FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:22:29 -0700Man gets prison in link to killing of Nebraska boyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0644271dbed0491b9a8efb74f0449d63HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings, Nebraska man was sentenced to up to five years in prison on a charge related to the shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son by his 9-year-old brother, according to court records.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHastingsNebraskaKearneyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0644271dbed0491b9a8efb74f0449d63Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:02 GMTEx-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NYhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1b237425ecf4f84870596d58192786cNEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1b237425ecf4f84870596d58192786cTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:12:23 GMTPolice: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0034791c361048699e350f94a6549ff0BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, leaving two people dead, police said. The shooter also was killed in the gunfire.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0034791c361048699e350f94a6549ff0Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:17:55 GMTAssad backs efforts to fight terrorismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a6838339d3343e1a475af64d230f661DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming.ALBERT AJIBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyTerrorismWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesAccidents and disastersInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismNational securityMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaDamascusUnited Arab EmiratesJordanIraqIranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesBahrainQatarNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a6838339d3343e1a475af64d230f661Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:43:45 GMTPolice: 3 people, including gunman, killed in shooting at UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd2dbb2017294ee3b788bc4045ba693dBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police: 3 people, including gunman, killed in shooting at UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd2dbb2017294ee3b788bc4045ba693dTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:20:06 GMTObama admin creates Korean land mine exceptionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cf144b4ccfd4c1883fe9034a28fdecbWASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLand minesWar and unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cf144b4ccfd4c1883fe9034a28fdecbTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:42 GMTIran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b386c187ec064ad28221f6182f6603f6NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government.JOHN DANISZEWSKIaGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational relationsTerrorismSyriaIranUnited StatesMiddle EastIraqNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b386c187ec064ad28221f6182f6603f6Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:33:08 GMTHamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ee0f2bf3bfd4bd99937d80f55665297JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemGaza StripHebronMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ee0f2bf3bfd4bd99937d80f55665297Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:18:59 GMTLos Angeles Register newspaper ends publicationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb33136dc52431091841d309d30edadLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessNewspapersMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNews mediaMediaProducts and servicesCorporate newsLos AngelesLong BeachRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb33136dc52431091841d309d30edadTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:26 GMTMinuteman 3 test missile launches from Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f7f80f096584d538c045c4d504ce33eVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f7f80f096584d538c045c4d504ce33eTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:31 GMTObama scores coalition victory with Arab strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b8f673b572145e7926ec39e904f3bfcNEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsInternational relationsForeign policyGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment policyUnited StatesTurkeyIraqSyriaNew YorkMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaRussiaWest AfricaUkraineNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b8f673b572145e7926ec39e904f3bfcTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:38:46 GMTPentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ab1fdd892d42cc8e7028997a5c2fe6WASHINGTON (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61ab1fdd892d42cc8e7028997a5c2fe6Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:46:29 GMTDetroit official says water plan is workinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b5cb07df1a488e80b6ef93f781f305DETROIT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90b5cb07df1a488e80b6ef93f781f305Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:42 GMTShoemaker Jimmy Choo to list shares in Londonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48300b11adc14482a7247b727615c8d9LONDON (AP) — Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced its intention to float its shares in London next month as part of an expansion drive, particularly in China.SYLVIA HUIiBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonSoutheast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48300b11adc14482a7247b727615c8d9Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:28:05 GMTCountries, companies pledge to end deforestationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d0b73683424515ae073ac46e62555aNEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.DINA CAPPIELLOALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsInternational agreementsSummitsEnvironmental policyAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental treatiesForestsGovernment and politicsRain forestsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyWildlifeLand environmentClimateBrazilPeruUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d0b73683424515ae073ac46e62555aTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:21 GMTThe band Tennis bats about a classic pop soundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d28e66cfb1b42059b35b00b9aeb5748NEW YORK (AP) — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d28e66cfb1b42059b35b00b9aeb5748Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:14:36 GMTChad considering anti-gay legislation, says grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0acad84e4f641cf88f24d63fe367ed8KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country.iGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaChadEast AfricaAfricaCentral Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0acad84e4f641cf88f24d63fe367ed8Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:47 GMTRussia proposes curbs for foreign media ownershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9c63ef923540b6adbb449b54aff997MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMediaLegislationRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f9c63ef923540b6adbb449b54aff997Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:08:17 GMTUS, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5db7823666ac4ffd921ca99581e59cabWASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting direct assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said Tuesday. President Barack Obama declared that Arab support for the airstrikes "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitant groupsVeteransTerrorismArmed forcesLegislatureInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaPersian GulfRed SeaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5db7823666ac4ffd921ca99581e59cabTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:26:43 GMTFire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Missourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3ae21c3d2de4cd3a06d0edfd5a1cc0dFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3ae21c3d2de4cd3a06d0edfd5a1cc0dTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:07:57 GMTAzerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1f1ed82baa441aa9203f4f6d0130d9BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan said Tuesday they have arrested 26 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation accused of joining militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAzerbaijanSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1f1ed82baa441aa9203f4f6d0130d9Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:11:04 GMTUK Labour leader lays out vision for the futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f8034227c4c4fc09503b302a95d1b7bLONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband has laid out his vision for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f8034227c4c4fc09503b302a95d1b7bTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:06:23 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfe1d31c2b144411bbcb6a9c30e4bba9CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfe1d31c2b144411bbcb6a9c30e4bba9Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:07:07 GMTFederal prison population drops by nearly 5,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f5b7f112f2a457689b577f6e88af83dWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral newsDemographicsSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f5b7f112f2a457689b577f6e88af83dTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:03 GMTBob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8e77188dd29492f892e735ed24eda9fNEW YORK (AP) — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8e77188dd29492f892e735ed24eda9fTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:37 GMTFilmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6485f6b4d8814794b712e355f90c0202CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A filmmaker says the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania appears in an upcoming documentary about Vietnam War re-enactors.