FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Sep 2014 21:19:57 -0700Ex-TSA screener sentenced for LAX drug smuggling ANGELES (AP) — A former security screener who helped smuggle drugs through Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to more than 6 ½ years in federal prison.tTravelLifestyleDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:35:22 GMTChina factory index ticks up, easing growth fears KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:19:57 GMTBassitt and White Sox slow down Tigers, 2-0 (AP) — Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, and the Chicago White Sox slowed Detroit's chase of the AL Central title with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Monday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:16:00 GMTBautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4 (AP) — Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night.IAN HARRISONsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:10:49 GMTExplosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12 (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said Tuesday.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:44:30 GMTBoy killed in shed fire behind house on Cape Cod, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Cape Cod, Massachusetts say a young boy has died in a fast-moving fire in a small storage shed where neighbors say children were playing behind a house.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMassachusettsHyannisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:13:34 GMTChina stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing (AP) — Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:32:48 GMTOvercoming turmoil, Met opera opens season YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."MIKE SILVERMANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsPerforming artsPolitical and civil unrest, 23 Sep 2014 03:48:41 GMTGuatemala emergency measures after deadly clash CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes.iGeneral newsGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 02:48:28 GMTAbbas: Will demand UN resolution to end occupation YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he will demand an international resolution that would set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories when he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly this week.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHaGeneral newsMilitary occupationsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingCourtsWar and unrestEventsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:45:41 GMTPolice say rifle carried by ambush suspect found, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Sep 2014 03:58:00 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year.The Associated PressaPlanetsAstronomyScience, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:59 GMTProsecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.PETE YOSTALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeGun politicsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaVirginiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:57:04 GMTRoyals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMLB PlayoffsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:16:10 GMTRed Wings edge Penguins 2-1 in exhibition game (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:44:56 GMTHow the US has justified overseas military action look at the domestic legal justifications the U.S. has used for military action around the world:The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaPakistanMiddle EastIraqYemenNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:01:42 GMTBears lead Jets 17-13 after 2nd quarter RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two early turnovers staked the Chicago Bears to 14 points on their way to a 17-13 halftime lead over the New York Jets on Monday night.BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballIllinoisNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:05:51 GMTBears hold on to beat Jets 27-19 RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIllinoisNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:04:53 GMTFox attacks 2nd grader, teacher during gym class WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Four people were bitten by a fox on Monday, including a second grade boy who was attacked during an outdoor gym class, and the boy's gym teacher who ran to his aide and ripped the animal off him.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:06:27 GMTAPNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsSportsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:05:06 GMTRangers get 9th win in 10 games, 4-3 over Astros, Texas (AP) — Guilder Rodriguez had his first two major league hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single, as the Texas Rangers opened their final homestand with a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:04:50 GMTFlyers use four power-play goals to beat Capitals (AP) — The Flyers scored four power-play goals to help rally past the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:51:48 GMTMariners LHP Elias out for rest of season (AP) — Mariners rookie left-hander Roenis Elias has been shut down for the season with a sore elbow, a blow to Seattle's rotation as they chase a wild-card playoff berth.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:44:06 GMTBooth's SO goal lifts Leafs over Flyers 3-2, Ontario (AP) — David Booth scored the only shootout goal, and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged a Philadelphia Flyers split squad 3-2 in a preseason game Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioTorontoCanadaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:00:41 GMTMet opening a big deal for Russian bass YORK (AP) — For Ildar Abdrazakov, this may go down as the biggest opening night that almost didn't happen.MIKE SILVERMANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:19 GMTWainwright wins 20th, Cardinals beat Cubs 8-0 (AP) — Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:15:17 GMTCollmenter gets 11th win, D-backs beat Twins 6-2 (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:09 GMTInvestigation: Seattle ferry wasn't overloaded (AP) — A state investigation has found that a Seattle ferry that was forced to turn around before a preseason Seahawks football game last month wasn't overloaded, after all.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSeattleWashingtonBremertonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:37:17 GMTBears lead Jets 24-16 after 3rd quarter RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Enjoying his return to the Meadowlands, Martellus Bennett caught two touchdown passes in helping the Chicago Bears to a 24-16 lead over the New York Jets through three quarters Monday night.BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballIllinoisNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:00:01 GMTDucks rally for 5-2 win over Avs in preseason game (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 23 Sep 2014 03:29:05 GMTTB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease.JUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentChild and teen healthDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsTexasEl PasoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:56:05 GMTMike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash VEGAS (AP) — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsSportsAccidentsCelebrityAccidents and disastersEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:44:34 GMTMcCutchen homers, Pirates beat Braves 1-0 (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano won his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to a playoff berth by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Monday night.GEORGE HENRYsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:46:44 GMTDole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 — wasn't Roberts.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCampaignsState governmentsDodge CityUnited StatesKansasNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:26:08 GMTAmnesty blasts China's torture tool industry (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsActs of torturePolice brutalityHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational tradeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesEconomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 02:59:08 GMTIslamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Meanwhile, the United States and five Arab countries launched the first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsHostage situationsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsInternational relationsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsKidnappingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeDiplomacyMilitary and defenseTurkeySyriaAnkaraMiddle EastIraqUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:27:37 GMTMessaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesTelecommunicationsConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:04:10 GMTJeter's 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0 YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:59:02 GMTRyder scores 2 goals; Devils top Rangers 5-4 YORK (AP) — Adam Henrique broke a tie with 51.7 seconds left, moments after New Jersey squandered its second two-goal lead of the night, and the Devils outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4 on Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams.IRA PODELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:52:11 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 02:52:59 GMTIslanders beat Senators in pair of preseason games JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored the shootout winner, and the New York Islanders completed a preseason split-squad doubleheader sweep of the Ottawa Senators on Monday with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaNewfoundlandOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:21:06 GMTCalifornia wildfire crews brace for weather shift FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsFire weatherWeatherFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:29:43 GMTUS launches 1st airstrikes in Syria, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish forces near the border with Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsHostage situationsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsKidnappingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeDiplomacyMilitary and defenseTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqAnkaraUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 02:13:57 GMTThe Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria. (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.wGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 23 Sep 2014 01:32:45 GMTUS Soccer stands by Solo decision Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's soccerSoccerLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderInternational soccerUnited StatesSeattleNorth AmericaWashington, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:41 GMTFAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha, Neb. (AP) — A commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska on Monday, officials said.aGeneral newsAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTravelLifestyleOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 01:34:11 GMTTrial opens for sheriff accused of 'road rage', N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he unnecessarily chased a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head in "a fit of road rage," a federal prosecutor said Monday.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:03:36 GMTPentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:07:35 GMTStars rally to beat Blues 4-3 (AP) — Jordie Benn and rookies Curtis McKenzie and Jason Dickinson scored third-period goals and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:11:16 GMT100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestArrestsClimateLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:02:02 GMT