FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 13:22:59 -0700Yemeni Shiite rebel leader vows to fight al-Qaida, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who swept through Yemen's capital vowed on Tuesday to go after al-Qaida's branch in the country, a show of the group's strength and confidence as it ignored calls by the government for its fighters to leave the city.AHMED AL-HAJJiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 19:51:45 GMTGoodell meets 11 former players about NFL conduct YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and chief assistant Troy Vincent have met with 11 former NFL players to discuss ways to improve the league's personal conduct policy.BARRY WILNERsSports governanceSportsProfessional footballFootball, 23 Sep 2014 20:11:34 GMTMan dies after crash at Kentucky Speedway Wallace's racing organization is trying to determine what caused the death of an Indiana man at a fan driving event bearing the former NASCAR driver's name.GARY B. GRAVESaGeneral newsSportsAccidentsAutomobile racingNASCARAccidents and disastersIndianaGaryKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:05 GMTACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says a new state law making so-called "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists and even historians.BOB CHRISTIEhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyState legislatureSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:43:59 GMTCadillac to ditch Detroit for trendy NYC address (AP) — Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps.DEE-ANN DURBINTOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsDetroitNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityMichiganNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:40:52 GMTRyder Cup: an unbalanced ledger in Europe's favor, Scotland (AP) — Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsEurope, 23 Sep 2014 19:51:13 GMTNew jihad appeal makes policing even harder (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious strifeWar and unrestTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFranceParisSyriaMiddle EastEuropeIraqWestern Europe, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:45 GMTVenue change denied for marathon suspect's friend (AP) — A judge has denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBoston Marathon bombingTrack and fieldCrimeEventsSportsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaSpringfieldProvidencePortlandRhode IslandMaine, 23 Sep 2014 19:20:20 GMTMore insurers to offer health law plans next year (AP) — The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law.wBusinessGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:06:25 GMTSoda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeveragesConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 23 Sep 2014 19:42:44 GMTMexico rights agency probes death of 22 in clash CITY (AP) — Mexico's governmental human rights agency said Tuesday it is investigating the deaths of 22 people in a clash with the army that one witness has described as a massacre.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 19:02:53 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, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:08 GMTEU increases Syria refugee aid by $280 million (AP) — The European Union is increasing its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by 215 million euros ($280 million).iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaEuropeMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 20:17:19 GMTHail Mary: Before cluttered chaos, there's a plan last play of the last practice of the week is the same at Arizona and Mississippi State and plenty of other schools around the country: the wing-it-and-pray pass commonly known as the Hail Mary.RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:07:25 GMTHillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. Her 2016 pitch could be simpler: She'd be the first female president.KEN THOMASlLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 23 Sep 2014 19:38:58 GMTManpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes in anticipation of erratic winds and hotter temperatures that could undo their progress.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFiresNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:59:11 GMTJ. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82 (AP) — Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIPaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureObituariesEntertainmentPerforming artsCaliforniaSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:30:34 GMTMan charged with threatening to take over ranch, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce and spent more than 20 years in prison for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the case is now charged with threatening to kidnap the current owners and showing up at the property to "take back the ranch," Ravalli County court records said.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessExtortion and threatsCrimeMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:46:30 GMTFederal prison population drops by roughly 4,800 (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral newsDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 23 Sep 2014 19:35:29 GMTObama urges world to follow US lead on climate NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.SETH BORENSTEINDINA CAPPIELLOiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateInternational agreementsEnergy and the environmentEconomyEnvironmental concernsForestsSummitsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational relationsAir qualityBusinessWildlifeLand environmentChinaUnited StatesEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:35:35 GMTLouisiana: Where politics and kegs mix quite well ROUGE, La. (AP) — Photos of a vulnerable Democratic senator helping a constituent drink upside-down from a beer keg would be a faux pas six weeks before Election Day in many places.BILL BARROWMELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLouisianaUnited StatesBaton RougeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:47:16 GMTDetroit official says water plan is working (AP) — Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:35:07 GMTMexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsScienceButterfliesFlowersInsectsAnimalsPlantsMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:56 GMTUS: Syria failed to confront Islamic State havens NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. has told the U.N. secretary-general that airstrikes against Islamic State group strongholds in Syria have begun because Syria's leaders have failed to stand up to the threat.iGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:05:40 GMTClothes taken in search for missing UVa student, Va. (AP) — In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsEducationCrimeSocial affairsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:16:55 GMTNYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads YORK (AP) — Elected officials and faith leaders are denouncing anti-Islamic ads soon to appear on New York City transit buses and subway stations.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:58:42 GMTOil near its low for the year despite turmoil YORK (AP) — The oil market has lost its jitters.