FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Sep 2014 16:54:35 -0700After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids (AP) — It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsMissing personsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:15:29 GMTInvestors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsEconomyVotingGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWalesWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 21:52:57 GMTAlibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:28:49 GMTSuspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsEmbassiesBombingsCrimeTerrorismNewspapersLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNews mediaMediaUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:49:18 GMTPolice say man, missing Va. student were at bar, Va. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student said Friday that they have talked to a man they believe was with her in a bar the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him after searching his car and apartment.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsMissing personsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:37:50 GMTLawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeRace and ethnicityCriminal investigationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:19:49 GMTOhio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74 (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.DAN SEWELLaBusinessGeneral newsObituariesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:29:40 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 19 Sep 2014 21:00:47 GMTFDA revises food safety rules due next year (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleFood safetyAgricultureGovernment regulationsLegislaturePublic healthHealthIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEco-friendly practicesAgriculture and the environmentWater environment, 19 Sep 2014 21:07:09 GMTFitch keeps 'AAA' rating on US credit YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating.fBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 20:59:48 GMTMexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness who claims soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a June confrontation in rural southern town.MARK STEVENSONE. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and order, 19 Sep 2014 21:54:29 GMTProcter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports marketingCorporate sponsorshipSports governanceSports sponsorshipCancerProfessional footballSports businessCorporate newsFootballDiseases and conditionsHealth, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:03 GMTRussia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashCriminal investigationsWar and unrestInternational relationsEventsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaUkraineNetherlandsMalaysiaAustraliaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 19 Sep 2014 21:48:51 GMTExpert says chokehold caused NYC man's death YORK (AP) — An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide has agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:19:20 GMTAs Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.MATTHEW CRAFThtBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockTechnologyFinancial marketsStock marketsCorporate newsCommodity marketsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyUnited KingdomScotlandHong KongEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 21:08:37 GMTRecord-setting retardant used on California fire, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.RAQUEL MARIA DILLIONGILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceFiresRecord setting eventsWildlifeAccidents and disastersNatural disastersForestsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:24:13 GMTFlorida town knew shooter had troubled past, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.TAMARA LUSHLAURA WIDES-MUNOZaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:47:12 GMTIran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEventsIranUnited StatesGermanyMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 22:02:22 GMTOilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding dies, N.M. (AP) — Severe weather claimed the life of an oilfield worker in New Mexico and forced emergency workers to rescue dozens of others as remnants of former Hurricane Odile moved throughout the state Friday.aGeneral newsHurricane Odile 2014WeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsAccidents and disastersEventsNatural disastersStormsNew MexicoArtesiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:51:31 GMTE! says 'Fashion Police' will continue E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityFashion design, 19 Sep 2014 21:57:49 GMTEx-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot former manager of a popular northern New Jersey diner was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the restaurant, in an attempt to gain greater control for himself.DAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politics, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:40 GMTGoodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated' YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsDomestic violenceSports governanceSex in societyCriminal investigationsViolenceProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeFootballLaw and order, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:30 GMTLicense plate scanner networks capture movements ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.TAMI ABDOLLAHELLIOT SPAGAThtGeneral newsLaw enforcement technologyHuman rights and civil libertiesCriminal investigationsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsTechnologyLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSan DiegoLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:53:54 GMTProsecutor: Charges weren't ready in casino crash VEGAS (AP) — Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through casino doors at the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Friday.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSuicidesCrimeLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:18:20 GMTBody of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake, Texas (AP) — Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.aGeneral newsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:07:51 GMTFrance joins US against Islamic State over Iraq (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary facilities2003-11 Iraq WarGovernment and politics1990-91 Gulf WarInternational relationsTerrorismMilitary and defenseEventsLegislationLegislatureFranceIraqUnited Arab EmiratesParisUnited StatesBaghdadSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:07:01 GMTAnti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase "Killing Jews."aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:52:07 GMT3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.RUSS BYNUMKATE BRUMBACKaBusinessGeneral newsObstruction of justiceDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsCrimeProduction facilitiesLaw and orderPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsProducts and servicesAlbanyUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:36:26 GMTKershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5 (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.JAY COHENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisLos AngelesSan FranciscoPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaPennsylvania, 19 Sep 2014 23:08:53 GMTPetition filed seeking to block Peterson from son (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.sSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaTexasMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:08:14 GMTVoters go to the polls in New Zealand election, New Zealand (AP) — Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Saturday in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.iGeneral newsVotingGovernment and politicsElectionsNew ZealandOceania, 19 Sep 2014 23:36:38 GMT6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico, Mexico (AP) — The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Sep 2014 23:45:55 GMTSome Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will start sending voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.JOHN HANNATHOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionLegislatureUnited States General ElectionEventsGeneral electionsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:01:13 GMTOSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker, Maine (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care.DAVID SHARPaBusinessGeneral newsAnimalsElephantsAccidentsWorkplace safetyMammalsAccidents and disastersPersonnelMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:38:58 GMTConnecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical corruptionCrimePolitical resignationsLegal proceedingsCampaignsState governmentsLegislaturePolitical issuesLaw and orderPolitical fundraisingConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:57:49 GMTDaughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:34:06 GMTBuffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks, Belarus (AP) — Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have reached agreement to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCease firesBelarusMinskUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeMoscowDonetskKievRussia, 19 Sep 2014 23:41:20 GMTPurdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.CHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 22:41:30 GMTSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownLiberiaGuineaGhanaAccraAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 23:16:25 GMTKeselowski wins pole at New Hampshire, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski turned a track-record lap of 140.598 mph to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:46:03 GMTRancher says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents to end a cattle roundup in April said Friday he's seen no proof that it was his cow that got through a hole in a fence and caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for her injuries.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:45:18 GMTPaula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama, Ala. (AP) — South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 23:34:45 GMTPolice appeal to public in search for Va. student, Va. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student say they searched an apartment of a man they believe was with her the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsMissing personsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:52:16 GMTKeselowski aims for another win at New Hampshire, N.H. (AP) — Denny Hamlin once called his shot at New Hampshire, guaranteeing a win with a tweet, then following through with a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat moments after taking the checkered flag.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:50:22 GMT'Ghostlight' proves Buckley not bound by Broadway ANGELES (AP) — Underestimate Betty Buckley at your own peril. One man foolishly did while the singer and actress was starring as a mom in the TV series "Eight is Enough."MIKE CIDONI LENNOXeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:10:30 GMTJohn F. Kennedy's WWII letters sell at auction (AP) — A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction.PHILIP MARCELOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAssassination of John F. KennedyArts and collectibles auctionsWorld War IIEventsShoppingLifestyleAssassinationsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 20:58:44 GMTUN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsCivil warsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 23:46:15 GMTBiden: Young men need to stand against violence (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses.KEN THOMASwGovernment and politicsHigher educationViolenceLegislatureHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 19 Sep 2014 22:53:54 GMTCalifornia wildfire suspect pleads not guilty, Calif. (AP) — The man suspected of deliberately starting a fire that is now threatening thousands of homes in Northern California has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge.aGeneral newsFiresNatural disastersLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 21:39:06 GMTBrown credited with turning Scot independence tide, Scotland (AP) — Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsNationalismLocal governmentsScotlandUnited KingdomGlasgowEnglandLondonWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 22:07:45 GMT