FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 01:18:06 -0700Ex-TSA screener sentenced for LAX drug smuggling ANGELES (AP) — A former security screener who helped smuggle drugs through Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to more than 6 ½ years in federal prison.tTravelLifestyleDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:35:22 GMTChina factory index ticks up, easing growth fears KONG (AP) — Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:19:57 GMTNATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle" (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaAfghanistanUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeUkraineCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 06:11:01 GMTExplosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12 (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said Tuesday.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:44:30 GMTAndersen's 27 saves help Ducks beat Avs 4-0, Calif. (AP) — Dany Heatley scored in the opening minute of his first game with the Anaheim Ducks, helping them beat Colorado 4-0 in one of two split-squad games with the Avalanche on Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:29:33 GMTChina stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing (AP) — Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 03:32:48 GMTConservative scholar faces sentencing YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama is facing sentencing in his campaign finance case.aGeneral newsCampaign finance improprietiesLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsCrimeCampaignsElectionsLaw and order, 23 Sep 2014 05:02:54 GMTIsraeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights (AP) — Israeli military says it shot down Syrian aircraft that entered its airspace in Golan Heights.iAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:28 GMTOvercoming turmoil, Met opera opens season YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."MIKE SILVERMANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsPerforming artsPolitical and civil unrest, 23 Sep 2014 03:48:41 GMTAbbas: Will demand UN resolution to end occupation YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he will demand an international resolution that would set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories when he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly this week.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHaGeneral newsMilitary occupationsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingCourtsWar and unrestEventsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:45:41 GMTPolice say rifle carried by ambush suspect found, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Sep 2014 03:58:00 GMTJeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandLos AngelesHoustonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 23 Sep 2014 06:13:06 GMT2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed (AP) — Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 05:53:40 GMTNormal traffic resumes on highway hit by slide, Wash. (AP) — Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:44:48 GMTMarathon suspect's friend due in court for hearing (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was due in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderSportsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:14:26 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year.The Associated PressaPlanetsAstronomyScience, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:59 GMTProsecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.PETE YOSTALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeGun politicsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaVirginiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:20:33 GMTLawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China (AP) — Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 05:18:34 GMTLawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence (AP) — An outspoken scholar who championed China's Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to life in prison, according to the scholar's lawyers.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesArrestsCrimePolitical activismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 06:11:21 GMTBears hold on to beat Jets 27-19 RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballIllinoisNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:35:13 GMTRangers get 9th win in 10 games, 4-3 over Astros, Texas (AP) — Guilder Rodriguez played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Texas Rangers called up the 31-year-old switch-hitting infielder earlier this month.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:12:13 GMTAPNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsSportsDopingCorporate sponsorshipCancerRoad cyclingMedical researchCorporate newsBusinessCyclingMen's cyclingMen's sportsDiseases and conditionsHealthAustinTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:56:45 GMTTensions high as ambush suspect evades capture, Pa. (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Sep 2014 05:41:08 GMTBin Laden spokesman faces possible life term YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was due in court to face a possible life sentence for his role as the spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:51 GMTMet opening a big deal for Russian bass YORK (AP) — For Ildar Abdrazakov, this may go down as the biggest opening night that almost didn't happen.MIKE SILVERMANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:19 GMTCollmenter gets 11th win, D-backs beat Twins 6-2 (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:09 GMTLA Kings beat Coyotes 4-3 in preseason shootout ANGELES (AP) — Nick Shore scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened the preseason with a 4-3 split-squad victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:25:13 GMTCoyotes beat Kings 5-4 in shootout, Ariz. (AP) — Henrik Samuelsson had a goal, two assists and scored in a shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings in a split-squad game Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:15:39 GMTLimits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate (AP) — The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.JOSH LEDERMANJIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationCorporate taxesOwnership changesCorporate newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeCampaignsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 06:08:41 GMTDucks rally for 5-2 win over Avs in preseason game (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 23 Sep 2014 03:29:05 GMTDole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 — wasn't Roberts.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCampaignsState governmentsDodge CityUnited StatesKansasNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:16:20 GMTAfghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLobbyingCampaignsJudicial electionsGovernment transitionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical issuesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelElectionsPolitical fundraisingVotingJudiciaryNational governmentsAfghanistanUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:27:07 GMTAmnesty blasts China's torture tool industry (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsActs of torturePolice brutalityHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational tradeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesEconomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 04:23:11 GMTEx US Marine imprisoned in Iran can call home YORK (AP) — The family of a former Marine imprisoned in Iran since his arrest three years ago on spying charges said his conditions have improved and he is now allowed to call home several times a week.MARIA SANMINIATELLIaGeneral newsCrimeUnited StatesIranNew YorkFlintMichiganNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 06:00:23 GMTGovernment hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingLegislatureTechnology issues, 23 Sep 2014 05:40:58 GMTIslamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Meanwhile, the United States and five Arab countries launched the first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsHostage situationsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsInternational relationsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsKidnappingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeDiplomacyMilitary and defenseTurkeySyriaAnkaraMiddle EastIraqUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:27:37 GMTStults pitches streaking Padres past Rockies 1-0 DIEGO (AP) — Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:46:15 GMTSyria says Washington informed it before strikes, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.ALBERT AJIBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational incidentsCivil warsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaDamascusTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:30:52 GMTIsrael military shoots down Syrian aircraft (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot down a Syrian aircraft that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights.IAN DEITCHiAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 08:03:04 GMTDamascus says Washington informed Syria's UN envoy before striking Islamic State in Syria, Syria (AP) — Damascus says Washington informed Syria's UN envoy before striking Islamic State in Syria.iGeneral newsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 04:16:55 GMTMessaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesTelecommunicationsConsumer products and servicesMobile phonesMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:13:07 GMTJeter's 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0 YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:59:02 GMTAccused White House intruder armed in July arrest (AP) — Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House.PETE YOSTALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 05:59:39 GMTIslanders beat Senators in pair of preseason games JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored the shootout winner, and the New York Islanders completed a preseason split-squad doubleheader sweep of the Ottawa Senators on Monday with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaNewfoundlandOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 03:21:06 GMTAP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. climate summit, complaining it was left out of the consultation process. A U.N. official disputed that claim.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsEnvironmental policySummitsEnvironmentClimateAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental treatiesForestsGovernment and politicsRain forestsEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational relationsInternational agreementsWildlifeLand environmentBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 06:06:56 GMTUS Soccer stands by Solo decision Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's soccerSoccerLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderInternational soccerUnited StatesSeattleNorth AmericaWashington, 23 Sep 2014 03:47:41 GMTAP Exclusive: Brazil says no to forest-saving plan YORK (AP) — Brazil's environment minister says her country will not sign on to a global anti-deforestation initiative being unveiled at the U.N. climate summit.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsEnvironmental policyEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsWildlifeLand environmentBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 04:53:12 GMTPentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsIslamArmed forcesInternational relationsMilitary and defenseGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:32:42 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Israeli army: 2 suspects in fatal abduction of 3 Israeli teens killed in West Bank shootout.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle EastWest BankPalestinian territories, 23 Sep 2014 04:41:56 GMT100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestArrestsClimateLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 04:02:02 GMT