FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 02:09:07 -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 LOWYwHealthGovernment and politicsReckless endangermentRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsAccidents and disastersGovernment regulationsLaw and orderViolent crimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:25:56 GMTNishikori beats Raonic in 5 sets at US Open YORK (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:33:31 GMTGroup accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.SINAN SALAHEDDINDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar crimesEthnic cleansingMilitant groupsInternational lawWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:29 GMTSurvey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted' (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.JOE McDONALDfBusinessGovernment regulationsMonopoly and antitrustEconomyGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeCorporate newsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:57:22 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:23 GMTUS military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaKenyaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 07:59:19 GMTUS military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 08:55:11 GMTRussia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyUnited StatesRussiaEstoniaUkraineEastern EuropeDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 08:05:14 GMTDethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.ESTHER HTUSANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:52 GMTKirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk, Mass. (AP) — Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesBostonNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:42:21 GMTCops: Groom, 2 others charged after wedding brawl (AP) — A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman's boyfriend.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:04:59 GMTIran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.htGeneral newsMilitary technologyWeapons technologyTechnologyTehranIranMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 08:40:50 GMTMore storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds LOUIS (AP) — More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherTornadoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:04:49 GMTTake my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual YORK (AP) — In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. JAMES MARTINEZaGeneral newsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Sep 2014 07:37:00 GMTModi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanIndiaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:53 GMTGunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician, Tunisia (AP) — A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 07:22:35 GMTAttacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:53:30 GMT9 steps a Japanese man took to 16 surrogate babies (AP) — Police say Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta followed nine key steps on his path to fathering 16 surrogate babies in Thailand, born starting in June 2013. It's unclear whether he went through all of the steps for every baby; four are in Cambodia and the rest remain in Thailand. Here's how he did it:The Associated PressiGeneral newsSexual and reproductive healthHealthThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 07:45:22 GMTUS military targets extremists in Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.wGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSomaliaMogadishuKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 06:48:14 GMTPhilippine House rejects Aquino impeachment, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges.iGeneral newsImpeachmentsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:12:18 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 resignationsMilitant groupsGovernment transitionsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational governmentsEgyptLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 08:17:58 GMTWaldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeTrafficPoliceLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 08:27:08 GMTHamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves (AP) — The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.GEORGE HENRYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:38:00 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen.aGeneral newsStormsCoastlines and beachesWeatherEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 06:20:36 GMTAsia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market. Hong Kong's benchmark was recovering after initially retreating on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHong KongJapanChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 06:11:45 GMTHomicide charges for S. Korean soldiers over death, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April.iGeneral newsHazing ritualsMilitary legal affairsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 05:44:38 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 05:40:31 GMTHouston Astros fire manager Bo Porter (AP) — The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:38:56 GMTEuro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting (AP) — The euro has fallen to a one-year low against the dollar as Europe's single currency remains under pressure ahead of this week's policy meeting of the European Central Bank.fBusinessCurrency marketsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 02 Sep 2014 08:28:34 GMT50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:The Associated PresshtLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationMath and science educationState legislatureEducation standardsStudent testingTeachingScienceHigher educationGovernment programsSchool administrationState governmentsProfessional organizationsElectionsLanguage educationEducation policyProtests and demonstrationsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominations2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureLegislationSchool curriculaTechnologyNational governmentsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsLabor issuesSocial issuesGovernment policyPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsCabinetsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsState electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUtahTexasArizonaArkansasWashingtonIowaMissouriHawaiiMississippiCaliforniaNew YorkGeorgiaOklahomaFloridaSouth DakotaWisconsinTennesseeNew JerseyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:31:30 GMTDizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 06:43:06 GMTBlackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderUnited StatesBaghdadNorth AmericaIraqMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 07:24:31 GMTSurrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies (AP) — When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.JOCELYN GECKERTHANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsSexual and reproductive healthCrimePersonal loansHealthPersonal financeBusinessThailandBangkokCambodiaJapanSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 07:41:30 GMTAnti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 02 Sep 2014 05:41:18 GMTCommission rejects London mayor's plan for airport (AP) — Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.iBusinessGeneral newsEstuariesMunicipal governmentsEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:59 GMTPutin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark, Russia (AP) — A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoscowUkraineRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 08:10:25 GMT3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail (AP) — Three prisoners including a death row inmate killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped in a rare jailbreak in northeastern China early Tuesday, prompting a manhunt that later recaptured two of the men, state media said.iGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderChinaHarbinGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 07:49:47 GMTJury to begin deliberations in ex-governor trial, Va. (AP) — A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:05 GMT5 things to know about driving on marijuana (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:JOAN LOWYwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsAccidents and disastersDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 07:27:09 GMTAustralian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 02 Sep 2014 08:33:28 GMTCourt halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany (AP) — A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 08:17:48 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsNASCARAutomobile racingProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sports, 02 Sep 2014 06:53:19 GMTPakistan parliament meets over political crisis (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.REBECCA SANTANAMUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestVotingElectionsPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:21:31 GMTChris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeCelebrity, 02 Sep 2014 07:04:06 GMTS. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death, South Korea (AP) — Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.xiGeneral newsViolent crimeHazing ritualsCrimeConscriptionSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:08 GMTWawrinka pulls away to beat Robredo at US Open YORK (AP) — Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 02 Sep 2014 06:46:05 GMTSuicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 08:36:42 GMTAmnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes (AP) — Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.iGeneral newsEthnic cleansingWar crimesInternational lawWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 07:22:11 GMTSyrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsHostage situationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:14 GMT$2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday CITY, N.J. (AP) — Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:52:32 GMT