FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 04:24:48 -0700Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleFood and drinkAccommodationsTravelAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:07:15 GMTDowned wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.wGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:15 GMTRoadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 16 Sep 2014 09:13:47 GMTBelgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia (AP) — A Belgian official says a convicted rapist and murderer who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsEuthanasiaDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 10:51:44 GMTJudge in Pistorius trial faces criticism (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 08:52:04 GMTResearchers explore shipwrecks near San Francisco OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.TERENCE CHEAiGeneral newsScienceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:08:47 GMTEgypt official says working to amend protest law (AP) — The spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:13 GMTUS tobacco growers brace for tougher competition, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.TAMARA LUSHMICHAEL FELBERBAUMaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesDanvilleUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 09:03:18 GMTUN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyWar crimesCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsSyriaGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:49 GMTUkraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union .iGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 10:22:19 GMTWorld Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.KARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesEconomyForeign aidGovernment and politicsUnited Nations General Assembly Annual MeetingWar and unrestEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational relationsEventsFinancial servicesIndustriesPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Sep 2014 10:12:24 GMTNobel laureates appeal to South Africa (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates is appealing to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.iGeneral newsNobel PrizesBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsSouth AfricaAfricaCape TownTibetSouthern AfricaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:12:52 GMTDirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir, India (AP) — The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region and hundreds of thousands of people living in temporary shelters.AIJAZ HUSSAINKATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthSearch and rescue effortsAnimal healthDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaNew DelhiKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 08:33:58 GMTPope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 11:02:35 GMTMedical charity: Time running out to stop Ebola, Senegal (AP) — International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaSenegalLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 10:35:26 GMTWorld stocks sag ahead of Fed meeting (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandJapanEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 16 Sep 2014 08:44:13 GMTCompromise made in tax hike for Pascagoula, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 09:19:08 GMTChina to send Ebola lab team to Sierra Leone, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSenegalWest AfricaSierra LeoneChinaAfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 09:36:46 GMTSenate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:16 GMTTurkey mulls 'buffer zone' against Jihadist group, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey's military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone" against Islamic militants, on the country's borders with Iraq and Syria, Turkish media reports said Tuesday.iGeneral newsIslamGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsTurkeyMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 08:15:10 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 16 Sep 2014 09:53:59 GMTRussian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions (AP) — Russia's currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeInternational tradeRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 09:45:56 GMTUkraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism, Germany (AP) — A key measure of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row, dragged down by worries over the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyScotlandGermanyEuropeUkraineUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 11:19:31 GMTChinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Sri Lanka, where he will help launch a new port city project funded by his government.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaSri LankaSouth AsiaColomboGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:56:13 GMT1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan, Poland (AP) — A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestWar casualtiesTerrorismPolandAfghanistanKabulEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:35:56 GMTFIFA audit panel member stood down from duty (AP) — A member of FIFA's financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption.sSportsMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsCriminal investigations2014 FIFA World CupSoccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeFIFA World CupEventsCayman IslandsCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:57 GMTIraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministers (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 10:57:20 GMT2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:55 GMTDutch to present less austere budget for 2015 (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on 'austerity' and more on security in light of international conflicts.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 10:47:43 GMTUkraine parliament ratifies EU pact, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureRebellions and uprisingsUkraineCrimeaDonetskEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 10:46:16 GMTIraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior (AP) — Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior.iGeneral newsCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsIraqMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 10:52:18 GMTAlibaba investors beware: History not on your side (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.PAUL WISEMANMARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsCorporate crimeEconomyGovernment regulationsLeading economic indicatorsCorporate newsCrimeCorporate governanceFraud and false statementsCorporate stockProfessional servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 11:02:26 GMTAfghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:29:10 GMT2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 10:08:31 GMTChina rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff (AP) — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.IAN MADERiBusinessGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestEnergy industryIndustriesChinaVietnamBeijingEast AsiaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:40:05 GMTUkraine passes bills on eastern autonomy, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has passed two bills on granting greater autonomy to the rebellious regions in the east as well as amnesty for most of those involved in the fighting that gripped the region since April.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 10:04:01 GMTVikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipCelebritySports governanceCrimeViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimes against childrenMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 08:49:06 GMTSides in Scottish referendum make final push, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 10:58:40 GMTShots fired in Danish courthouse; 1 dead, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, authorities said.JAN M. OLSENiGeneral newsViolent crimeCourtsCrimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:46 GMTEagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts (AP) — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 16 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMTSyrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group (AP) — A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 09:35:54 GMTKurds in Europe take up arms against IS group, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.JAN M. OLSENKARL RITTERiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar crimesGun politicsGovernment and politicsInternational lawLocal governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsUnited KingdomEuropeTurkeyDenmarkGermanyIranMiddle EastSwedenIraqWestern Europe, 16 Sep 2014 09:47:23 GMTDrops in food, gas prices push UK inflation down (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in the U.K. eased further below the Bank of England's target in August following falls in food and fuel prices.iBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 09:21:56 GMTStagnant floodwater raising health risk in Kashmir, India (AP) — Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus as they hope the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.AIJAZ HUSSAINKATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseFloodsAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsHealthDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessIndiaNew DelhiPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:15:54 GMTEconomy at heart of confidence vote for French PM (AP) — France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy — including dissidents within his Socialist Party.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:31 GMTMilitants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border (AP) — A group of militants attacked a Pakistan army post from neighboring Afghanistan Tuesday morning, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed, the military said, as government warplanes killed 20 local militants elsewhere in the northwest.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:45 GMTWeakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.ALBA MORA ROCAiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:04 GMTPhilippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsScienceEvacuationsVolcanoesMunicipal governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 10:05:51 GMTDanish police: shots fired inside court building in Copenhagen; 1 killed, 1 wounded, Denmark (AP) — Danish police: shots fired inside court building in Copenhagen; 1 killed, 1 wounded.iGeneral newsDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:09 GMTAllergan agrees to move forward with meeting YORK (AP) — Allergan and Pershing Square have agreed on at least one step toward settling a fight over the makeup of the Botox-maker's board.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustries, 16 Sep 2014 11:18:26 GMT