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral news, 23 Sep 2014 19:33:32 GMTSheriff: Distraction may have killed Nevada racer VEGAS (AP) — A racer from California may have been distracted for a moment before he crashed and died in a fireball close to the finish line of a high-speed highway road race in rural Nevada, the local sheriff said Tuesday.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:45:00 GMTUS, Europe stocks hit by soft data, Syria conflict YORK (AP) — Stagnation in Europe and conflict in Syria unsettled global stock markets Tuesday afternoon, pushing European and U.S. indices lower.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEuropeSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:34:32 GMTFarrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective' season 2 ANGELES (AP) — Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:32:41 GMTClimbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park LAKE CITY (AP) — Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday.MICHELLE L. PRICEaBusinessGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:18:11 GMTHemp crop from detained seeds harvested in Ky., Ky. (AP) — Some of the imported hemp seeds detained by U.S. customs officials in the spring turned into 10-foot-tall plants that were harvested Tuesday on a research plot in Kentucky, where marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin has gained a foothold as a potential cash crop.BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsAgricultureAgricultural scienceIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsScienceKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:44:44 GMTArkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureState governmentsCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootballUnited StatesArkansasLittle RockNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:21:13 GMTAlgerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander.AOMAR OUALIPAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsWar and unrestKidnappingTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsAlgeriaIraqAlgiersFranceNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 19:10:26 GMTAirstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes.VIVIAN SALAMADIAA HADIDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaIraqBaghdadDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:10:39 GMTUniversity of Michigan moving centuries-old tree ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A towering, centuries-old tree at the University of Michigan is set to be moved to make way for a construction project.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsDeciduous treesTreesPlantsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:19:26 GMT4th immigrant holding facility to open in Texas, Texas (AP) — Federal officials have announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S.aGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:52:21 GMTDepleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to sign James Harrison "simple and easy."WILL GRAVESsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:04:02 GMTMexico: 2 burned bodies found in congressman's car, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say two burned bodies have been discovered inside a vehicle in which a congressman and his driver were kidnapped a day earlier.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMexicoGuadalajaraNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:38 GMTLife term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsLegal proceedingsTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Sep 2014 19:48:05 GMTPolice: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting, Ala. (AP) — A man wearing his work uniform started shooting at his former colleagues inside a UPS sorting facility in Alabama a day after he was fired from the company, killing a supervisor and another employee before committing suicide, police said Tuesday.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:42:06 GMTSpieth of US back on familiar ground at Ryder Cup, Scotland (AP) — When Jordan Spieth helped the United States win the Junior Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2010, he knew he'd have little chance to play in the real thing on the same course four years later.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsGolfMen's golfEvents, 23 Sep 2014 20:08:58 GMTUS, California release roadmap for solar projects FRANCISCO (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a proposed roadmap for developing massive solar and wind projects in California's Mojave Desert while trying to minimize damage to desert habitat and animals.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessGeneral newsDesertsTurtlesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureReptilesAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:21:25 GMTFunds through divisive visa system helped SD dairy FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad — "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" — caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there was also the incentive of four foreign investors putting up $500,000 each through a U.S. visa program.CARSON WALKERaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsState governmentsSenate electionsPersonnelPersonal investingPersonal financeCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureElectionsSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:15:01 GMTLos Angeles port fire prompts school evacuation ANGELES (AP) — All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down, a nearby school was evacuated, and area residents were advised to stay indoors as a precaution over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire Tuesday at a Port of Los Angeles wharf.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEvacuationsFiresPrimary and secondary educationEducationAir qualityAccidents and disastersSocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:31:52 GMTDetails of the mission against militants in Syria (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets and an al-Qaida group in Syria. Some facts about the military action:LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismGeneral newsSyriaIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 20:12:35 GMTFilmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:50:40 GMTVatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeArrestsReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeReligious issuesSocial issuesLaw and orderVatican CityDominican RepublicSanto DomingoWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 19:31:07 GMTSculpture of end-of-WWII kiss lands in Normandy, France (AP) — A sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended has gone up in Normandy for a one-year visit.eArts and entertainmentNormandy landingsWorld War IIEventsFranceNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:28:58 GMTAssad backs all efforts to fight terrorism, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.ALBERT AJIRYAN LUCASiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestTerrorismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsNational securityMilitary and defenseSyriaDamascusIraqSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited StatesQatarNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 19:39:26 GMT