FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Sep 2014 11:52:04 -0700Jenny Sanford wants psych exam for US Rep. Sanford, S.C. (AP) — Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce.BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDivorce and separationsFamily issuesSocial affairsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:21:06 GMTStudy links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceAtmospheric scienceGlaciologyClimateOceanographyEnvironment and natureWater environmentOceansEarth scienceEnvironmentUnited StatesBoulderNorth AmericaColorado, 02 Sep 2014 18:18:52 GMTMcDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation.fBusinessFood safetyPublic healthHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:56 GMTUK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderUnited KingdomMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:24 GMTPakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.REBECCA SANTANAMUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsLegislatureNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsVotingArmed forcesMilitary and defensePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 18:37:58 GMTNFL suspends Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for 6 games, fines him $500,000 (AP) — NFL suspends Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for 6 games, fines him $500,000.sSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:35:19 GMTSerena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss YORK (AP) — Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:38:41 GMTChristie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational trade2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyState governmentsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesPolitical partiesEconomyBusinessNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyWar and unrestGeneral newsPolitical organizationsMexicoUnited StatesIsraelMiddle EastNew JerseyNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 18:22:34 GMTA look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?ADAM SCHRECKZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestBeirutDubaiSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIraqLebanonUnited Arab Emirates, 02 Sep 2014 18:34:40 GMTAP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsEconomyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsBusinessInternational agreementsDiplomacyCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineKievEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:20:52 GMTJustice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasCorpus ChristiUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:44 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 18:01:40 GMTVideo purports to show beheading of US journalist (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsIslamInternational relationsWar and unrestForeign policyJournalistsReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsGovernment policyNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:47:58 GMTUS court hears debate in NSA phone records case YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.htGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:28:37 GMTA guide to the trial over Texas' Voter ID law, Texas (AP) — A major election year in Texas largely has overshadowed the trial to determine the fate of the state's tough new voter identification law, but U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi is presiding over a case to determine whether the measure safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout.The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited States General ElectionJudicial electionsState electionsVotingLegal proceedingsLocal electionsGovernment and politicsEventsElectionsJudiciaryLaw and orderGeneral electionsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:58:00 GMTUkraine military routed as Russia talks tough, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 18:39:11 GMTPicking the best of the worst for Ryder Cup YORK (AP) — Graeme McDowell saw this coming nine months ago when his thoughts turned to the Ryder Cup.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsRyder CupGolfPGA ChampionshipsEvents, 02 Sep 2014 18:05:32 GMTProblems abound with health law immigration papers (AP) — More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsAccess to health careImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment and politicsHealth issuesHealthGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:21:39 GMTCoroner: Indiana teen killed by asphyxiation (AP) — Relatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger.KEN KUSMERaGeneral newsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:35:01 GMTToday in History is Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.The Associated PressaAccidents and disastersWar and unrestGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 17:56:43 GMTFlight diverted due to dispute over reclining seat, Fla. (AP) — A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to Florida, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive — just upset over the recent death of her two dogs.tTravelLifestyleAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJacksonvilleWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:13:33 GMTQuake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest, Calif. (AP) — The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins.MICHELLE LOCKEaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleWineriesNatural disastersAgricultureIndustriesBeveragesAccidents and disastersConsumer products and servicesRecreation and leisureNapaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:16:26 GMTWhere things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan (AP) — More than a year after Detroit filed for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge is hearing evidence on whether he should approve the city's plan to emerge from billions of dollars in debt. Here's a look at the past, present and future of the city's finances:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsBankruptcy figuresLegal proceedingsEconomyLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:19:24 GMTSpanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeTumorsCancerDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderUnited KingdomMadridSpainMalagaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 18:29:48 GMTPentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit (AP) — Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was target of US strikes; unclear if he was hit.wGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 02 Sep 2014 18:14:53 GMTFlight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute, Fla. (AP) — A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to Florida, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive — just upset over the recent death of her two dogs.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJacksonvilleWest Palm BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:34 GMTChris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.BEN NUCKOLSwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:36:17 GMTObama names first Asian American EEOC chair (AP) — Jenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian American to lead that agency.wBusinessGovernment and politicsWorkplace discriminationPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil liberties, 02 Sep 2014 18:22:17 GMTHome Depot investigates breach YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach.htBusinessGeneral newsComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Sep 2014 18:22:33 GMTMaryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic in April.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMarylandCumberlandFloridaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:34:51 GMTCourt: US can withhold Guantanamo detainee images YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a decision allowing the U.S. government to keep secret photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo detainee.aGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:51:26 GMTUS manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceConsumer spendingEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:46:34 GMTObama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it."wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 02 Sep 2014 18:46:15 GMTTips on auto financing if you have poor credit credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at the website, says consumers with poor credit shouldn't bite.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsCar buyingAutomobilesPersonal loansPersonal financeFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesLifestyle, 02 Sep 2014 18:23:36 GMTNew York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.CAROLYN THOMPSONDAVID KLEPPERaBusinessGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkBuffaloLake ErieUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:04:43 GMTReview: 'Summer of the Dead' has powerful plot"Summer of the Dead" (Minotaur Books), by Julia KellerOLINE H. COGDILLeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureCrimeEntertainmentGeneral news, 02 Sep 2014 18:20:28 GMTIt's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.SCOTT MAYEROWITZtTravelLifestyleTransportation safetyAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTransportationGeneral newsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:16:32 GMTFamily: Joan Rivers on life support YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 02 Sep 2014 17:46:12 GMTFamily spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of beheading video by Islamic State, are grieving (AP) — Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of beheading video by Islamic State, are grieving.wGovernment and politics, 02 Sep 2014 18:26:50 GMTGoogle's corporate products division changes name FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 02 Sep 2014 17:58:31 GMTFormer Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury, Va. (AP) — The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCelebrityPolitical corruptionCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:54:54 GMT32 teens escape from Nashville detention center, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.ERIK SCHELZIGaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeState governmentsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:38:26 GMTIslamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a federal senator said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 18:47:55 GMTNFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000, Ind. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a March traffic stop.RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceLegal proceedingsArrestsDrug-related crimeSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderCrimeDopingReckless endangermentIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 18:44:07 GMTOnly 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond, N.C. (AP) — There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteRichmondNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 02 Sep 2014 18:19:09 GMTNicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 18:11:00 GMTPeng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis YORK (AP) — Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first semifinal in 37 Grand Slam tournaments.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsNew York CityUnited StatesQueensChinaNew YorkNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 18:48:07 GMTAPNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 17:51:40 GMTUS family grieving over new beheading video (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politics, 02 Sep 2014 18:40:23 GMTUN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMaliBamakoWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:31 GMT