FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Sep 2014 11:34:41 -0700Markets drift as Wall Street has day off (AP) — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsUkraineChinaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:34:23 GMTGronk promises he will play Sunday, Mass. (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 18:01:42 GMTSerena Williams rolls to US Open quarters YORK (AP) — Serena Williams appeared in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kenepi 6-3, 6-3 Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight U.S. Open title.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sports, 01 Sep 2014 18:27:04 GMTSenegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.BABACAR DIONEiGeneral newsHealthDiseases and conditionsCivil serviceInfectious diseasesGovernment and politicsSenegalGuineaWest AfricaLiberiaDakarSierra LeoneAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 17:55:53 GMTParis suburb building blast death toll reaches 8 (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 17:50:08 GMTPolice: Virginia girl, 2, left in a van, dies, Va. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia.aGeneral newsVirginiaRoanokeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:27:28 GMTNigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 18:27:10 GMTHomeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say an intruder stabbed a couple who interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:33:35 GMTSurly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureMid-term electionsUnited States General ElectionHouse electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:32:19 GMTShooting suspect nabbed before West Indian parade YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a suspect is in custody in a fatal shooting that occurred hours before the start of the nearby West Indian Day Parade.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:08:23 GMTCuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and toiletries, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday carried loads of hard-to-obtain consumer goods but complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsGovernment payGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyInternational tradeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCubaHavanaMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMTColumn: Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:50:16 GMTPakistan's premier challenged by raging protests (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.ZARAR KHANASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesTelevisionNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defenseVotingElectionsMediaPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 18:22:47 GMTPoland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.iGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsPolandEuropeGermanyUkraineEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 01 Sep 2014 16:42:36 GMTPanthers QB Newton returns to practice field, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationNewtonCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:09:01 GMTNC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.EMERY P. DALESIOfBusinessState governmentsCorporate officesGovernment and politicsCorporate newsUnited StatesCharlotteNorth CarolinaPlanoDallasNorth AmericaTexas, 01 Sep 2014 16:27:42 GMTEuro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine (AP) — The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsUnited KingdomUkraineEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 01 Sep 2014 16:22:13 GMTRights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesArrestsProtests and demonstrationsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimePolitical and civil unrestEgyptAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 18:13:13 GMTUN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestIraqGenevaUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:45:05 GMTFrance coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs (AP) — France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 17:48:39 GMTSouth Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs, S.C. (AP) — In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsDogsCatsCampaignsState legislatureGovernment and politicsPetsMammalsAnimalsElectionsLegislatureState governmentsLifestyleSouth CarolinaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:23:33 GMTIraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadIranUnited StatesVolgogradMiddle EastNorth AmericaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 18:17:47 GMTObama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 17:20:29 GMTAlbanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational governmentsBoycottsPolitical partiesPolitical and civil unrestPolitical organizationsAlbaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 17:17:00 GMTScottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.iGeneral newsAnimal healthAnimalsZoological parksHealthBearsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 17:19:24 GMTNebraska DE Randy Gregory doubtful for McNeese St., Neb. (AP) — Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week's game against McNeese State because of a knee injury, putting junior Jack Gangwish in line for his first start.ERIC OLSONaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 18:24:15 GMT240 rebels depart Central African Republic capital, Central African Republic (AP) — Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power.iGeneral newsCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral AfricaAfrica, 01 Sep 2014 16:01:39 GMTAmericans detained in North Korea call for US help, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesTravelInternational relationsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsLifestyleTravel safetyNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:45:50 GMTHouston Astros fire manager Bo Porter (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:51:53 GMTBelfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary, Northern Ireland (AP) — Police say a bomb alert that shut down Belfast's main motorway on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army cease-fire was the result of an "elaborate hoax."iGeneral newsWar and unrestBomb threatsUnited KingdomNorthern IrelandBelfastWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 01 Sep 2014 16:03:22 GMTTexas QB David Ash to miss BYU game, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballAthlete healthAthlete injuriesHead injuriesFootballCollege sportsInjuriesHealthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 18:10:46 GMTStudy claims cave art made by Neanderthals (AP) — A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsScienceEarly humansArchaeologyCavesPhysical anthropologyEnvironment and natureEuropeGibraltarWestern Europe, 01 Sep 2014 18:29:53 GMTUS Open darling Bellis wins in junior opener YORK (AP) — The darling of the U.S. Open, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, opened her pursuit of the junior girls' crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mexico's Renata Zarazua.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:27:05 GMTUS Open darling CiCi Bellis wins junior opener YORK (AP) — The darling of the U.S. Open, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, opened her pursuit of the junior girls' crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mexico's Renata Zarazua.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:15:54 GMTKanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsGourmet foodLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFood and drinkLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:54:23 GMT'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentGalaxiesAstronomyScience, 01 Sep 2014 17:07:27 GMTNY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration and political see-and-be-seen event that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsParadesRecreation and leisureLifestyleBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:13:43 GMTVENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsItalyPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 17:20:02 GMTWill traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.JOAN LOWYwGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsCrimeTransportationAccidents and disastersGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:16:34 GMTLast-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesYemenSanaaMiddle East, 01 Sep 2014 17:42:46 GMTUK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismTravel laws and regulationsWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment regulationsUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 16:52:01 GMTMerkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 17:26:13 GMTFlavia Pennetta advances to quarters of US Open YORK (AP) — Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:12:12 GMTInsufficient postage leads to bust of fake drugs (AP) — Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead.iGeneral newsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Sep 2014 16:10:40 GMTBryan brothers roll to quarters of US Open doubles YORK (AP) — Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5).sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:48:17 GMTNo gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.JESSE WASHINGTONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:36:25 GMTBoston College platoon replaces Heisman finalist (AP) — Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballHeisman TrophyCollege sportsFootballEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 16:54:31 GMTSandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.EMILY C. DOOLEYaBusinessGeneral newsFloodsCoastlines and beachesWeatherEminent domainAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNew JerseyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Sep 2014 17:50:05 GMTModi visit draws pledges of support from Japan (AP) — Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsTechnologyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanIndiaNew DelhiEast AsiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Sep 2014 16:31:55 GMTPennetta moves into quarters of US Open YORK (AP) — Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sports, 01 Sep 2014 16:46:08 GMT