FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 16:35:11 -0700Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug use (AP) — Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsAgingHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsSeniors' healthHealth care industryIndustries, 17 Sep 2014 21:46:33 GMTGiants snap tie in 9th, beat Arizona to narrow gap (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday.JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:29:05 GMTTexas limiting new AP history course's influence, Texas (AP) — Amid uproar in conservative circles about perceived anti-American bias in the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam, Texas on Wednesday moved to require its high school students to learn only state-mandated curriculum — not be taught to the national test.WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsHigher educationPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesSan AntonioNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:35:05 GMTArgentina peso sags to 15 a dollar on black market AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The value of Argentina's peso has hit its lowest level ever on the black market.iBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 22:20:10 GMTBen McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:05:44 GMTOfficials: Wildfire destroyed, damaged 200 homes, Calif. (AP) — Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 when flames swept through the small Northern California town of Weed.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:01:37 GMTFed signals plan to keep key rate at record low (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookLabor economyDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:00:30 GMTDoctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCancerChemotherapyHealthGovernment and politicsCampaignsMunicipal governmentsDiseases and conditionsLocal electionsElectionsDiagnosis and treatmentLocal governmentsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 17 Sep 2014 23:13:41 GMTPanthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.STEVE REEDsSportsProfessional footballFootballWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:53:57 GMTDow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact YORK (AP) — The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:46:47 GMTScientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks (AP) — New photos from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory give a glimpse into the hazardous work scientists undertake to monitor lava that's threatening to cross a major highway.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:21:03 GMTPolice: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:58:48 GMTWarrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him, S.C. (AP) — An arrest warrant issued for the South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children says the father thought his children were going to "kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs."aGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 21:52:22 GMTMother: Peterson 'trying hard to be a good parent' (AP) — Adrian Peterson's mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him, saying that he is "trying hard to be a good parent."aGeneral newsSportsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleProfessional footballFootballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:08:12 GMTUSDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds (AP) — The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental laws and regulationsWeedsAgricultureIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsPlantsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 17 Sep 2014 22:28:46 GMTApple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps YORK (AP) — A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.htBusinessGeneral newsHealthTechnologyMobile mediaMedical technologySoftwareMediaComputing and information technology, 17 Sep 2014 21:55:26 GMTAP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become Brazil's first black president, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBrazilCubaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 17 Sep 2014 22:41:18 GMTObama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels (AP) — President Barack Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.wGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 22:45:55 GMTRockies rout Dodgers 16-2, take 2 of 3 in series (AP) — Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday.PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 17 Sep 2014 22:27:35 GMTColts' Luck looking to make amends after mistake (AP) — Andrew Luck is learning to become the fix-it man.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 22:38:13 GMTEx-Raven donates kidney to brother, ex-Steeler (AP) — On the field, their ex-teams are huge NFL rivals.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsOrgan donationSiblingsFootballHealth issuesHealthOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentRelationshipsLifestyleNFL footballProfessional footballBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:47 GMTReview: 'Maze Runner' doesn't find its own path you see one film about walled-in males this fall, it should be the savage and powerful British prison drama "Starred Up," a superlatively acted father-son story played out behind bars and starring up-and-coming Jack O'Connell.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 17 Sep 2014 22:49:41 GMTHouse grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastFloridaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:48:35 GMTArrests made in Australian counterterrorism raids (AP) — Australian police made a series of arrests on Thursday in a counterterrorism operation that comes just days after the country lifted its terror warning to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaOceaniaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 23:01:27 GMTIt's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.CATHERINE LUCEYaGeneral newsState legislatureLegislatureCampaignsGovernment and politicsPrimary electionsSenate electionsVeteransState governmentsElectionsUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:13:05 GMTExcitement and relief in landmark Fiji election, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareFijiSuvaOceania, 17 Sep 2014 22:35:55 GMTWVU's Worley accused of battering woman, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University cornerback Daryl Worley has been arrested and accused of grabbing a woman around the neck and shoving her to the ground at a nightclub.aGeneral newsSportsArrestsCollege footballViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballMorgantownWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:05:27 GMTProsecutors unite nationwide to fight gun violence ANGELES (AP) — Top prosecutors in the nation's two largest cities are rallying their colleagues across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:56:43 GMTProduction of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US, Maine (AP) — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A.aBusinessGeneral newsToysRecreation and leisureLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:49:32 GMTMiami, No. 24 Nebraska will harken glorious pasts, Neb. (AP) — Whenever they run into each other at a function for Heisman Trophy winners, Mike Rozier reminds Gino Torretta of their schools' shared history.ERIC OLSONsSportsOrange Bowl GameCollege footballRose Bowl GameBCS National Championship GameFootballEventsCollege sportsMiamiNebraskaLincolnFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:22:30 GMTTrial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school (AP) — Philadelphia lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsCharity fundraisingHigher educationEducationSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessPhilanthropyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaHazletonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:26:45 GMTLos Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.ALBA MORA ROCAVICTOR CAIVANOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsTravelCoastlines and beachesLeisure travelEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLifestyleEnvironment and natureMexicoUnited StatesTucsonSan JoseArizonaLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCosta RicaBoliviaSouth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:44:18 GMTFSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State's showdown against Clemson Saturday after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women — the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballHigher educationCollege sportsViolent crimeWomen's sportsCrimeFootballEducationSocial affairsGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:33:14 GMT10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSports, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:58 GMTEyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for increased U.S. defense spending and greater intervention abroad, positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House.MICHAEL J. MISHAKpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionMilitant groupsWar and unrestPublic opinionForeign policyLegislatureTerrorismInternational relationsPolitical partiesGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastFloridaIraqNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:27 GMTPolice: Video shows man used banana to rob store (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.aGeneral newsTheftCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:28:33 GMTContractor gets 7 years in military secrets case (AP) — A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home.AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeClassified informationEspionageLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaUnited StatesHawaiiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:01:13 GMTFan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go.BEN WALKERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 17 Sep 2014 22:14:18 GMTUS military role in Iraq raises combat questions (AP) — The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 21:41:48 GMTPolice reportedly close to solving 1975 case, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago.aGeneral newsSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleVirginiaMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:11:02 GMTPrincipal resigns post after Wyoming hazing skit, Wyo. (AP) — A skit at a Wyoming high school in which new staff members were hazed with sexually suggestive words and actions has resulted in disciplinary action against some employees and the resignation of the principal.aGeneral newsSchool administrationEducationSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesWyomingCasperUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:21:22 GMTLewis, Thompson gladly back at Alabama course, Ala. (AP) — Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson have good reason to celebrate the LPGA Tour's return to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.sSportsWomen's golfGolfU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsWomen's sportsEventsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:43:29 GMTColumn: Time for Goodell to really say something Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsSports facility constructionCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 23:00:43 GMTAP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.VIVIAN SALAMAQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesTerrorismInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesBaghdadIraqDamascusMiddle EastIranFranceParisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 23:25:07 GMTTexas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeViolent crimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:39:15 GMTAir Force: 'So help me God' in oath is optional VEGAS (AP) — Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:21:09 GMTJury picked for Detroit officer who shot girl (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:31:39 GMTTo 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsCelebritySports governanceLegal proceedingsWomen's sportsCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:22:08 GMTEisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design (AP) — A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsArchitectureGovernment and politicsArts and entertainment, 17 Sep 2014 23:09:23 GMTGroup levels abuse allegations against NM dairy, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsAnimal welfareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureSocial issuesSocial affairsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 22:41:39 GMT