FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:52:37 -0700AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9405cb9c39f4e3db2cd996b4065c44fWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsCivil warsWar and unrestGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9405cb9c39f4e3db2cd996b4065c44fMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:54:56 GMT$13K restitution ordered in Banksy defacement casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/358c5202e46342cc921c3164d6649f15PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Monday to defacing two Park City murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVandalismPublic artCrimeLaw and orderVisual artsUtahPark CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/358c5202e46342cc921c3164d6649f15Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:28:00 GMTBP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp salehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3030d84fd33c4001baa44620a52bd4b2JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BECKY BOHRERaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsState legislaturePersonnelLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3030d84fd33c4001baa44620a52bd4b2Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:43:21 GMTAtlanta airport closing runway for maintenancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bf2f64ea664438aa747c907e32e3611ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say they're closing the northernmost runway at the world's busiest airport until mid-October for maintenance, but it shouldn't have a negative impact on passengers.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bf2f64ea664438aa747c907e32e3611Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:48:29 GMTCat Stevens announces 6-city US concert tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64478399c0b44452b254dd54c312e583NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64478399c0b44452b254dd54c312e583Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:47:47 GMTTaxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8788750c94d4cc891b9033c1bb94188NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.DEEPTI HAJELAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyReligionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8788750c94d4cc891b9033c1bb94188Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:57:17 GMTHundreds flee 3 California wildfires; homes burnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f4c48a42c154db1b3e101f7eb2aec19SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire that broke out in far Northern California has burned at least 75 structures, forced the evacuation of about 1,500 residents and caused the closure of a major interstate freeway.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersProperty damageDisaster planning and responseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f4c48a42c154db1b3e101f7eb2aec19Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:24:03 GMTDoctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c55603aafb54f1d93efab2de539ad0cPROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c55603aafb54f1d93efab2de539ad0cMon, 15 Sep 2014 23:43:02 GMTCorps halts review of Oregon coal export terminalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0847744e524c239044ce8c3cbdec62PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.NIGEL DUARAaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessInternational tradeEnvironmentEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0847744e524c239044ce8c3cbdec62Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:29:40 GMTNASA inspector blasts asteroid protection programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb526ade478462bb8a938861cbfb6e9CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace explorationAsteroidsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAstronomyFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb526ade478462bb8a938861cbfb6e9Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:23:33 GMTBurger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e0f507232d24a82810804fae2ec186eHONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e0f507232d24a82810804fae2ec186eTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:34:00 GMTProsecutor says Utah man shot had real swordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f348d264f14386b8ab1f0dd30c48d9SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors said Monday.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsViolent crimeSocial mediaCrimePoliceOnline mediaMediaLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f348d264f14386b8ab1f0dd30c48d9Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:11 GMTAPNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ada56f5a2a614f0e849b8377c23b4ca2ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthHealth care costsHealth issuesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ada56f5a2a614f0e849b8377c23b4ca2Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:10:48 GMTHurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d473e16eae004609b3ad60e74d0d4d7dCABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014Property damageFloodsNatural disastersStormsAccidents and disastersEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d473e16eae004609b3ad60e74d0d4d7dMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:39:54 GMTCat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c47a428478043d5bf53f47de69661f8NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c47a428478043d5bf53f47de69661f8Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:58:20 GMTUS labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e587edaff96b4239966e01fe98242004WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is finding against the CNN cable television network in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 workers and former workers.TOM RAUMwBusinessGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e587edaff96b4239966e01fe98242004Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:27:07 GMTState Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3d383c055ff48369b16e6e6aa7b4567SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.JUDY LINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical resignationsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsVotingCrimeLegislatureCampaignsLaw and orderLos AngelesSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3d383c055ff48369b16e6e6aa7b4567Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:42:56 GMTForward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaininghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3375283fda44350af4d7a540b39c7fcSince U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity.CHRIS TALBOTTfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentVisual artsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMarketing and advertisingCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3375283fda44350af4d7a540b39c7fcMon, 15 Sep 2014 23:14:20 GMT4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/742c308e596e4cb9badde031ba81591cDENVER (AP) — Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationPrimary and secondary educationFiresChemistrySchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsAccidents and disastersDenverRenoNevadaColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/742c308e596e4cb9badde031ba81591cMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:46:24 GMTMets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c808a768dbc4f749915ff95d0f4922bNEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c808a768dbc4f749915ff95d0f4922bTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:26:44 GMTVictim's family praying for girl in range accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58805398ccb0459d8dbe5b7e871a9072PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58805398ccb0459d8dbe5b7e871a9072Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:11:25 GMTGOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad52968096bc4eee9d488dbaf63bc314WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in November's elections.wGovernment and politicsPersonal spendingLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonal financeBusinessPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad52968096bc4eee9d488dbaf63bc314Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:21:35 GMTApple releases tool to remove free U2 albumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/720481fb83a84e8cafc74b5a224eb5abNEW YORK (AP) — Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.htBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/720481fb83a84e8cafc74b5a224eb5abMon, 15 Sep 2014 23:43:40 GMTBradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b4107fa64ce483d8158b1fa18bb8aa9LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designLondon Fashion WeekCelebrityFashion showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEventsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b4107fa64ce483d8158b1fa18bb8aa9Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:46:49 GMTHouse GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel traininghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/747c551aae4a49f59bdbcd0bbc049574WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group.BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestCivil warsLegislationTerrorismPolitical partiesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastIraqNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/747c551aae4a49f59bdbcd0bbc049574Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:32:37 GMTCuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c67449fe621242fd8ccfe06f4fb3582bNEW YORK (AP) — New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNew YorkNew JerseyNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c67449fe621242fd8ccfe06f4fb3582bMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:44 GMTApp would help women in NYC find women cab drivershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fef19dcd7234c00a358f830686ead67NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.DEEPTI HAJELAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fef19dcd7234c00a358f830686ead67Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:38:34 GMTUnion expect to file Rice appeal Tuesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/840c9bbbdcee404d8531d9ceb06922a9NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union on Tuesday will appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.BARRY WILNERsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/840c9bbbdcee404d8531d9ceb06922a9Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:30 GMTEPA administrator pushes for water ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed095707be5146a6bbeca3b967d09fa8CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed095707be5146a6bbeca3b967d09fa8Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:44:09 GMTAlan Fadel wins in US Senior Amateurhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97bfb382d12d4a90911488a07df7de42NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Alan Fadel beat Stephen Fox 1 up on Monday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Amateur.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97bfb382d12d4a90911488a07df7de42Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:42:43 GMTBoa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68ba686384044639883c1af5ac786340NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.aOdditiesSnakesReptilesAnimalsNampaIdahoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68ba686384044639883c1af5ac786340Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:34:04 GMTStudents sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deef222cf9f94a1fad5ed604f0848530GIRARD, Ill. (AP) — More than 130 Illinois middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersEducationSocial affairsIllinoisSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deef222cf9f94a1fad5ed604f0848530Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:53:02 GMTWhite House backs use of body cameras by policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/245937752cbc4f4ab0a81d4a35550581WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri.JOSH LEDERMANhtGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement technologyLaw enforcement agenciesTechnologyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/245937752cbc4f4ab0a81d4a35550581Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:47:04 GMTOnce-troubled reverse mortgages poised for reboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f98b9d1189284970a3201972aa919e2eWASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.HOPE YENwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatePhiladelphiaCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f98b9d1189284970a3201972aa919e2eMon, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:04 GMTLava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ef4712453da403a9b10ffa44969d635PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.aGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ef4712453da403a9b10ffa44969d635Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:58 GMTAgency urges science demo changes after Reno firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ccb5870e0634d1798b8635e18f4e2dfLAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, at a Reno museum earlier this month.MICHELLE RINDELSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceMath and science educationFiresSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsAccidents and disastersRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ccb5870e0634d1798b8635e18f4e2dfMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:19 GMTVikings bring back Peterson despite abuse chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba94124615b143b99fbaca0f53c9bbe1EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebritySports governanceCrimeViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimes against childrenMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba94124615b143b99fbaca0f53c9bbe1Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:17:34 GMTPolice: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8df7c01ae47541eda7ce273719bb0ad8The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement, authorities said Monday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8df7c01ae47541eda7ce273719bb0ad8Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:50:40 GMTUN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c6ac4180b1f48ec940625263dc2183dUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Libya is warning that rapidly deteriorating security and worsening political turmoil have brought the country to the "brink of protracted conflict and civil strife."iGeneral newsLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c6ac4180b1f48ec940625263dc2183dMon, 15 Sep 2014 23:29:38 GMTKerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8576f5e09752494a8d31837df82b5779PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.ELAINE GANLEYLARA JAKESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsWar and unrestCivil warsInternational relationsHumanitarian assistanceDiplomacyTehranBaghdadSyriaUnited StatesIranMiddle EastIraqFranceParisRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8576f5e09752494a8d31837df82b5779Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:23:57 GMTU.Va. chief: 'Deep concern' for missing studenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72613b1f5c4a4a49be34b91ef2eabfecCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia says the community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday.aGeneral newsHigher educationMissing personsEducationSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72613b1f5c4a4a49be34b91ef2eabfecTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:13:55 GMTSmoking rates on the rise in New York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ae4c36daee14ce48bd1baf98ae33107NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.JONATHAN LEMIREaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmokingMunicipal governmentsPublic healthLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ae4c36daee14ce48bd1baf98ae33107Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:16:32 GMTLawyer: Mom in dead infants case in prison unithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e89426749a8448d9ad724a61253e07dBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in the squalid, vermin-infested home where she lives is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to themselves, her lawyer said Monday.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e89426749a8448d9ad724a61253e07dMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:37:15 GMTAP sources: First US strike in expanded Iraq fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4768bca81b5431490472dbd7a5bb48aWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4768bca81b5431490472dbd7a5bb48aMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:35:47 GMTEscaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b37285a0194861a87b78a94e1e198dCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsPrison breaksState legislatureCrimeState governmentsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b37285a0194861a87b78a94e1e198dMon, 15 Sep 2014 22:25:11 GMTNew Mexico sheriff enters plea in disputed stophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b367083e764dbdae9f7b07fd5c7041ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7b367083e764dbdae9f7b07fd5c7041Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:14:00 GMTMurder charges in 4 Tampa Bay area slayingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9f3e0552b104ed79ae2ac24204ded13HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9f3e0552b104ed79ae2ac24204ded13Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:05:11 GMTBombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBIhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd301e474834f8e87308f9430da0ee8BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonRussiaUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd301e474834f8e87308f9430da0ee8Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:25:48 GMTHundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8b1ee74375e47a9a3a3df1d096e7bd4SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort that destroyed nearly two-dozen structures, officials said Monday.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleProperty damageFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8b1ee74375e47a9a3a3df1d096e7bd4Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:48 GMTNFL, union close to finalizing new drug policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda9c2583d53494f95f2c675c4223d42NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.BARRY WILNERsSportsDopingDoping regulationsSports transactionsSports governanceAthlete compensationLabor negotiationsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessPersonnelReckless endangermentCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fda9c2583d53494f95f2c675c4223d42Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:55 GMT