FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 15 Sep 2014 02:28:10 -0700Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwHealthGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment financeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 08:25:37 GMTWife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer (AP) — A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife said Monday.iGeneral newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 15 Sep 2014 08:38:50 GMTHeineken rejects SABMiller takeover bid (AP) — Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller.fBusinessNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 08:36:48 GMTDenver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballHigh school footballFootballSports businessAthlete healthHigh school sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:51:04 GMTHoyer's late drive helps Browns shock Saints 26-24 (AP) — When the Browns explained their plans to Brian Hoyer about bringing rookie Johnny Manziel into the game, Cleveland's starting quarterback bit his lip and devised one of his own.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:20:12 GMTBengals beat Falcons, stay unbeaten without Green (AP) — Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green walked off the field gingerly, an ominous sign. On their opening series, the Bengals were about to get the answer to a question they'd like to avoid.JOE KAYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:17:09 GMTNelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24 BAY, Wis. (AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsProfessional footballFootballWisconsinNew YorkGreen BayUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:16:44 GMTIowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet.CATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:38:15 GMTWatt's TD catch fuels Texans' 30-14 win vs Raiders, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Texans are right back where they were a year ago after two games. Now they need to figure out how to avoid the collapse that led to 14 straight losses to end last season.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasOaklandUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 15 Sep 2014 07:22:05 GMTCivil War officer to receive Medal of Honor (AP) — President Barack Obama is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.wGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestMilitary and defenseEventsGeneral news, 15 Sep 2014 07:57:39 GMTPublic praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesNorthern IrelandIrelandBelfastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 08:51:35 GMTAir France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions (AP) — At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.MILOS KRIVOKAPICiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesAir travel disruptionsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsTransportationFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 07:31:40 GMTSweden's vote leaders seek to form government (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.iBusinessGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 07:27:10 GMTPatriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7 (AP) — Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 15 Sep 2014 07:17:56 GMTSpiller, Watkins spark Bills' 29-10 win over Miami PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Russ Brandon's voice was hoarse and his eyes red.JOHN WAWROWsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:19:07 GMTDozens of migrants drown off coast of Libya (AP) — The spokesman of Libya's coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLibyaEgyptNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 15 Sep 2014 09:03:34 GMTQuotations in the News"They are not Muslims, they are monsters." — British Prime Minister David Cameron on the Islamic State group, who beheaded U.K. aid worker David Haines.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 15 Sep 2014 07:02:20 GMTSEC West dominant through early weeks of season of the Southeastern Conference's footprint, it's become commonplace to hope for stumbles by college football's most dominant league.KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 08:37:37 GMTPolice detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 GMT'No time to lose' in global push against militants (AP) — With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem — minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestExtortion and threatsGovernment and politicsTerrorismCrimeNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited Arab EmiratesIraqFranceSyriaEgyptBaghdadParisUnited StatesMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaIranWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 09:04:02 GMTEgypt's most prominent activist released on bail (AP) — Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:48 GMTSkin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.JENNIFER C. KERRLAURAN NEERGAARDaHealthGovernment and politicsScienceEducationDiagnosis and treatmentSocial affairsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 08:30:19 GMTICYMI: Adrian Peterson, Jets' TO top NFL topics is not the case that an NFL player is suspended or deactivated because of — or kept around despite — a pending criminal case each and every day. Just seems that way lately. And the futures of some players, most notably 2012 MVP Adrian Peterson, are going to be a big deal this week.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsCelebritySports governanceProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairs, 15 Sep 2014 08:09:08 GMTGates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional footballFootballSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:30:03 GMTDavis leads Rams over Buccaneers in 1st NFL start, Fla. (AP) — Austin Davis felt right at home making his first NFL start.FRED GOODALLsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTampaAustinFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 15 Sep 2014 07:23:06 GMTUS works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough? (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksHumanitarian crisesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:20:19 GMTHurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by the physical nature of their chosen profession.