FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 16:27:05 -0700Dan drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.WALTER BERRYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeArizonaKingmanBullhead CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:42:03 GMTAP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityHigher educationCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:59:28 GMTMore than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho say 33 cattle worth about $30,000 died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:36:46 GMTCriticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson (AP) — For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipProfessional footballFootballSports businessCrimes against childrenCrimeMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:35 GMTTop general: US ground troops possible in Iraq (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislature hearingsTerrorismGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:14:09 GMTUN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsWar and unrestSchool infrastructureCease firesEducationSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 22:40:43 GMTFIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsIslamReligionSports governanceWomen's sportsSikhismBasketballSocial affairs, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:43 GMTMargaritaville casino owners seek bankruptcy, Miss. (AP) — The owner of Biloxi's Margaritaville casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property.JEFF AMYfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsFinancial performanceMississippiBiloxiUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:55:45 GMTTanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 16 Sep 2014 22:25:58 GMTBraves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.PAUL NEWBERRYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:08:10 GMTWoman in wildfire's path lost almost everything, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:46:37 GMTKing Richard III died painfully on battlefield (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 22:44:02 GMTNetflix gets 'Love' comedy from Judd Apatow ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says filmmaker Judd Apatow co-created a new series that will take a frank, comic look at modern relationships.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 16 Sep 2014 21:56:01 GMTAtlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSports transactionsSports team ownership changesMunicipal governmentsMen's sportsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBasketballProfessional basketballMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:04:14 GMTEx-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film, W.Va. (AP) — Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.JOHN RABYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentPrisoners of warChristianityWar and unrestReligionSocial affairsWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:17:05 GMTBrazil police, housing activists in violent clash PAULO (AP) — Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo.STAN LEHMANiGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 21:35:30 GMTLandmark fracking study finds no water pollution (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.KEVIN BEGOSaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGeochemistryEnvironmental scienceGovernment regulationsScienceEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEarth scienceWater environmentEnergy and the environmentGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:59:28 GMTBritish Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.JAMES BROOKStTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelChinaUnited KingdomBeijingLondonGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 16 Sep 2014 21:59:42 GMTFedEx to hike ground, express delivery rates, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it will raise U.S. rates for express, ground and home-delivery shipments by an average of 4.9 percent in January.fBusinessMemphisUnited StatesTennesseeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:33:03 GMTSheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Days before Megan Brown's body was found in a field with her slain parents and new boyfriend, deputies had responded to the family's rented waterfront home to investigate a report of domestic violence.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsDomestic violenceViolent crimeCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:53:23 GMTSusan West advances in US Senior Women's Amateur, N.J. (AP) — Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfGolf, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:24 GMTAnheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsCorporate sponsorshipSports sponsorshipSports marketingSports governanceCorruption in sportsCorporate newsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 16 Sep 2014 22:35:33 GMTOfficials: Officer chases suspect who shot him, Wash. (AP) — A police officer in Washington state got back in his patrol car after being shot in the leg and pursued the fleeing gunman until other officers arrived to take over the chase and make an arrest following a standoff, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsCrimeWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:30:42 GMTLeBron banner could rise again in Cleveland (AP) — A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:25 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday YORK (AP) — Stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as investors wait to find out when the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates. The Fed concludes a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. Health care and utility stocks gained the most.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 16 Sep 2014 21:43:23 GMTSurvey finds skepticism about trade's benefits (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.PAUL WISEMANfBusinessInternational tradePublic opinionInternational agreementsLabor economyEconomySocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:26 GMTPolice resume search for missing Virginia student, Va. (AP) — Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:29:41 GMTDoctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of giving patents unnecessary treatment has pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges, including fraud and money laundering.ED WHITEaGeneral newsHealthFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeCancerLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:34:38 GMTUS senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesBillingsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:18:58 GMTArizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast (AP) — In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsDisaster planning and responseWeather patternsNatural disastersEnvironmental concernsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureEnvironmentArizonaPhoenixColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:28:28 GMTRio organizers announce basics on tickets DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.tTravelLifestyleOlympic gamesSportsSummer Olympic gamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 21:56:44 GMTReview: A-list cast can't save sappy 'Leave You' dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't?JOCELYN NOVECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 16 Sep 2014 21:23:09 GMTMexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersFloodsTravelLeisure travelSeniorsEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleAccommodationsMexicoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited States, 16 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMTRobbery suspects tried to make off with $15,600, Calif. (AP) — Court documents indicate the suspects in a July bank robbery in Northern California stole $15,600 before two of them and a hostage died in a shootout with police.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessJuvenile crimeCrimeTheftLegal proceedingsLaw and orderStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:21:15 GMTInvestigator: Teacher untrained in methanol danger (AP) — A Denver teacher had no special training in the dangers of methanol before he conducted a demonstration in a school laboratory that resulted in a fire and injuries to three students, a federal investigator said Tuesday.DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:13:34 GMTUN leader begins term during period of 'tumult' NATIONS (AP) — Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaWest AfricaEast AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 23:02:31 GMTDC to Philly Amtrak service resumes (AP) — Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service resumed between Washington and Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time.wGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAberdeenPhiladelphiaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 16 Sep 2014 22:04:42 GMTEx-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case YORK (AP) — The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeConspiracyVeteransPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNew York CityNew JerseyNorth AmericaNew York, 16 Sep 2014 23:10:01 GMTVenezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video, Venezuela (AP) — Two student activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a homemade video discussing a plans to stockpile weapons and detonate explosives on Venezuela's western borderiGeneral newsPolitical activismEducationPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 21:42:33 GMTSenator to propose authorization to hit militants (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces.DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politics, 16 Sep 2014 22:53:56 GMTAnheuser-Busch, Visa voice NFL disapproval sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsCorporate sponsorshipSports sponsorshipSports marketingSports governanceCorruption in sportsCorporate newsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 16 Sep 2014 22:05:41 GMTSeppi retires at Moselle Open, France (AP) — Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain.sSportsAthlete retirementMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 22:03:39 GMTProbe: website must boost security (AP) —, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsData privacyLegislatureTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 16 Sep 2014 22:07:05 GMTObama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. response by ordering thousands of troops to the region along with an aggressive effort to train health care workers and build treatment centers.JIM KUHNHENNaHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaDistrict of ColumbiaSierra LeoneAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 16 Sep 2014 21:26:33 GMT3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety, Hawaii (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.aGeneral newsBone fracturesInjuriesHealthAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleHawaiiLihueUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:54:59 GMTLumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEvacuationsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:06:45 GMTMcIlroy wins PGA player of the year award BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 22:36:54 GMTFARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsPoliceWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 23:04:13 GMTMiley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.STEVEN DUBOISfBusinessArts and entertainmentSmall businessMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 23:03:52 GMTStocks end higher as investors await news from Fed YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 21:28:04 GMT