FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Sep 2014 01:12:39 -0700Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseForeign policyInternational relationsGeneral newsLegislationGovernment policyUnited StatesSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:29:57 GMTCuban baseball opening runs into trouble (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas.ANNE-MARIE GARCIAMICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsCubaHavanaCaribbeanJapanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 04:14:58 GMTAffluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.ELAINE KURTENBACHMARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsIndonesiaMyanmarIndiaSoutheast AsiaYangonJakartaMumbaiAsiaSouth AsiaJava, 22 Sep 2014 07:53:04 GMTErrani wins opener at inaugural Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Sara Errani reeled off the last six games of the match against Heather Watson of Britain to advance to the second round of the inaugural Wuhan Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory Monday.The Associated PresssSportsWomen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's sportsTennisAthlete healthWuhanChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:52:23 GMTUS firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other major restaurant chains.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 05:02:38 GMTSteelers lead Panthers 23-6 after 3rd quarter, N.C. (AP) — Antonio Brown hauled in two touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers led the Carolina Panthers 23-6 after the third quarter Sunday night.AARON BEARDsSportsProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:04:01 GMTEgypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry (AP) — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational relationsTerrorismGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Sep 2014 08:09:05 GMTSaints defense better in 20-9 win over Vikings ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' defense was starting to look like a liability in coordinator Rob Ryan's second season.BRETT MARTELsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansMinnesotaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:55:05 GMTAccused White House intruder to appear in court (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court.JESSICA GRESKOwGovernment and politicsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:17:03 GMTBell, Blount carry Steelers past Panthers 37-19, N.C. (AP) — Move over, Walter Abercrombie and Earnest Jackson.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:56:56 GMTAlabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or people not authorized to be there.aGeneral newsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 05:44:08 GMTNew Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.JASON STRAZIUSORAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsInternational agreementsElectionsCabinetsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsRun-off electionsCrimeVotingInternational relationsNational electionsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:03:23 GMTHong Kong students on strike in democracy battle KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsDemocracyEducationStrikesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:13:06 GMTSome 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS, Turkey (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 08:05:00 GMTAP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.MICHELLE RINDELSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 04:27:07 GMTDel. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other people injured, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsInjuriesAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthNew CastleDelawareWilmingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:02:13 GMTObama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsHispanicsRace and ethnicityCampaignsImmigrationLegislationLegislatureSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:44:50 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, 22 Sep 2014 04:53:58 GMTAsian shares slip on jitters over China growth (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 05:36:43 GMTGolf Capsules, Ala. (AP) — Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsWomen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessAlabamaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:27:41 GMTCrews make progress on huge California wildfire FRANCISCO (AP) — Cooler, wet weather helped firefighters make progress on a huge Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly three-dozen structures, forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people and forced the cancellation of a sporting event because of the smoke.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsAir qualityFiresNatural disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:24:54 GMTNew Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year, New Zealand (AP) — Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key said Monday that he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNew ZealandUnited KingdomOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Sep 2014 06:53:40 GMTAustralia to prohibit secret service torture, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismPolice brutalityLegislationIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceViolent crimeCrimeLegislatureAustraliaSydneyOceania, 22 Sep 2014 03:40:05 GMTTJ Brodie scores in Flames' split-squad win, Alberta (AP) — TJ Brodie scored on a power play 2:06 into the second period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaEdmontonCanadaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:24:40 GMTLogan to upgrade terminal to handle large plane (AP) — Logan International Airport in Boston is changing its international terminal to better accommodate the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet.tTravelLifestyleBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:02:06 GMTWhite House intruder expected to appear in court (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court.wGovernment and politicsVeteransDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:10:55 GMTWeek of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHKARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestDiplomacyBlockadesUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 05:22:04 GMTTurnovers, Jennings, Manning lead Giants to win RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to winning football games, Tom Coughlin isn't afraid to get out of his comfort zone.TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:54:06 GMTNASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.MARCIA DUNNhtGeneral newsScienceSpace explorationPlanetsAerospace technologyAtmospheric scienceAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 04:39:34 GMTNew Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, and he pledged to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:55:31 GMTMan seen with UVa student faces driving charge, Va. (AP) — A man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, a police chief said Sunday, adding authorities also want to ask him about the missing teen.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 02:59:29 GMTGroup: Tibetan student dies after self-immolation (AP) — A Tibetan student died last week after setting himself on fire, in the first such protest in five months, a London-based activist group said Monday.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTibetBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:32:01 GMTDynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight.FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePeruBoliviaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Sep 2014 04:16:10 GMTFiji election results confirm big win for ruler, Fiji (AP) — Official results Monday from a landmark Fiji election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsVotingGovernment and politicsElectionsFijiSuvaOceania, 22 Sep 2014 03:27:42 GMTSamsung may launch first Tizen phone in India, South Korea (AP) — A report says Samsung Electronics Co. will released its long-delayed Tizen-powered smartphone in India.htBusinessTechnologySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:18:41 GMT32 structures destroyed in California wildfire FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:48:38 GMT"Cool" Joe Flacco rallies Ravens past Browns 23-21 (AP) — As the game got tighter and time started slipping away from the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco only got calmer.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:53:07 GMTSouthwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:00:35 GMTChina reveals cases of torture in police detention (AP) — China's official news agency says three police officers and four other people helping them have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions.iGeneral newsPolice brutalityLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:22:57 GMTSpanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMadridSpainSierra LeoneWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 22 Sep 2014 07:33:08 GMTRoethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19, N.C. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger spent Sunday night relishing in the return of Steelers football.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballNewtonCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 05:12:43 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane.The Associated PressaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMexicoMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 22 Sep 2014 04:02:35 GMTPaul Goydos wins Hawaii Championship, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Goydos won the Hawaii Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, breaking out of a tight pack with four straight birdies.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 04:28:23 GMTLate interception clinches Patriots' 16-9 win, Mass. (AP) — Coach Bill Belichick questioned a defensive pass interference penalty against his Patriots.HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 07:54:06 GMTCards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot on Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds.STEVE OVERBEYsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:30:21 GMTAustin Schultz leads Oilers in split-squad game, Alberta (AP) — Austin Schultz had a goal and an assist in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 03:18:01 GMTFiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsVotingGovernment and politicsElectionsFijiSuvaOceania, 22 Sep 2014 07:24:56 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia Asian Games, a mini-Olympics for more than 10,000 athletes from 45 nations, kicked off Friday in Icheon, South Korea, with a lavish opening ceremony. Teams from the Far East to the Middle East are competing in 42 sports, including football and weightlifting, in which North Korea's Om Yun Chol beat his own world record to win gold in the men's 56-kilogram clean and jerk.The Associated PressaGeneral newsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSportsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:35:36 GMTPolice find rifle carried by ambush suspect, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Sep 2014 06:15:37 GMTPakistan appoints new spy chief (AP) — Pakistani army says it has appointed a new chief for the country's premier intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, also known by its acronym ISI.iGeneral newsEspionageCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Sep 2014 07:17:59 GMT