FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Sep 2014 06:50:25 -0700GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year (AP) — General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:00 GMTBomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border (AP) — Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war next door.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsCivil warsImprovised explosivesTerrorismGovernment and politicsLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:15 GMTCar bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:41:02 GMTR.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president, N.C. (AP) — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWinston-SalemNorth AmericaNorth CarolinaUnited States, 19 Sep 2014 12:58:28 GMTOPCW document: Syria had ricin program HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog says that Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin.iGeneral newsChemical weaponsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryWeapons of mass destructionSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 13:08:47 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 21: More fighting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEventsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryVirginiaWinchesterPetersburgRichmondAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 19 Sep 2014 13:01:06 GMTSyrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says the country has opened its border with Syria to allow up to 4,000 people, mostly Kurds, to cross to safety as they flee militants from the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 13:18:58 GMTChina fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery (AP) — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:22 GMT3 Eastern European countries form joint brigade, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions.iGeneral newsPolandEuropeLithuaniaUkraineEastern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:07 GMT3 French students struck by gunfire on school trip (AP) — French officials say a mentally ill man opened fire on a group of students with a hunting rifle during a high school trip, wounding three — one of them seriously.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:22 GMTStocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut YORK (AP) — Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock markets, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:06 GMTMorocco expands laws against jihad seekers, Morocco (AP) — With hundreds of Moroccans heading to Syria and Iraq to fight with extremists groups, Morocco has presented a new law criminalizing training with extremists or attempting to reach their camps.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsMoroccoSyriaIraqNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:44 GMTColor lines are blurred in Fox comedy 'black-ish' HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsTelevision programsCelebrityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:06 GMTHamm, other stars join campaign against assault (AP) — The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault.NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentOnline mediaCollege sportsSports mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:21:17 GMT2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour (AP) — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsSportsAthlete retirementTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsSocial networkingRelationshipsLifestyleChinaBeijingWuhanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 11:46:03 GMTUS officials condemn Bosnia leaders over flood aid, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — U.S. diplomats say after May's devastating floods, international agencies have done more to help the recovery efforts than local leaders who have used this humanitarian tragedy for "cronyism, party advantage, backroom deals and blame shifting."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disastersBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 12:04:04 GMTFDA tweaks food safety rules due next year (AP) — The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkGovernment and politicsLifestyleFood safetyPublic healthHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 19 Sep 2014 13:48:26 GMTReport faults Amherst and UMass for party problems, Mass. (AP) — A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:47:30 GMT'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989.LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMoviesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:43:40 GMTScotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsReferendumsCurrency marketsLocal governmentsElectionsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowWalesLondonEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 12:16:41 GMTFloods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersRivers and streamsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:29 GMTF1 changes radio ban after team concerns (AP) — Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:49 GMTPolice: American suspect confesses in Bali killing, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday.iGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 11:01:03 GMTCambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million.iGeneral newsCounterfeiting and forgeryArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 13:34:35 GMTNepal clears Indian firm to build hydropower plant, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government signed an agreement Friday with Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydroelectric plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsProduction facilitiesContracts and ordersEnergy industryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUtilitiesIndustriesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesNepalIndiaSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 19 Sep 2014 12:31:02 GMTReport faults, town, UMass for party problems, Mass. (AP) — A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:11:37 GMTGermany charges 3 with supporting Islamic State (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they've charged a man and two women with supporting the Islamic State extremist group.iGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:16 GMTYahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockInformation technologyOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate newsMediaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:09:47 GMTAnti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 13:19:12 GMTPhilippine peacekeepers pull out early from Golan, Philippines (AP) — More than 240 Filipino peacekeepers arrived in Manila on Friday after pulling out two weeks early from a U.N. mission in the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the border region, the Philippine military said Friday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestMilitant groupsPhilippinesManilaIsraelSyriaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:58 GMTWorld stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK KONG (AP) — World stocks rose and the British pound rallied briefly on Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandTokyoJapanEast AsiaHong KongAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaChinaGreater ChinaOceania, 19 Sep 2014 11:22:58 GMTFake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsCivil rights violationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityLegal proceedingsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:50 GMTSearch for ambush suspect centers on dense woods the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:44 GMTConvicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsCrimeFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 13:27:31 GMTMassachusetts teen's lawyer seeks police messages, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:01 GMTOriginal Marquis de Sade manuscript on display (AP) — The original scroll upon which the Marquis de Sade penned his famed, often-banned tale of sexual extremism is going on public display.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 13:27:06 GMTFierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen.AHMED AL-HAJMAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsIslamismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLocal governmentsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIran, 19 Sep 2014 11:57:08 GMTScotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push, Spain (AP) — Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions. But the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was still expected Friday to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum denounced as illegal by the central government in Madrid.ALAN CLENDENNINGJOSEPH WILSONiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsLegislatureNationalismElectionsScotlandUnited KingdomSpainMadridBarcelonaItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 12:19:15 GMTIranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced, Iran (AP) — A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeIranMiddle East, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:42 GMTScotland: Who won? Who lost? (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?ROBERT BARRiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:38 GMTPM says al-Qaida holds no appeal for India Muslims DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaida is "delusional" if it believes it holds any appeal for India's large Muslim population.iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 11:44:08 GMTSpain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT (AP) — Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi.iBusinessGeneral newsSpainBrazilWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Sep 2014 12:18:55 GMTAssets of Georgia's ex-president frozen, Georgia (AP) — A court in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered an asset freeze for the property of former President Mikhail Saakashvili and his family.aGeneral newsGeorgiaTbilisiEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Sep 2014 12:46:12 GMTSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsEmbassiesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaAfrica, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:41 GMTUEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 semifinals, final (AP) — Wembley Stadium in London will host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.ROB HARRISsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsInternational soccerEnglandLondonGenevaAzerbaijanUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandEastern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:21 GMTBurger King Japan's latest meal is the new black (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.HARUKA NUGAiBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 12:33:11 GMT8 gamblers caned in Indonesia's Aceh province ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have publicly caned eight men who were convicted of gambling in conservative Aceh province.iGeneral newsIslamCrimeReligionSocial affairsIndonesiaSumatraAcehSoutheast AsiaAsia, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:56 GMTUK remains united after Scotland referendum, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsMunicipal governmentsElectionsLocal governmentsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowWalesLondonEnglandEdinburghEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Sep 2014 13:07:04 GMTFrance strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsFranceIraqParisUnited StatesBaghdadSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 13:25:26 GMTAmerican performers get standing ovation in Iran, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during a rare visit by American performers to the Islamic Republic.BY NASSER KARIMIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPuppetryFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:53 GMT