FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Sep 2014 15:07:22 -0700Bombings, mortar fire kill 13 people in Iraq (AP) — Bombs and mortar fire killed 13 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 19:06:04 GMTPirates edge Brewers 1-0, move closer to playoffs (AP) — Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth, edging Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday to extend their wild-card lead over the Brewers.WILL GRAVESsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:41:36 GMTVikings QB Matt Cassel breaks foot vs. Saints ORLEANS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say starting quarterback Matt Cassel has broken his left foot in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:12:20 GMTNYPD: 1 officer killed, 8 hurt in van crash YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old rookie police officer was killed early Sunday and eight other officers were injured when their van crashed into a concrete barrier in the Bronx, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBronxNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:24:07 GMTCiting Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAbortionState governmentsNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthHealthCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:53:05 GMTKelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles 3-2 (AP) — Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Boston Red Sox got home runs from Mookie Betts and David Ross in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:56:43 GMTWorkers voting on proposed Lear Corp contract, Ind. (AP) — Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats have begun voting on a tentative agreement that ended a one-day strike.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesStrikesCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:53:17 GMTNew Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.JASON STRAZIUSORAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsInternational agreementsElectionsCabinetsGovernment and politicsRun-off electionsWar and unrestVotingCrimeInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:11:51 GMTLions stuff Packers 19-7 (AP) — Even one of Matthew Stafford's interceptions quickly turned into two points for Detroit.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:33:47 GMTRivers leads Chargers to 22-10 win over Bills PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Philip Rivers found a new go-to target in leading the San Diego Chargers to their latest victory.JOHN WAWROWhtSportsTechnologyProfessional footballFootballMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:30:57 GMTGov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsAutomotive technologyState governmentsLegislationIndustrial technologyTechnologyGovernment and politicsLegislatureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:50:46 GMTDeGrom strikes out 10, Mets sweep Braves (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were knocked out of the playoff race Sunday after a stunning late-season collapse, losing to Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets 10-2.GEORGE HENRYsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaNew York CityGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:42 GMTPolice say rifle carried by ambush suspect found, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a Pennsylvania 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.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:20 GMTSierra Leone concludes nationwide 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 newsHealthPoisoningVolunteerismDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesSocial affairsSierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownGuineaLiberiaAfrica, 21 Sep 2014 20:43:11 GMTWesselingh beats Langer in playoff, Germany (AP) — England's Paul Wesselingh won the European Senior Tour's WinstonGolf Senior Open on Sunday, beating German star Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 20:47:46 GMTMore drought forecast next year across West, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.aGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNevadaRenoUnited StatesUtahTruckeeNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Sep 2014 20:49:14 GMTFormer Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.sSportsSocial mediaAccidentsFootballAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationProfessional footballOnline mediaMediaMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:58:52 GMTBlue Jackets beat Hurricanes in exhibition opener, N.C. (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves to help a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 21 Sep 2014 20:23:12 GMTSyria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestAccidents and disastersFloodsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeyUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 19:50:34 GMTStudy: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOhtTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronics, 21 Sep 2014 20:52:58 GMTCalifornia authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five men have been recaptured a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaMaderaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:22:34 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 20:34:26 GMTWestern Mexico state reports new mine spill, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a river spill from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.iBusinessGeneral newsRivers and streamsProduction facilitiesEnvironment and natureCorporate newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironmental concernsMaterials industryIndustriesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Sep 2014 19:53:53 GMTMatthews, Maclin lead Eagles over Redskins 37-34 (AP) — Jordan Matthews, the rookie who replaced DeSean Jackson, and veteran Jeremy Maclin lifted the Philadelphia Eagles past the star receiver's new team.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:49:59 GMTJennings rushes for 176 yards, Giants beat Texans RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With his team desperate for win, Tom Coughlin lightened the mood for the New York Giants during the week.TOM CANAVANsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:54:44 GMTDel. authorities: Bus overturns, several injured, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a bus carrying dozens of people has overturned in Delaware, causing several injuries.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:56:23 GMTMan seen with UVa student faces driving charge, Va. (AP) — A man seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought Sunday on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, police announced at a news conference.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentMissing personsCrimeCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:22:25 GMTDalton's TD catch leads Bengals over Titans 33-7 (AP) — Andy Dalton, pass catcher?JOE KAYsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioCincinnatiTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:19:14 GMT32 structures destroyed in California wildfire FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsProperty damageAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:15:49 GMTYemen government signs peace deal with Shiites, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyPolitical resignationsInternational agreementsMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseYemenSanaaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 20:01:12 GMTSouthwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 19:27:27 GMTEx-stepson: White House intruder meant no harm (AP) — The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House says the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could have brought with him if he meant any harm.LOLITA C. BALDORJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsVeteransParentingRelationshipsLifestyleArrestsGun politicsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIraqMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 19:26:48 GMTNelsons to debut as BSO music director this week (AP) — A new era begins this week for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:03:09 GMT'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:34:11 GMTMarisnick's homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3 (AP) — Seattle's playoff hopes took another hit, as Jake Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the Mariners on Sunday.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:57:30 GMTKluber strikes out 14; Indians beat Twins 7-2 (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Cleveland Indians didn't lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.sSportsSports transactionsMLB PlayoffsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:42:38 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 21:37:11 GMTSurvive and advance in college football, sort of down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's fourth weekend.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaWashingtonAuburnUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Sep 2014 20:16:54 GMTStrasburg leads Nats to 4-game sweep of Marlins (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday for a four-game sweep.CHRISTOPHER STOCKsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsMiamiNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Sep 2014 20:04:34 GMTLuck throws 4 TDs, Colts rout Jaguars 44-17, Fla. (AP) — This was the Indianapolis Colts everyone expected to see in 2014.MARK LONGsSportsProfessional footballFootballJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:24:44 GMTAoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, helping Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals hold their AL wild-card spot by beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Sunday.sSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:57:12 GMTClementi family become advocates after suicide BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansSuicidesSuicide preventionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMental healthHealthNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 19:36:12 GMTCowboys erase 21-point deficit, beat Rams 34-31 LOUIS (AP) — Tony Romo matched the biggest comeback in Dallas Cowboys history.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:22:24 GMTRelatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday.BETSY BLANEYJOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeTexasDistrict of ColumbiaIraqUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Sep 2014 21:06:32 GMTSaints get first win of season, 20-9 over Vikings ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints celebrated their home opener with a victory.BRETT MARTELsSportsProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 21 Sep 2014 20:43:23 GMTTanaka, Jeter lead Yankees over Blue Jays 5-2 YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter got yet another big hit on his final homestand, leading the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday.RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 21 Sep 2014 20:32:11 GMTFrance's Sarkozy makes comeback TV appearance (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy says he's learned a few things about himself in the two-and-a-half years since his bitter defeat in France's 2012 presidential elections.GREG KELLERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Sep 2014 19:58:20 GMTTucker's field goal lifts Ravens over Browns 23-21 (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens aren't letting anything distract them from winning.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:57:04 GMTGarcia 2 HRs, leads Danks, White Sox over Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia hit two home runs and John Danks took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday as the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 in the Rays' home finale.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 21:35:48 GMTPatriots' sluggish offense beats Raiders 16-9, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots needed a last-minute defensive play to bail out a sluggish offense and hold on for a 16-9 victory over the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Sep 2014 20:28:56 GMT