puig in the left foot with a pitch.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 24 Sep 2014 03:05:22 GMTPaul Oliver's family sues NFL over his suicide ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesHead injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthLegal proceedingsTraumaFootballInjuriesHealthProfessional footballLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:23 GMTRoyals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1 (AP) — Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:12:58 GMTCastillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3 (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.JOHN JACKSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:54:46 GMTRio Olympic official confident about golf plans DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top official of the 2016 Olympics says he is confident a lawsuit against the city of Rio and a golf course developer will not stop a test event from taking place before the games.STEPHEN WADEiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsOlympic gamesLaw and orderSummer Olympic gamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Sep 2014 04:08:50 GMTIndia succeeds putting spacecraft in Martian orbit DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsSciencePlanetsTechnologyAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:18 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2014. There are 98 days left in the year. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset.The Associated PressaCrimeUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingCourtsViolent crimeGeneral newsEventsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNew York CityCaliforniaMassachusettsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:26 GMTAustralian police shoot suspected terrorist dead, Australia (AP) — A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism police officers had his passport canceled recently on national security grounds, top police officials said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaMiddle EastOceania, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:37 GMTScientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbit DELHI (AP) — Scientists: India has triumphed in first mission to Mars, putting satellite in planet's orbit .iGeneral newsPlanetsAstronomyScienceIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 02:38:42 GMTBowman's late goal gives Canadiens win over Bruins (AP) — Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both clubs.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:22 GMTHernandez hit hard, Mariners routed by Blue Jays (AP) — Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Felix Hernandez for a career worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners that further dented Seattle's fading wild-card chances.IAN HARRISONsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:27:50 GMTSpending on state races' ads tops US Senate (AP) — Candidates running for offices in statehouses from Alaska to Florida — and their allies — have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars on television ads so far this cycle. And the bulk of the political ads are yet to come, according to a survey released Wednesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsState governmentsLegislatureThink tanksPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 04:03:11 GMTSabres' G Enroth blanks Hurricanes 2-0, N.Y. (AP) — Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 shots, and Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both had a goal and assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-0 preseason win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.JOHN WAWROWsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:57 GMTYoungster Nylander scores in Maple Leafs' win (AP) — William Nylander scored in the final minute to cap off the Toronto Maple Leafs' 4-0 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 24 Sep 2014 03:31:26 GMTObama gets boost for coalition-building efforts YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes in Syria has shifted the tenor of his three-day diplomatic mission at the United Nations, allowing him to use the unexpected cooperation to mobilize reluctant other nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseTurkeyUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaSaudi ArabiaNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:34 GMTSpan exits in 3rd but Nationals beat Mets 4-2 (AP) — Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsBaseballDivingAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsAquaticsDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:33:34 GMTEx-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle's staff (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle's entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:10:08 GMTRoyals roll on, beat Indians 7-1 (AP) — With another win, the Royals stepped closer to history and a playoff berth.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:17:21 GMTSuspect charged in case of missing UVa student, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday night.aGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:05:07 GMTCueto wins 19th, Reds beat Brewers 3-1 (AP) — With another dominating performance, Johnny Cueto kept his hopes of a 20-win season in play.JOE KAYsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:40 GMTGibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks (AP) — Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:22:58 GMTCruz hits 40th, Orioles hold off Jeter, Yanks 5-4 YORK (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the Baltimore Orioles pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night.BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:43:35 GMTOfficial: Hospital could have prevented TB panic PASO, Texas (AP) — An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said Tuesday that her symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested for the infectious lung disease.JUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesChild and teen healthDiseases and conditionsGovernment-funded health insuranceLung diseaseGovernment programsGovernment and politicsTexasEl PasoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:51:46 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, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.COLLEEN SLEVINP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationHigher educationSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:42:09 GMTLightning's Marchessault scores 2 in 3rd period, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:54:11 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.HANNAH DREIERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingEventsInternational relationsVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaNew YorkNew York CityBronxLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:51 GMT5 things to know about spending on state races (AP) — Politicians seeking state-level offices and their allies have spent more on television ads than their peers fighting for control of the U.S. Senate, a remarkable fact highlighted in a Center for Public Integrity report released Wednesday. Five things to know about spending on state races:pGovernment and politicsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsState governmentsFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 04:05:29 GMTRays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston (AP) — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:37:15 GMTSamsung to launch new phone in China before Apple, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsSouth KoreaChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 24 Sep 2014 03:56:46 GMTPorts mostly reopen after Los Angeles-area fire 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 for most of the day because of worries about unhealthy smoke.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresPrimary and secondary educationAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:30:50 GMT2 wounded in central Florida mall shooting, Fla. (AP) — Two people were wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall Tuesday, and police were trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected, authorities said.MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsAccidentsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 02:13:30 GMTLife term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could end up radicalizing minority groups already resentful of central government rule, scholars and analysts said.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 02:35:27 GMTMars missions: Successes and failures DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.iGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 03:32:31 GMTAnti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsLegislatureEpidemicsDrug addictionDiseases and conditionsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 04:03:35 GMTSolo asserts her innocence in online post national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is again asserting her innocence in a domestic violence assault case that she faces in Washington state.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsWomen's sportsInternational soccerWomen's soccerSoccerCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:07:27 GMTIndia puts spacecraft into Martian orbit DELHI (AP) — India has triumphed in its first interplanetary attempt by successfully putting a satellite into orbit around Mars.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsSciencePlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Sep 2014 02:43:00 GMTScholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsCrimeMoviesLaw and orderCampaignsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 01:58:03 GMTToews' OT goal gives Blackhawks win over Red Wings (AP) — Jonathan Toews deflected in defenseman Duncan Keith's shot from the left point 3:01 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Sep 2014 03:42:44 GMT