FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 09:41:54 -0700Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.JOAN LOWYwHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsReckless endangermentRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsAccidents and disastersGovernment regulationsLaw and orderViolent crimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:32 GMTUS stock market turns lower in midday trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly lower in early afternoon trading Tuesday even after news that the economy was gaining strength. The S&P 500 dipped back below 2,000 points as oil producers weighed the index down.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaHong KongUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:25:22 GMTDominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentGovernment regulationsIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesUtilitiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsUnited StatesWest VirginiaNorth CarolinaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:17:41 GMTUK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for the boy's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimeTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 16:38:09 GMTPoulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup WATER, England (AP) — It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley — breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States at Gleneagles this month.ROB HARRISsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:14:51 GMTChelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll (AP) — With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerManchesterMadridBarcelonaUnited KingdomMissouriEnglandWestern EuropeEuropeSpainUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:06:56 GMTNew York man gets prison for fatal asphalt toss PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who threw a 10-pound chunk of asphalt through the windshield of a passing car, killing the driver, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:11:16 GMTUN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries, Senegal (AP) — Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to go to their fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaSenegalGuineaLiberiaAfricaIvory CoastSierra Leone, 02 Sep 2014 15:25:27 GMTPublic corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury, Va. (AP) — Public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife goes to jury.aGeneral newsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:07:12 GMTAPNewsbreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her (AP) — Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:09:07 GMTAP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsEconomyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBusinessForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsInternational agreementsDiplomacyCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineKievEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:01:38 GMTPrivate equity firm to buy Compuware for $2.5B equity firm Thoma Bravo will spend about $2.5 billion to buy Compuware and take the software developer private.The Associated PressfBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Sep 2014 15:04:41 GMTNorwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International.tTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate news, 02 Sep 2014 16:23:50 GMTSudan government closes Iranian cultural centers (AP) — Sudan announced Tuesday it closed the Iranian cultural center in the capital and other branches, saying the establishment violated its mandate and became a social and ideological threat to the largely Sunni country.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIslamReligionSocial affairsSudanIranKhartoumMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 15:51:14 GMT3 Frenchmen arrested over hedgehog hunting (AP) — France's animal protection society says it's filed a lawsuit against three men arrested last month in a northwestern Paris suburb for illegally hunting hedgehogs to eat.iGeneral newsArrestsAnimal poaching and smugglingLaw and orderCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 16:26:14 GMTSelect Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:33:42 GMTReport accuses Islamic State group of war crimes (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.SINAN SALAHEDDINDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsIslamMilitant groupsWar and unrestEthnic cleansingWar crimesReligionInternational lawSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 16:04:51 GMTPolitical skills above language for EU's Tusk, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsPolandEuropeWarsawUkraineRussiaEastern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 15:40:43 GMTProblems abound with health law immigration papers (AP) — More than 300,000 immigrants around the country who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage if they don't send in proof they are legally in the U.S.KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:28:57 GMTNetflix unveils new way to share recommendations FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:38 GMTTop South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.FRANK BAJAKhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingComputer and data securityGovernment and politicsCrimeTechnology issuesComputing and information technologyPeruLimaSouth AmericaVenezuelaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:54 GMTSaudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismMilitant groupsCrimeAssassinationsLaw and orderWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle EastYemen, 02 Sep 2014 16:35:21 GMTSwiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law (AP) — Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.iBusinessGeneral newsSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 16:09:07 GMTGuardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter at their home is scheduled for arraignment this week on an updated 35-count indictment that includes intimidation charges.KANTELE FRANKOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:31:45 GMTUnited offloads youth to signal shift in policy, England (AP) — Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 15:35:26 GMTSome fear auto industry returning to bad habits (AP) — Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyPersonal loansPersonal financeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:00:12 GMTCreating more playing opportunities on PGA Tour YORK (AP) — PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is not inclined to make drastic changes next year that would create more starts for players who earn their cards through the Web.Com Tour Finals.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfWomen's golfRyder CupMen's sportsWomen's sportsEvents, 02 Sep 2014 15:34:29 GMTClashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31 (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsGovernment transitionsLegislatureElectionsWar and unrestNational governmentsEgyptLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 15:03:25 GMTAP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots, Iran (AP) — Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsSabotageProduction facilitiesDrone aircraftCrimeCorporate newsBusinessTehranIsraelIranMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 15:18:12 GMTJack Reacher returns in Lee Child's 'Personal'"Personal" (Delacorte Press), by Lee ChildJEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 02 Sep 2014 15:58:02 GMT9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.KATHY MATHESONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMoviesEntertainmentBoxingMen's boxingVisual artsMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:58:15 GMTFlight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach was diverted and a combative woman removed because of a passenger dispute over a reclining seat.aGeneral newsJacksonvilleWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:30:10 GMTChris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.BEN NUCKOLSwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:13 GMTChina's tight security clashes with unity drive, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsWorkplace discriminationCrimeGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesReligious issuesReligionChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 16:03:47 GMTAP Source: Watt agrees to contract extension (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.CHRIS DUNCANsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:28 GMTUS manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceConsumer spendingEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:13:41 GMTMuscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.aGeneral newsMuscular dystrophyDiseases and conditionsHealthHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 02 Sep 2014 16:31:31 GMTUkraine economy at risk, may need another bailout (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsEconomyWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 15:26:18 GMTIrsay pleads guilty to misdemeanor in drug case, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March.RICK CALLAHANsSportsLegal proceedingsArrestsDopingDrug-related crimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballCrimeIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:44:52 GMTHalliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement YORK (AP) — Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnergy industryIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersGulf of Mexico, 02 Sep 2014 15:39:21 GMTRevel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:20:44 GMTJimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63 YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentObituariesMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:23:37 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury, Va. (AP) — The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:27:34 GMTUS stocks are mostly lower at midday stocks are mostly lower at midday as energy stocks weigh on the market and investors wait to see what actions central banks take later this week.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:56 GMTAPNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 16:33:58 GMTDoctors group: World 'losing" Ebola fight NATIONS (AP) — A key international doctors group is warning that the world is 'losing the battle' against Ebola and U.N. officials are imploring all countries to step up their response by sending help to affected countries.ALEXANDRA OLSONSARAH DILORENZOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksEmergency managementPublic healthGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneIvory Coast, 02 Sep 2014 16:11:47 GMT32 teens escape from Nashville detention center, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.ERIK SCHELZIGaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:41:52 GMTNTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return to a suburban Cleveland airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the ground, killing all four college students aboard.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 15:31:31 GMTTropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 16:14:51 GMTVENICE WATCH: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 15:44:19 GMT