FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Sep 2014 09:07:35 -0700Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed six people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 13:41:08 GMTAfghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.iGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:53 GMTPope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony.LLAZAR SEMININICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsReligious strifeChristianityReligionInterfaith familiesRadicalismSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesFamily issuesGovernment and politicsAlbaniaTiranaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Sep 2014 15:47:47 GMTScotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum (AP) — Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:43:39 GMTKenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen stormed the upscale mall.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 14:49:24 GMTAttacks kill 10 people in Iraq (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 14:18:38 GMTThousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsCease firesNationalismPolitical and civil unrestUkraineMoscowRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 15:15:50 GMTNew Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.JASON STRAZIUSORAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsCabinetsGovernment and politicsRun-off electionsVotingElectionsInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 15:47:51 GMTNASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's showtime at Mars.MARCIA DUNNhtGeneral newsSciencePlanetsAerospace technologyAtmospheric scienceAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 14:14:48 GMTEgypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week, West Bank (AP) — Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory, a Palestinian official said Sunday.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesDiplomacyCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 13:24:47 GMTLast king of Nepal suffers heart attack, Nepal (AP) — The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.iGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 15:22:56 GMTUkraine says rebel attacks continue (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Sunday that attacks by Russia-backed rebel fighters are continuing despite a cease-fire called for by both sides more than two weeks ago.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMoscowUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:57:56 GMTHuge Northern California wildfire keeps growing PINES, Calif. (AP) — As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structures had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 15:39:45 GMTInjured Azarenka pulls out of Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.sSportsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsWuhanChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 12:30:36 GMTGang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.htGeneral newsTechnologyBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 12:11:08 GMTFacts, questions in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting (AP) — A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart will have to sort out conflicting accounts to determine whether charges should be filed in a racially charged case that has drawn national attention.LISA CORNWELLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioDaytonCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 15:03:51 GMTUN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.wGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:17:02 GMTSyria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.DESMOND BUTLERSUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman rights and civil libertiesFloodsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidents and disastersTurkeyUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 14:58:11 GMTGerman families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash (AP) — German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBerlinGermanyUkraineMalaysiaRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:57:56 GMTVenus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsWuhanChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 13:19:02 GMTMarch on global warming expected to draw thousands YORK (AP) — Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.aGeneral newsClimateEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 12:38:11 GMTErdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 15:28:44 GMTWho wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?CHARLES BABINGTONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionLegislatureUnited States General ElectionElection recountsPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsUnited StatesLouisianaAlaskaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:21:36 GMTAt Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesWomen's sportsTerritorial disputesHuman rights and civil libertiesOlympic gamesEventsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWinter Olympic gamesSouth KoreaJapanChinaEast AsiaSyriaKashmirBeijingMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaCentral AsiaIraqAsiaGreater ChinaIndia, 21 Sep 2014 12:20:38 GMT5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 11:58:31 GMTFrance charges 5 in Islamic State recruiting ring (AP) — French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFranceMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 14:48:00 GMTEgyptian military helicopter crashes, 6 killed (AP) — Egyptian state television says a military helicopter has crashed in an oasis province southwest of Cairo, killing six and wounding one.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 12:21:31 GMTHamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a mechanical failure.CHRIS LINESsSportsAthlete retirementAutomobilesFormula OneAutomobile racingProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLifestyleSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 15:28:02 GMTFormer Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.sSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationProfessional footballFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 14:22:19 GMTSyria blasts coalition against Islamic State, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismChemical weaponsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:47 GMTHopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSyriaIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 15:26:43 GMTParis prison opens doors for Heritage Days (AP) — Paris' mythic La Sante prison opened its heavily guarded doors to visitors Sunday as part of the country's annual Heritage Days festival.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 15:38:46 GMT9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 21 Sep 2014 14:19:27 GMTChinese town protests over trash incinerator (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.iBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsEnvironment and naturePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Sep 2014 15:28:40 GMTWife of UK hostage issues plea to militants (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingCrimeUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 12:12:55 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsBombingsWar casualtiesWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPrison breaksGovernment and politicsPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesEgyptCairoNile RiverMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 14:35:55 GMTChinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit, Iran (AP) — A Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy, Iran's state television reported on Sunday.iGeneral newsMaritime piracyCrimeChinaIranGulf of AdenPersian GulfGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 12:19:08 GMTSierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYROBBIE COREY-BOULETiGeneral newsHealthVolunteerismPoisoningInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSocial affairsSierra LeoneFreetownWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 15:44:50 GMT'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M YORK (AP) — The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 21 Sep 2014 15:31:02 GMTArab states lag in media war against extremists, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTerrorismMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionInternational relationsDubaiEgyptSyriaMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesIraqUnited Arab EmiratesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 15:52:47 GMTYemen state media: Prime minister resigns, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's prime minister resigned Sunday, the state news agency reported, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMediaYemenSanaaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 15:32:08 GMTBackers seek expansion of civil rights death law, Ala. (AP) — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsVietnam WarCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestEventsJacksonMississippiAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 15:31:32 GMTUS general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria, Croatia (AP) — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesBaghdadCroatiaSyriaMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 13:34:25 GMTUS applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 12:43:29 GMTYemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned, Yemen (AP) — Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 15:10:50 GMTSecurity breach prompts more White House security (AP) — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 13:34:03 GMTUS general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqBaghdadSyriaCroatiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 15:43:53 GMTSome California wells run dry amid drought PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsCaliforniaPortervilleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 14:04:20 GMTPope denounces perversion of religion for violence, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he visited Albania on Sunday, holding up as a model the Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal oppression under communism but now live and work peacefully together.LLAZAR SEMININICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesAlbaniaEuropeTiranaEastern Europe, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:10 GMTFighting resumes in Yemen's capital, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say heavy fighting has resumed in the capital, Sanaa, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 14:01:31 GMT