FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:59:26 -07:00NTSB: Sleep apnea, speed cited in NYC-area train crasheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af27424a669545d89bb874ab0a1365b0Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:43:23 GMTThe engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af27424a669545d89bb874ab0a1365b0The Latest: Puerto Rico digs out as flood threat continueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f6f96195f8443879d03bb1c34e2006eThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:51:41 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f6f96195f8443879d03bb1c34e2006eHouse Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84cf49dc4bf24a9ca41a7bdfd860ad46Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:51:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84cf49dc4bf24a9ca41a7bdfd860ad46Court affirms 'Master Bob' murder conviction in Michiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f3463c5f448483c8523f1a839c4ebc9Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:30 GMTGROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a former Rotary Club president who was accused of arranging his wife's death so he could devote himself to a life of bondage with other women as "Master Bob."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f3463c5f448483c8523f1a839c4ebc9No. 18 Washington State takes on stumbling Nevadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38085b2831ce4e208cce027b08869dfbThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:20:55 GMTNevada (0-3) at No. 18 Washington State (3-0), Saturday, 6 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Networks)http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38085b2831ce4e208cce027b08869dfbFor insurers, accounting for meteorological violence beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5584d8e65a004479a5e987da6f3a1deaThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:01:53 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5584d8e65a004479a5e987da6f3a1deaSeal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquariumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2c3655abf74ea8a12d7e87b663a67dThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:52:55 GMTBRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2c3655abf74ea8a12d7e87b663a67dMaine judge to weigh death declaration for missing toddlerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1f90464cba4408fa6380dcffacc4b70Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:48:47 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say they have uncovered no evidence that a missing toddler is alive after receiving more than a thousand leads about her 2011 disappearance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1f90464cba4408fa6380dcffacc4b70Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea's nuclear builduphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21bb4218189545c4bbb1f1bb08af359aThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:36:39 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. will impose new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons buildup, speaking just days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the U.S. or its allies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21bb4218189545c4bbb1f1bb08af359aTenants to get rent reimbursement for Harvey flooded unitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c05649abee44d1fb73a8ab1eb2138b9Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:44:02 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are trying to determine how many public housing residents were wrongly told to pay rent this month for homes left uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c05649abee44d1fb73a8ab1eb2138b9Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7192454eaf046f6a22b5b7d4bb85ab8Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:14:10 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as "politically motivated."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7192454eaf046f6a22b5b7d4bb85ab8Investigator: Nebraska inmate stabbed 130 times during riothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48a46b47cf3d4678ba2fbb4bbab8c470Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:22:00 GMTTECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — An investigator says one of two inmates killed during a Nebraska prison riot this year was stabbed more than 130 times.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48a46b47cf3d4678ba2fbb4bbab8c470Ugandan police tear gas protesters of 'life presidency' billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aff4e6e37ff4a12bf578146f0cc51e4Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:12:46 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aff4e6e37ff4a12bf578146f0cc51e4Rest easy: How not to lose sleep over buying a new mattresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea3135bec03451da3df1300fc30549aThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:48:37 GMTThe path to a restful night's sleep begins with the right bed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea3135bec03451da3df1300fc30549aBaby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e1306ae3cb44363b057bea070e85e66Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:44:24 GMTDETROIT (AP) — A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e1306ae3cb44363b057bea070e85e66UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e2c194d4122499f967deed80c018f2aThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:27 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators can help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, the Security Council decided Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e2c194d4122499f967deed80c018f2aThe Latest: US rescuers arrive to help in Mexico quakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d967f7368ce64ca9b4ba502fa3b7f8cdThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:57:41 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the major earthquake that struck Mexico (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d967f7368ce64ca9b4ba502fa3b7f8cdA stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Mariahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54f957528dc42d7802fc95716906fc5Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:55:11 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54f957528dc42d7802fc95716906fc5Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate rises to 3.83 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab4fe41ea80e4d609c348d4b434b8758Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:57:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab4fe41ea80e4d609c348d4b434b8758Texas official uses slur to describe prosecutors, apologizeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8617664d3c34fd19e0ccf782436363cThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:40:16 GMTBROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8617664d3c34fd19e0ccf782436363cSouth Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a4dea35c85d40ffb891afff8d26a48dThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:19:59 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea's president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue to prevent conflict breaking out on the divided peninsula.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a4dea35c85d40ffb891afff8d26a48dKenya electoral officials set Oct. 26 as date for new pollshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/272b8507b6bd4fc989fc264a1103b602Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:19:10 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's electoral commission has moved the date for fresh presidential elections to Oct 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the court decision to hold new polls.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/272b8507b6bd4fc989fc264a1103b602The Latest: Court rules hearsay use OK against Drew Petersonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00505ffe22bd4b41937b6d4f37a38aa5Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:03:22 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Drew Peterson's murder conviction in the death of his third wife (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00505ffe22bd4b41937b6d4f37a38aa5The Latest: President Trump gives hurricane updatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fd89279662f451a951f35ff40279339Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:39 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fd89279662f451a951f35ff40279339US stock indexes edge lower in morning trading; oil fallinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2bb8d91f80745e48cdccf1b34c08c63Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:15 GMTU.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier. Investors were sizing up the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks were down the most. