FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 14:37:49 -0700Ex-Oregon player Lyerla pleads not guilty to DUI, Ore. (AP) — Former University of Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballReckless endangermentCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:59:45 GMTDrag queens dress down Facebook over names YORK (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:37:55 GMTSchool district police stock up free military gear ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProduction facilitiesPoliceCorporate newsBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:03:07 GMTWary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:44:34 GMTScience adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book YORK (AP) — A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentBooks and literatureProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 17 Sep 2014 21:11:14 GMTNFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.aGeneral newsHealthSportsDopingSports transactionsDoping regulationsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 20:58:39 GMTInjured Marlins star Stanton finished for season YORK (AP) — Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is finished for the season because of last week's beaning.RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 17 Sep 2014 21:18:51 GMTMaps provide early warning of California fire risk, Calif. (AP) — Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind — the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsFiresWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:40:12 GMTBeanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court (AP) — Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.JASON KEYSERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTax evasionCrimeLaw and orderChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:49:07 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 17 Sep 2014 21:07:43 GMTFed signals plan to keep key rate at record low (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyEconomic outlookDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:45:39 GMTIsraeli rising star quits politics (AP) — A rising political star seen as a potential successor to Israel's prime minister has announced he will quit politics in a surprise move.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 20:52:42 GMTDow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 17 Sep 2014 20:22:28 GMTDoctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's doctor says the mayor has cancer.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCancerMunicipal governmentsDiseases and conditionsHealthLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 17 Sep 2014 21:18:44 GMTPanthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved.STEVE REEDsSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:16:32 GMTDow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:19:34 GMTFamily indicted in fun park fight over knives, N.H. (AP) — Members of a Vermont family have been indicted on charges they assaulted police at a New Hampshire amusement park when they were told to leave their knives in the car.aGeneral newsRiotsIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and order, 17 Sep 2014 20:48:39 GMTGlass bottles banned on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks VEGAS (AP) — Glass bottles and containers are no longer welcome among the throngs of tourists on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks.tTravelLifestyleTravel laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:08:32 GMTExperts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits (AP) — Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging and large studies are needed to support their continued use in millions of American men.wGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 20:02:58 GMTAmazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines (AP) — founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.SETH BORENSTEINwBusinessScienceSpace launchesGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 21:25:01 GMTRookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will get a look at their future on Wednesday night when rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:07:13 GMTTeacher suspended over 'Redskins' newspaper flap, Pa. (AP) — The faculty adviser for a student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word "Redskins" has been suspended for two days without pay.aGeneral newsNewspapersEducationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMedia, 17 Sep 2014 20:31:20 GMTPegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Terry and Kim Pegula are one big step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills.JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports facility constructionWomen's hockeyWomen's sportsSports governanceMen's hockeyCollege hockeyHockeySports businessProfessional footballFootballMen's sportsCollege sportsProfessional hockeyNew YorkBuffaloTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 17 Sep 2014 21:14:33 GMTReview: 'Tracks' leaves a mark movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran's excellent new film "Tracks," into the deepest reaches of the Australian desert.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCamelsMammalsAnimals, 17 Sep 2014 19:36:54 GMTMechanical issue delays first lady Tennessee trip (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted aboard a government aircraft after he spent most of the day in Florida?wGovernment and politicsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:05:02 GMTJudge won't release Colorado woman in terror case (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group will remain in jail before her sentencing.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismLaw and orderWar and unrestDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:59:29 GMTMechanical issue slows first lady's Tennessee trip (AP) — Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted Wednesday aboard a government aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base after he returned from Florida?DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsMemphisTampaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Sep 2014 21:07:14 GMTFatal crash hurts officer before Arizona commute, Ariz. (AP) — A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway for hours and through the Wednesday morning commute.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:40:45 GMTHouse grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:10:34 GMTArrests made in Australian counterterrorism raids (AP) — Australian police made a series of arrests on Thursday in a counterterrorism operation that comes just days after the country lifted its terrorism threat to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaOceaniaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 21:19:12 GMTIt's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.CATHERINE LUCEYaGeneral newsState legislatureLegislatureCampaignsGovernment and politicsPrimary electionsSenate electionsVeteransState governmentsElectionsUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:27:01 GMTRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsHurricane Odile 2014FloodsNatural disastersWeather patternsEventsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 19:34:19 GMTPlaywright Samuel D. Hunter wins 'genius grant' YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing.WARREN LEVINSONeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:20:05 GMTUS military role in Iraq raises combat questions (AP) — The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 21:02:38 GMTTaxi group seeks to stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico, N.M. (AP) — A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.htGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTechnologyNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:56:31 GMTEyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for boosting U.S. defense spending and greater intervention abroad, positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House.MICHAEL J. MISHAKpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionMilitant groupsWar and unrestPublic opinionForeign policyLegislatureTerrorismInternational relationsPolitical partiesGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastFloridaIraqNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:54:25 GMTRackspace and Lennar are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:22:13 GMTOhio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against five northeast Ohio teenagers accused of dumping urine and tobacco over the head of an autistic boy who thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthChild and teen healthOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:57:44 GMTWalker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue, powering his re-election bid and trying to keep alive his presidential prospects.SCOTT BAUERPHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsCampaignsUnited States Presidential ElectionState governments2016 United States Presidential ElectionPublic opinionPolitical partiesNational electionsEventsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:49:24 GMTAP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.VIVIAN SALAMAQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesTerrorismInternational relationsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesBaghdadIraqDamascusMiddle EastIranFranceParisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 20:49:20 GMTTulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty, a case that comes on the heels of a state trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer being arrested on sexual assault complaints.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderOklahomaTulsaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:28 GMTSenate: China hacked military contractor networks (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.JACK GILLUMhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingLegislatureMilitary legal affairsCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeEspionageTechnology issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseProducts and servicesSoftwareComputing and information technologyChinaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:42:21 GMTFormer Raven donates kidney to brother, ex-Steeler (AP) — On the field their teams may be rivals, but off the field, brothers Ma'ake (May-ah-kay) and Chris Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu)_one a former Baltimore Raven, the other an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler— are closer than close.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsOrgan donationHealth issuesHealthOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentNFL footballProfessional footballFootballBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:46:41 GMTTV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to an arrest.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 21:00:53 GMTCrews battle California fire's explosive growth, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresProduction facilitiesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:16:59 GMTIn Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans of breaking faith with the middle class while he preached a populist theme Wednesday in Iowa, an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:45:19 GMTGroup levels abuse allegations against NM dairy, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsAnimal welfareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureSocial issuesSocial affairsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 20:35:39 GMTGucci opens fashion week with hippy chic looks (AP) — Milan rang in its fashion week with something old, and something new, and some still on the cusp.COLLEEN BARRYiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionMilan Fashion WeekFashion showsEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designMilanItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 21:22:23 GMTDow in record terrain after Fed keeps rates intact YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched into record territory Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve gave investors some clarity by deciding to keep a key interest rate at a record low.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 19:35:24 GMTWestwood looking trim for Ryder Cup, Wales (AP) — Lee Westwood has been working out and losing weight as he prepares to make his ninth appearance in a European Ryder Cup team.sSportsRyder CupWeight managementMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseLifestyleWalesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 20:37:07 GMT