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 15 Sep 2014 07:15:34 GMTJay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballCaliforniaIllinoisSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 08:00:59 GMTTyphoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersStormsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationPhilippinesManilaChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 15 Sep 2014 07:22:19 GMTIslamic State group's war chest is growing daily (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsWar and unrestExtortion and threatsCivil warsTerrorismGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessCrimeSyriaUnited StatesTurkeyMiddle EastIraqQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 08:52:53 GMTMass. school at center of treatment controversy Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.The Associated PressaHealthGovernment and politicsScienceEducationDiagnosis and treatmentSocial affairs, 15 Sep 2014 08:47:32 GMTGreek island missing out on tourism boom, Greece (AP) — What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?THANASSIS STAVRAKISiGeneral newsTravelFinancial crisisLeisure travelLifestyleEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 07:45:10 GMTPilots at Germany's Lufthansa to strike on Tuesday (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots says they will walk off the job at Frankfurt airport for eight hours on Tuesday, preventing departures by Germany's biggest airline from its busiest airport.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyFrankfurtWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 07:08:37 GMTClinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsNational electionsEventsIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:36:25 GMTGlobal stocks down after weak China data (AP) — World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:32 GMTLepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 15 Sep 2014 09:14:51 GMTMcIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins (AP) — Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth green.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfMen's sportsEvents, 15 Sep 2014 08:26:08 GMTCowboys start road trip beating Titans 26-10, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarco Murray is giving the Dallas Cowboys the ability to run over opponents, at least when he holds onto the ball.TERESA M. WALKERsSportsProfessional footballFootballTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:16:13 GMTHappy red cup leads to happy new Miss America CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.WAYNE PARRYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentBeauty pageantsMiss America PageantCoastlines and beachesEventsEnvironment and natureNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 06:49:04 GMTCardinals keep on winning, Giants keep on losing RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting off to poor starts caused the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants to miss the playoffs a year ago.TOM CANAVANsSportsAthlete injuriesFootballAthlete healthProfessional footballNew YorkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:20:11 GMTPearce, Harrison among game's biggest surprises Pearce may be the perfect embodiment of Baltimore's surprising year.NOAH TRISTERsSportsMLB PlayoffsAthlete injuriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSeattleOaklandNew York CityHoustonPittsburghWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaNew YorkTexasPennsylvania, 15 Sep 2014 08:41:43 GMTHong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss KONG (AP) — Alibaba's choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial center. Now, the city's stock market is starting to rethink rules that stopped it from accommodating the Chinese e-commerce giant's unique management setup.KELVIN CHANfBusinessCorporate stockStock marketsCorporate newsFinancial marketsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 15 Sep 2014 07:55:02 GMTKim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats, New Zealand (AP) — At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.NICK PERRYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsLegislatureNew ZealandWellingtonOceania, 15 Sep 2014 06:54:42 GMTDream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballInternational basketballMen's sportsBasketballSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesProfessional basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEventsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSpainBarcelonaBulgariaUnited StatesEuropeChinaWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 15 Sep 2014 08:48:20 GMTIran's top leader discharged from hospital, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMen's healthHealthTehranIranMiddle East, 15 Sep 2014 08:40:19 GMTHundreds flee 2 California wildfires, Calif. (AP) — Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 08:12:43 GMTDiplomatic push grows against Islamic State group (AP) — Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsWar and unrestFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 07:41:12 GMTCivil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor (AP) — After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEventsGeneral newsUnited StatesWisconsinNorth America, 15 Sep 2014 07:59:34 GMTBritish boy gets 1st proton treatment in Prague (AP) — A British boy at the center of an uproar after his parents took him from a U.K. hospital without doctors' consent is receiving the first treatment for his brain tumor in the Czech capital.iGeneral newsHealthTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomPragueWestern EuropeEuropeCzech RepublicEastern Europe, 15 Sep 2014 07:52:52 GMTOSCE team in east Ukraine comes near shelling, Ukraine (AP) — Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire agreement.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 15 Sep 2014 08:35:25 GMT