FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 12:28:35 -0700Boise State changes policies after gun-rights flap, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University officials say they will change their on-campus event policies after private legal organizations said the school violated the First Amendment by charging a student organization security fees for a gun-rights event.KIMBERLEE KRUESIaGeneral newsGun politicsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBoiseIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:39:07 GMTVideo of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsHealth care reformLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIllinoisDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:55:31 GMTEPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants. The agency said it was still aiming to finalize the rules by next summer.DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:33:43 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 began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:08:21 GMTFIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings basketball's governing body says players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis.DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsSports governanceWomen's sportsBasketball, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:29 GMTResearch drones launched into Hurricane Edouard (AP) — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.JENNIFER KAYaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersScienceDrone aircraftAccidents and disastersStormsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:07:56 GMTLeonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 16 Sep 2014 18:21:25 GMTMexico to airlift tourists after Hurricane Odile SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government prepared to begin airlifting tens 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 disastersLifestyleAccommodationsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 18:54:08 GMTHouse panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday.JOAN LOWYTOM KRISHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsAccidentsLegislatureLegislature hearingsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:34:46 GMTAmerican Airlines agents approve union (AP) — Customer-service agents at American Airlines are voting overwhelmingly to join a union and reverse a "no" vote in 2013.fBusiness, 16 Sep 2014 18:59:09 GMTAustralian mosquito appears in California PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials say an Australian mosquito has made what is believed to be its first U.S. appearance in the Los Angeles area.aGeneral newsHealthScienceCaliforniaMontereyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:28:24 GMTPolice: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:52:16 GMTEgypt minister projects 6% growth in 3 years (AP) — Egypt's finance minister on Tuesday predicted growth rates of up to 6 percent within three years, which would mark a major turnaround following three years of political turmoil that has crippled the economy.MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBusinessEgyptSuez CanalMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 18:37:19 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 newsHealthEnvironmental scienceGeochemistryGovernment regulationsScienceIndustry regulationEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentEnergy and the environmentEarth scienceGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:05:39 GMTDefense tries to show ex-governor did real work HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A nursing home company executive testified Tuesday that former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland did legitimate consulting work for him and that he did not believe that Rowland's contract with his company was a sham.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsCampaignsState governmentsCrimeLegislatureLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:07:30 GMTDiving QBs playing off instinct instead of safety, Tenn. (AP) — When his quarterback takes off running, Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt only worries if he picked up the first down and what play to call next. Kansas City coach Andy Reid wants the quarterback on the ground as soon as possible. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn't want Russell Wilson hit but sees his quarterback running away from defenders when not in the pocket.TERESA M. WALKERsSportsProfessional footballFootballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoTennesseeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:26:52 GMTEgypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."SAMUEL MCNEILiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 18:10:06 GMTNew Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes CITY, N.J. (AP) — The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:16:40 GMTIraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsGovernment appointments and nominationsWar and unrestCabinet appointments and nominationsParliamentary electionsInternational relationsLegislatureTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCabinetsElectionsSyriaIraqBaghdadUnited StatesDamascusMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:56:45 GMTHistory books spark latest Texas classroom battle, Texas (AP) — As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsEducationSchool curriculaSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:10:10 GMTGovernor signs first California groundwater rules, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsLegislationAquifersState legislatureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:59:27 GMTNY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMTDonald Trump's Atlantic City history CITY, N.J. (AP) — One Atlantic City casino bearing Donald Trump's name closed Tuesday and another is threatening to close in November, but Trump himself has mostly cut ties with the struggling seaside resort.aBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:47:23 GMTKansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot, Kan. (AP) — Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.JOHN HANNAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCampaignsCourtsState governmentsLegislationUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:03:24 GMTGrand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.aGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingCelebrityNASCARCrimeLegal proceedingsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCanandaiguaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:55:38 GMTGeorgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.RAY HENRYaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:13 GMTBrazil removed from UN World Hunger Map PAULO (AP) — Brazil has hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America's biggest country from the World Hunger Map.iGeneral newsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 19:17:56 GMTSelf-help book has more teams riding 'Energy Bus', Tenn. (AP) — More and more football teams are having players study a particular self-help book along with their playbooks.STEVE MEGARGEEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCollege footballBooks and literatureEntertainmentSelf-improvementLifestyleCollege sportsFootballTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:27 GMTWest Bank settler group boasts rapid growth (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPopulation growth and declineInternational relationsWar and unrestDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 18:26:25 GMTUS senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he'll 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.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegislatureBillingsUnited StatesMontanaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:54:44 GMTRussian billionaire placed under house arrest (AP) — A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday on money-laundering charges, the nation's top investigative agency said.iBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 18:21:20 GMTUS to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola (AP) — Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus.JIM KUHNHENNaHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksEmergency managementMilitary affairsDiseases and conditionsLegislatureInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 16 Sep 2014 18:37:24 GMTOctavia Spencer: Content with new ensemble TV role YORK (AP) — As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:53 GMTBan: UN 'taking lead' on global fight of Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.TRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsHealthHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 19:03:50 GMTNik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.CARYN ROUSSEAUeArts and entertainmentCanyonsEnvironment and natureChicagoColorado RiverIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:09:08 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMusic downloadingMusicMedia distributionMedia, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:18 GMTBlacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy (AP) — A new study says a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately.JESSE J. HOLLANDwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityHispanicsAfrican-AmericansMediaSocial issuesSocial affairs, 16 Sep 2014 19:05:46 GMTCorinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending (AP) — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsEducationGraduationEducation costsPersonal loansPersonal financeStudent financesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 16 Sep 2014 18:59:44 GMTNASA announcing commercial crew winners CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:21:53 GMTGrand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death, N.Y. (AP) — Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death.aGeneral newsCelebrityNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainmentAutomobile racingSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCanandaiguaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:52:02 GMTStocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meets YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way. Investors kept an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that got underway.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsPricesUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:17:58 GMTDC to Philly Amtrak service resumes (AP) — Amtrak says its Northeast Corridor service has resumed between Washington and Philadelphia.wGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAberdeenWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:11:11 GMTUN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEmergency managementInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsWest AfricaAfricaSenegalGenevaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:11:42 GMTRacing wildfire engulfs homes in California town, Calif. (AP) — Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smoldering remains of 100 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighborhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessChristianityReligionSocial affairsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:08:20 GMTPolice say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Police say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 16 Sep 2014 18:19:22 GMTTheater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:39:13 GMTSchool bus driver killed during safety drill, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:32:15 GMTSenator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name (AP) — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.JOSEPH WHITEwGeneral newsSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballGovernment and politics, 16 Sep 2014 18:19:21 GMTDA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.sSportsCelebrityCrimeArrestsReckless endangermentGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderLegal proceedingsRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 18:49:04 GMTDozens of railcars derail from train in Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are cleaning up after 39 railroad cars carrying empty freight containers derailed from a Union Pacific freight train in southern Arizona amid rain.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:10 GMT