FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 20:36:05 -0700Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:21:45 GMTUS official: Venezuela fighting drug trafficking, Venezuela (AP) — Even as the U.S. and Venezuela publicly feud about the role the South American country plays in fighting drug smuggling, there are signs the two nations may not be as far apart on the issue as it seems.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeSmugglingVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 00:42:33 GMTWallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:35:15 GMTGiants snap tie in 9th, beat Arizona to narrow gap (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Wednesday.JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 00:35:19 GMTSchool district police stock up free military gear ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProduction facilitiesPoliceViolent crimeCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNevadaCaliforniaFloridaTexasUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:13:12 GMT46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:45:56 GMTCardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.JOSH HOFFNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeSports governanceArrestsViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:49:49 GMTPearce hits 2 HRs as champion Orioles beat Toronto (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles had every right to experience a letdown just one night after clinching their first AL East title in 17 years.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreTorontoMarylandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 18 Sep 2014 03:28:33 GMTFuture of Olympic course unclear after hearing DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.STEPHEN WADETALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsOlympic gamesEnvironmental laws and regulationsSports governanceLaw and orderSummer Olympic gamesEventsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Sep 2014 01:01:36 GMTHendriks wins again, pitches Cubs past Reds (AP) — Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.JOHN JACKSONsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:59:42 GMTCarrasco Ks 12 in 2-hitter, Indians top Astros 2-0 (AP) — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 2-0 Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:58:07 GMTFiji's military ruler headed for big election win, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareFijiSuvaOceania, 18 Sep 2014 01:27:47 GMTFirst lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, telling them she was inspired by their focus and courage as they battle life-threatening diseases.ADRIAN SAINZaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleChild and teen healthMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 00:54:00 GMTCardinals RB Dwyer arrested on assault charges (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.JOSH HOFFNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeArrestsSports governanceViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 00:59:12 GMTAlvarez pitches Marlins to 4-3 win over Mets YORK (AP) — Henderson Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip in which they lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a season-ending injury when he was hit in the face by a pitch.RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:33:30 GMTTallent, Norton reach US Senior Amateur final BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Tallent and Bryan Norton each won two matches Wednesday in the U.S. Senior Amateur to advance to the final at Big Canyon.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolf, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:56 GMTJapan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row (AP) — Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 18 Sep 2014 02:53:41 GMTIran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.EDITH M. LEDERERaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastIranIraqFranceNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Sep 2014 03:12:20 GMTJason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:51 GMTAustralian prime minister says fears of a demonstration killing led to Sydney police raids (AP) — Australian prime minister says fears of a demonstration killing led to Sydney police raids.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 18 Sep 2014 02:04:39 GMTJeter ends long skid, Yankees beat Rays 3-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.MARK DIDTLERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 18 Sep 2014 02:27:44 GMTBraves beat Nationals 3-1 to snap 5-game skid (AP) — Three runs scored on Christian Bethancourt's single in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:40:34 GMTJournalists criticize White House for 'secrecy' (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaDistrict of ColumbiaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 18 Sep 2014 01:10:12 GMTJapan trade deficit falls to $8.8B as imports ebb (AP) — Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.8 million) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as weak demand at home hit imports while exports also fell, the Finance ministry reported Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 18 Sep 2014 01:08:10 GMTAP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestNational electionsElectionsBrazilRio de JaneiroCubaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 00:39:14 GMTOver 2,000 homes threatened in California fire, Calif. (AP) — Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEvacuationsProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:07:58 GMTOrman business tie part of Kansas Senate race, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.JOHN HANNAfBusinessGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeGeneral newsState governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:16:14 GMTAustralian leader warns of planned attack (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said Thursday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceania, 18 Sep 2014 03:14:53 GMTHouse grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.DAVID ESPODONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGeneral newsUnited StatesSyriaIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 00:56:26 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:02:55 GMTCain, Aoki power Royals to 6-2 win over White Sox CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:15:07 GMT15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids (AP) — Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaOceaniaMiddle East, 18 Sep 2014 00:33:01 GMT'Genius grant' winner Bechdel has memoir coming YORK (AP) — MacArthur Foundation "genius" Alison Bechdel is not about to rest.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 18 Sep 2014 02:19:29 GMTTrial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropyHigher educationEducationSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPittsburghPennsylvaniaHazletonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:21:17 GMTA look at key developments in NFL controversies YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceCelebrityCrimeViolent crimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 18 Sep 2014 00:45:52 GMTLos Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.ALBA MORA ROCAVICTOR CAIVANOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014TravelCoastlines and beachesLeisure travelEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsLifestyleEnvironment and natureMexicoSan JoseArizonaLa PazNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCosta RicaUnited StatesBoliviaSouth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:55:51 GMTAmazon debuts new e-readers, kid-friendly Fire YORK (AP) — Amazon keeps rolling out the devices.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessTechnologyE-book readersConsumer electronicsMobile phonesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 18 Sep 2014 01:34:48 GMTOver 1,600 homes threatened in California fire, Calif. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,600 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersProperty damageEvacuationsProduction facilitiesCorporate newsBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:23:29 GMTDog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestylePetsPortlandPennsylvaniaDuboisOregonPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:14:38 GMTSuffolk Downs notifies workers it will close (AP) — Suffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track, has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license.PHILIP MARCELOaBusinessGeneral newsSportsHorse racingThoroughbred racingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:13:14 GMTJapan, neighbors agree to moves to protect eels (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceFishEnvironmental concernsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 03:26:51 GMTMost Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomyBusinessAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:12:46 GMTSullivan ad calls out Begich snowmachine riding, Alaska (AP) — An X Games snowmachine rider calls out Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's riding skills in a new campaign ad from Republican Dan Sullivan.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureX GamesEventsSportsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 02:27:51 GMTNFL Injury Report YORK (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois (ankle), DE Arthur Jones (ankle), S LaRon Landry (not injury related), G Joe Reitz (ankle), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related). LIMITED: WR T.Y. Hilton (groin), CB Greg Toler (ribs). FULL: C Khaled Holmes (ankle). JAGUARS: DNP: CB Alan Ball (abdomen), DE Chris Clemons (illness), RB Toby Gerhart (foot), TE Clay Harbor (calf), WR Allen Hurns (ankle), LB Paul Posluszny (knee). LIMITED: WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring). FULL: S Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), G Austin Pasztor (hand).aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 18 Sep 2014 03:29:04 GMTWainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2½-game edge in the NL Central.JASON L. YOUNGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:24:34 GMTClaim: Police killed unarmed man with mental issue ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him.BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesAfrican-AmericansViolent crimePoliceCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 01:40:09 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trial, China (AP) — The defense in the separatism trial of a Muslim Uighur scholar sought to show Thursday that his classroom lectures and online commentary never amounted to a campaign to split his native region of Xinjiang away from China.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsArrestsLegal proceedingsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Sep 2014 03:07:06 GMTTop TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope.DAN GELSTONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentAutomobile racing, 18 Sep 2014 00:28:18 GMTTV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend.FELICIA FONSECAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Sep 2014 03:20:26 GMTAPNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsBorder securityLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesPolitical issues, 18 Sep 2014 03:07:16 GMT