FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 06:33:34 -0700Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthLiberiaWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Sep 2014 13:29:42 GMTNYC bookstore evacuated due to pepper spray YORK (AP) — About 100 people had to be evacuated from Manhattan's famed Strand Bookstore after pepper spray went off in a customer's purse.aGeneral newsEvacuationsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:37:16 GMTBig 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 12:44:49 GMTUS consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip (AP) — US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip.wBusinessGeneral news, 17 Sep 2014 12:34:22 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 GMTBangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsWar crimesWar casualtiesIslamismWar and unrestNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 12:56:10 GMTGermany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisis (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government will provide logistical help in response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia.iGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGermanyLiberiaWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Sep 2014 13:05:38 GMTSeparatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons (AP) — Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And they could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom.BENJAMIN SHINGLERiGeneral newsReferendumsElectionsGovernment and politicsScotlandUnited KingdomCanadaQuebecWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:02:06 GMTGunmen capture Lebanese soldier in border town (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency and a military official say gunmen have crossed the border from Syria and captured a Lebanese soldier from a border town.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 12:51:29 GMTQatar emir: No support for extremists (AP) — The emir of Qatar says his oil-rich Gulf nation has provided no support for the Islamic State extremist group.iGeneral newsGermanyQatarMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 12:54:25 GMTJapan wants North Korea abductions report soon (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Wednesday 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.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsCabinetsKidnappingGovernment and politicsCrimeJapanNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 12:51:22 GMTGaza widow offers insight into world of spies CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy — her husband.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsEspionageWar and unrestMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 12:08:41 GMTOhio police says no to crimes reported on Facebook, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page.aGeneral newsCrimeSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:59:57 GMTFamily Dollar opposes Dollar General overture, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.fBusinessNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:17:00 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 12:59:46 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 GMTUN envoy says Cyprus peace talks enter new phase, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says talks to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus have moved up a gear with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders looking to bridge gaps on core issues.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCyprusTurkeyWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 11:29:45 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 politicsRebellions and uprisingsParliamentary electionsLegislatureNationalismInternational agreementsInternational relationsWar and unrestElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandIrelandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 13:02:19 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 12:51:55 GMTFedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.aBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsPersonnelCareersFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Sep 2014 13:22:32 GMTSyria: 15 children die after getting vaccinations (AP) — At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsCivil warsImmunizationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPublic healthHealthChild and teen healthPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:12 GMTJudge orders hearing on Detroit water shutoffs (AP) — A judge has pushed back a hearing over whether to temporarily delay water shutoffs to Detroit residents with unpaid bills.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:18:34 GMTWeakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuated 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 Arizona and a new storm loomed to the south.PETER ORSIiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesAccidents and disastersTravelLeisure travelEventsEnvironment and natureAccommodationsLifestyleMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesArizonaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 12:14:19 GMTSalt Lake City launches campaign to lure skiers LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials launched a $1.8 million campaign Tuesday to market Salt Lake City as "Ski City USA" in an effort to lure skiers away from top destination spots like Colorado and earn a bigger chunk of the lucrative winter sports market.BRADY McCOMBStTravelLifestyleMunicipal governmentsAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsColoradoUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesVailNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:18:34 GMTCuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsGovernment programsSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:54:35 GMTN. Korea powerful temptation for some Americans, South Korea (AP) — One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical defectionsReligionGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaWashingtonAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:01:52 GMTUS current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:05:58 GMTPolice: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.aGeneral newsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:19:10 GMTSeparate trials denied in Philly building collapse (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:48:50 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 GMTUS consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial services, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:28 GMTEmotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign, Scotland (AP) — Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsPublic opinionElectionsSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:02 GMTKerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open (AP) — Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 13:26:10 GMTMichigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeOdditiesFlintMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:43:19 GMTFamily Dollar tells investors to reject takeover, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is telling shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid by its rival, Dollar General.fBusinessNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:49:01 GMTFlorida woman flies plane on 90th birthday COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.aOdditiesBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleFloridaDaytona BeachUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:25 GMTSurviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsGuangzhouChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 13:04:05 GMTPakistan airstrikes kill 40 militants, army says (AP) — Pakistan's military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation begun this summer.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 17 Sep 2014 11:35:15 GMTBarcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, has captured the 5 million euro ($6.5 million) grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday.ULA ILNYTZKYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSpainPolandBarcelonaAthensWarsawEuropeNew York CityUnited StatesGreeceWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNew YorkNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:27:42 GMTNew IS video warns US over Iraq deployment (AP) — The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 12:51:57 GMTFedEx tops Street 1Q forecasts, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, thanks partly to a strong performance by its ground division.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMemphisUnited StatesTennesseeNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:19:28 GMTDempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners (AP) — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.ROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGovernment surveillanceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsPolitical issuesUnited StatesIraqSyriaFranceMiddle EastParisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:45 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 GMTFinland: 4 charged with funding Somali militants (AP) — Prosecutors in Finland have charged four people with financing terrorism for allegedly collecting money for an al-Qaida linked militant group in Somalia.iGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestSomaliaFinlandEast AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 13:05:58 GMTNYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor YORK (AP) — The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public.DEEPTI HAJELAtTravelLifestyleSeptember 11 attacksEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 13:17:27 GMT'NBA 2K15' drafts 3D face mapping for latest game ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.DERRIK J. LANGhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTechnology3-D technologyVirtual worldsNBA DraftProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsEntertainment and media technologyRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsGames, 17 Sep 2014 12:34:10 GMTNorth Korea powerful temptation for some Americans, South Korea (AP) — One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical defectionsReligionGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaWashingtonAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 12:46:38 GMTSousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open, France (AP) — Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 13:18:18 GMTUS current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent.wBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomy, 17 Sep 2014 12:32:29 GMTIsaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson's group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast's illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 17 Sep 2014 12:44:23 GMT