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also fell. Industrial companies and banks led the gainers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2bb8d91f80745e48cdccf1b34c08c63The Latest: Study finds health bill would reshuffle dollarshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da09eb9681f4eff93fe0e488463b706Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:50:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to end "Obamacare" and replace it with a new health care law (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9da09eb9681f4eff93fe0e488463b706Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Petersonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa7082796124182af736be09f135f2cThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:46:52 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa7082796124182af736be09f135f2cEducation Secy DeVos uses her private plane for work travelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6a15885987d497a9749904803a2d3fcThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:06:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events on her own dime, according to her office.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6a15885987d497a9749904803a2d3fcThe ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behaviorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40abf721cce94d35bc3554bed50e4f3aThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40abf721cce94d35bc3554bed50e4f3aBirmingham: Structure hiding Confederate monument is legalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/394af5b957434ede9a75bb3675314f78Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:53:12 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham is asking a judge to dismiss the state of Alabama's lawsuit challenging a plywood screen that was built to hide a Confederate monument in a downtown park.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/394af5b957434ede9a75bb3675314f78Judge: Some records in slaying of 4 can be open to publichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6474883c6c114a048ce9a50291d9c048Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:58:52 GMTAYER, Mass. (AP) — Some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home can be made public, a judge ruled Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6474883c6c114a048ce9a50291d9c048Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower in midday tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b47e80121d1c4f75a66565fd4f63b632Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:48:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b47e80121d1c4f75a66565fd4f63b632When nearly everything's a winner, gold investors get antsyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda636a4f3ed4a60a986bf6eee9a4a2fThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:22:56 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In a world where nearly every investment is rising, so is gold. But a big part of why many investors are buying gold is that they're worried those other investments, such as stocks and bonds, are due for a drop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eda636a4f3ed4a60a986bf6eee9a4a2fFederal employees are ordered to attend anti-leaking classeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7a84168e51f4dd78a92c5437c7e3e75Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7a84168e51f4dd78a92c5437c7e3e75The Latest: Spain court to fine Catalan election boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5289cbd2906848e9bb43909886c26825Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:17:50 GMTMADRID (AP) — The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5289cbd2906848e9bb43909886c26825Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44774cb8f3ed4749aebabecde97d084dThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:06:34 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44774cb8f3ed4749aebabecde97d084dNTSB: Engineers in NYC-area train crashes had sleep apneahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a16012cdc0845e6a49220f1f82adb01Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:27:06 GMTThe engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a16012cdc0845e6a49220f1f82adb01Feds subpoena docs from co-owners of failed nuclear projecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/400f52cb43d34ad797e4aed6cc552c14Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:37:28 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from both companies that abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina, the utilities confirmed Thursday, signaling the first concrete evidence of a federal probe into the failure.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/400f52cb43d34ad797e4aed6cc552c14The Latest: Banners, yelling at forum on new St. Louis chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5c59f3614ec4c24a46fa10eb81fde77Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:30 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations following the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5c59f3614ec4c24a46fa10eb81fde77Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9f9cacebbbd449eaaa4df7a946db084Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9f9cacebbbd449eaaa4df7a946db084Picasso paintings to be reunited for first time since 1932http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38a0ff932df245bf9d99f77618b7d71eThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:43 GMTLONDON (AP) — An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century, the Tate Modern gallery said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38a0ff932df245bf9d99f77618b7d71e12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3430e20a8f364c95a2f33ec338f0f153Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:17:23 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A 12-year-old singing ventriloquist is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3430e20a8f364c95a2f33ec338f0f153Afghan president says Pakistan must crush militant hideoutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9eb705a3b5f746908840db457e88c9c0Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:58:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9eb705a3b5f746908840db457e88c9c0Cop on desk after violent arrest of man 'trying to help'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe6b1d6ff9ad49099d9fd3a478f47610Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:49 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — One of five Pittsburgh officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook has been assigned to desk duty, while the man he punched during the arrest says he was just trying to help police make another arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe6b1d6ff9ad49099d9fd3a478f47610Thousands protest arrests by Spain over Catalonia votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7878a2a27b84a47895674c6bae2d020Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:55:32 GMTBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands gathered Thursday at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7878a2a27b84a47895674c6bae2d020Denmark arrests man, woman for alleged links to IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0800bf655bd740e683aedb3c428ccd14Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:51:26 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish authorities say two people have been arrested under the country's anti-terror laws for allegedly purchasing and shipping items "to be used in combat" from Denmark to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0800bf655bd740e683aedb3c428ccd14Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer therehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/059879dd63fe4f5bbd507682ee8b6838Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:42:03 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Light heavyweight champion Andre Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/059879dd63fe4f5bbd507682ee8b6838Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hackedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f843560d95c64a48b497b12841b1b187Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:31:23 GMTThe federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f843560d95c64a48b497b12841b1b187Suspect in Belgium's Jewish Museum shooting 'may have tumor'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37788d03f984f6b9da9e6e15798f7a6Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:51:34 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium said Thursday his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37788d03f984f6b9da9e6e15798f7a6Need a new appliance? Learn, compare - then ask for a dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cf791920673448a848d63f8df7aef81Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:51:09 GMTUnless you're an expert in spin cycles, buying an appliance could leave you dizzy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cf791920673448a848d63f8df7aef81