FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 04:33:54 -0700Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 10:09:49 GMTChina police formally arrest Chan son in drug case (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 11:20:40 GMTAPNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.ULA ILNYTZKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:15:14 GMTShelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineMinskDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeBelarus, 17 Sep 2014 10:32:24 GMTDoctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir, India (AP) — Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsFloodsHealthAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 09:27:00 GMTBangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader Tuesday whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsWar crimesWar casualtiesInternational lawIslamismWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 09:24:55 GMTShelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead, Ukraine (AP) — A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.iGeneral newsCease firesWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:53 GMTMarijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:27 GMTJapan wants North Korea abductions report soon (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister has urged North Korea to quickly release the results of a new investigation into the fate of dozens, possibly hundreds, of Japanese believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s.iGeneral newsJapanNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 10:46:12 GMTChinese shoe manufacturer says CEO, cash vanished (AP) — A Chinese shoe manufacturer says two of its top executives have vanished, along with most of the company's cash.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaGermanyHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:37:51 GMTSwedish king involved in car crash, unhurt (AP) — Sweden's royal palace says King Carl XVI Gustaf was involved in a car crash on his way to an airport in Stockholm but was unhurt.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:38:23 GMTTycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsHong KongUnited KingdomMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:17:01 GMTTrade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.R.K. MISRAKATY DAIGLEiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyGovernment and politicsChinaIndiaNew DelhiAhmedabadSri LankaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 11:29:02 GMTRadwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 10:24:00 GMTPope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint CITY (AP) — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a second miracle be confirmed.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianitySainthoodReligionSocial affairsVatican CitySri LankaSouth AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 17 Sep 2014 11:27:27 GMTWeakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.PETER ORSIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersTravelEventsAccidents and disastersLifestyleMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesArizonaCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:47 GMTStrong euro dents 1st-half profits for Zara owner (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:14:59 GMTMilestones of Scots' journey to independence vote (AP) — These are the milestones of Scotland's journey from Great Britain to the United Kingdom and, following Thursday's vote, a possible return to independence.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsRebellions and uprisingsLegislatureNationalismElectionsWar and unrestUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandLondonEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 10:19:26 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:15:27 GMTMagnitude-6.7 quake shakes Guam; no tsunami threat, Guam (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGuamHagatnaOceania, 17 Sep 2014 08:43:13 GMTRed tide off northwest Florida could hit economy, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsScienceAlgaeCoastlines and beachesOceanographyAnimalsEconomyOceansPlantsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsBusinessFloridaSt. PetersburgGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:29:45 GMTAirstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50 (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMassacresRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCivil warsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 08:00:52 GMTPakistan: Airstrikes kill 40 militants (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation launched in June.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 17 Sep 2014 10:26:00 GMTEurozone August inflation revised up to 0.4 pct (AP) — The inflation rate in August for the 18 countries using the euro has been revised up slightly.fBusinessPricesEconomyEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:40:20 GMTVikings bar Peterson from all team activities (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipCelebritySports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 09:35:49 GMTUS man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical defectionsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 09:28:50 GMTSpain hosts conference on deepening Libya crisis (AP) — Spain's foreign minister has warned an international conference focusing on Libya that the country could slide into a civil war situation similar to what is happening in Syria.iGeneral newsLibyaSpainMadridMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 10:55:34 GMTExcitement and relief in landmark Fiji election, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareFijiSuvaOceania, 17 Sep 2014 08:29:25 GMTFrance arrests 5 in militant women recruiting ring (AP) — France's top security official says five people have been arrested suspected of belonging to a ring that recruits young women to join Islamic militants in Syria.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFranceSyriaEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 09:23:49 GMTBank of England remains split on rates (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent.fBusinessEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:03 GMTThailand conducts autopsies on slain Britons (AP) — Police in Thailand said Wednesday they have conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week.iGeneral newsForensicsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 10:15:27 GMTScots' inventions are fuel for independence debate, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsHealthUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 10:24:02 GMTSony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsCorporate stockJapanEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 11:22:27 GMTR&A set for historic vote on women members "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfMen's sports, 17 Sep 2014 10:18:16 GMTBlacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.JESSE J. HOLLANDeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHispanicsPublic opinionNewspapersMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNews mediaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:01:47 GMTEmotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign, Scotland (AP) — Excitement and anxiety are mounting in Scotland on the final day of campaigning before an independence referendum.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 11:02:18 GMTCelebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery (AP) — A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:13:25 GMTChina leader lands in India for 3-day trade visit, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat for a three-day visit expected to boost trade between the two Asian giants.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyGovernment and politicsIndiaChinaAhmedabadSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:21 GMTChinese minority scholar on trial for separatism, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial Wednesday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists are seeking an independent state.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsLegal proceedingsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:27 GMTBillionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization.iBusinessGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 08:53:51 GMTWorld stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates and reports that China is providing extra liquidity to major state banks.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsMalaysiaChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:40:04 GMTPolish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawSoviet UnionRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 17 Sep 2014 08:37:22 GMTNew IS video warns US over Iraq deployment (AP) — The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 08:42:17 GMTOhio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank (AP) — Ohio prosecutors have started reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against teens accused of duping a special-needs boy who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:01:14 GMTA guide to Scotland as independence vote nears, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowLondonEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 08:46:32 GMTBenghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesLegislaturePolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:08:43 GMTGovernment urges end to Air France pilots strike (AP) — The French government wants Air France pilots to end a strike that has grounded half of the airline's flights this week amid anger over plans to shift much of its operations to a low-cost carrier.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 11:21:23 GMTSony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 08:13:55 GMTPakistan army says airstrikes kill 40 militants (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation begun in June.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 17 Sep 2014 10:39:48 GMTHow the Media Insight Project survey was conducted Media Insight Project survey on news consumption and perceptions among Hispanic and African-American audiences was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults. Interviews included 1,006 respondents on landline telephones and 486 on cellphones. The sample included oversamples of 318 non-Hispanic African- American adults and 358 Hispanic adults.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentHispanicsMedia, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:51 GMT