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsDocumentariesViolent crimeMoviesCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6485f6b4d8814794b712e355f90c0202Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:19:22 GMTAlgerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b5584a292594179a4b291b582a812e1ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander.AOMAR OUALIPAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsHostage situationsWar and unrestKidnappingTerrorismCrimeAlgeriaAlgiersFranceNorth AfricaIraqAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b5584a292594179a4b291b582a812e1Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:23 GMTIndian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c02608a3d99444582362217f4333d23NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationSpace launchesPlanetsTechnologyAstronomyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaBangaloreUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c02608a3d99444582362217f4333d23Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:12:33 GMTPaula Deen documentary tells her side of downfallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8afb2d144dc34c25b60cb03de2dff6ccPaula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.J.M. HIRSCHaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentDocumentariesChefsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8afb2d144dc34c25b60cb03de2dff6ccTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:13:30 GMTAustralian counterterror officer shoots man deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01d4bdda29b042d19676ee463b5a83d8CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislationNational securityMilitary and defenseReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureMelbourneAustraliaSyriaMiddle EastOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01d4bdda29b042d19676ee463b5a83d8Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:06:13 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBookshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b80cf94b4684f8180986a695269d263iBook charts for week ending September 22, 2014:The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMobile mediaMedia distributionChildren's entertainmentEntertainmentMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b80cf94b4684f8180986a695269d263Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:42 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bea7fd1c85ac42f1a8e1c797765c00f5iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bea7fd1c85ac42f1a8e1c797765c00f5Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:44 GMTGM to move Cadillac brand HQ to New York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ad443236fde48ee9986334f13871e7fDETROIT (AP) — The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesFinancial performanceCorporate newsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ad443236fde48ee9986334f13871e7fTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:22 GMTMcDowell seeking redemption at Ryder Cuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e73c46123c2437db91248cf362a5506GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Two years after the "Miracle of Medinah," it's not just the Americans seeking redemption at the Ryder Cup.sSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e73c46123c2437db91248cf362a5506Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:08:08 GMTWorld trade body cuts forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91f038752daa4ef488cf7b2c85194c32BERLIN (AP) — The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91f038752daa4ef488cf7b2c85194c32Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:45:01 GMTPresident: "foreign plot" behind Shiites' advanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb2dc4a4bc04a47b790a9be18490076SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says the sweep by Shiite rebels over the capital is part of a "foreign plot," implicltly blaming Iran, which he has accused of backing the group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bb2dc4a4bc04a47b790a9be18490076Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:03:00 GMTDepleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5df319d712834d9e995b703639921839PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for James Harrison's retirement.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5df319d712834d9e995b703639921839Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:11:46 GMTFlorida man admits to killing family in 911 callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219e8efa4f8e42f3bfa03e6c4e3645a4GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219e8efa4f8e42f3bfa03e6c4e3645a4Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:45:39 GMTSpain scraps abortion plan, justice chief quitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a748a688ee2e431794826246098b9828MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus for change, the prime minister said Tuesday, in a move that brought the resignation of the justice minister who was in charge of introducing a new law.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a748a688ee2e431794826246098b9828Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:09:33 GMTFire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14126e25cfcb42218f0385c3568e9230FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14126e25cfcb42218f0385c3568e9230Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:24 GMTChief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14adf802e0584b0b8cfd0697ff9951daLOS ANGELES (AP) — A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14adf802e0584b0b8cfd0697ff9951daTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:31 GMTSeattle to fine residents for not compostinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33455fb6f7784d1e846c73bcf9e0f17bSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33455fb6f7784d1e846c73bcf9e0f17bTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:17:00 GMTUN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate changehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1c18c30c0c4d04b18d38d5545f1c4eUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsForestsSummitsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsWildlifeLand environmentPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1c18c30c0c4d04b18d38d5545f1c4eTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:14 GMTSoft data, Syria strikes hit US, European marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c22b3911a247dcb3dc50c9d9814f50NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c22b3911a247dcb3dc50c9d9814f50Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:31 GMTUS clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its markhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe2b220a8b14d68840c6c1142f601a3NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of companies pursuing overseas deals that could lower their tax rates are under pressure after the U.S. unveiled rules that would make those deals less lucrative.The Associated PressfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe2b220a8b14d68840c6c1142f601a3Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:14 GMTGerman-US reporter held in Somalia is freedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73413e92017846fcb3f527c9b160378fMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who held the journalist.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsJournalistsMaritime piracyKidnappingNews mediaMediaCrimeSomaliaMogadishuGermanyEast AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73413e92017846fcb3f527c9b160378fTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:14:33 GMTOhio college student killed by falling treehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03eba05f14684227b830ec7ec416da3dMASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A falling tree has killed a 21-year-old Ohio college student who decided to take a walk to clear her head after a day of studying.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioMassillonCantonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03eba05f14684227b830ec7ec416da3dTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:38:03 GMTSouth Africa makes nuclear deal with Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4c62eac7d194d4fa7145630d94d7338JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaAfricaRussiaSouthern AfricaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4c62eac7d194d4fa7145630d94d7338Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:48:22 GMTPentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b4b5983ded4b44996b33598f4a32a5WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a "credible and sustainable, persistent" campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92b4b5983ded4b44996b33598f4a32a5Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:34:05 GMTCalifornia fire containment doubles; wind expectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74dc9c378b6543058fc60bdb7cfbbab7SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews nearly doubled containment of a Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes ahead of a weather system expected to bring dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFiresNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74dc9c378b6543058fc60bdb7cfbbab7Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:47:43 GMT