FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Sep 2014 09:23:36 -0700Man gets prison in link to killing of Nebraska boy, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings, Nebraska man was sentenced to up to five years in prison on a charge related to the shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son by his 9-year-old brother, according to court records.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHastingsNebraskaKearneyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:02 GMTEx-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:12:23 GMTPolice: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, leaving two people dead, police said. The shooter also was killed in the gunfire.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:17:55 GMTAssad backs efforts to fight terrorism, Syria (AP) — Syrian 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. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming.ALBERT AJIBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyTerrorismWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesAccidents and disastersInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismNational securityMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaDamascusUnited Arab EmiratesJordanIraqIranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesBahrainQatarNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:43:45 GMTPolice: 3 people, including gunman, killed in shooting at UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama, Ala. (AP) — Police: 3 people, including gunman, killed in shooting at UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:20:06 GMTObama admin creates Korean land mine exception (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLand minesWar and unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:42 GMTIran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government.JOHN DANISZEWSKIaGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational relationsTerrorismSyriaIranUnited StatesMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:33:08 GMTHamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankJerusalemGaza StripHebronMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 15:18:59 GMTLos Angeles Register newspaper ends publication ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessNewspapersMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNews mediaMediaProducts and servicesCorporate newsLos AngelesLong BeachRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:26 GMTMinuteman 3 test missile launches from California AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:31 GMTObama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.JULIE PACEaGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsInternational relationsForeign policyGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment policyUnited StatesTurkeyIraqSyriaNew YorkMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaRussiaWest AfricaUkraineNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeAfrica, 23 Sep 2014 15:38:46 GMTPentagon says Khorasan group was nearing attack (AP) — In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:46:29 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 proceedingsUtilitiesIndustriesLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:42 GMTShoemaker Jimmy Choo to list shares in London (AP) — Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced its intention to float its shares in London next month as part of an expansion drive, particularly in China.SYLVIA HUIiBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonSoutheast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandAsia, 23 Sep 2014 15:28:05 GMTCountries, companies pledge to end deforestation YORK (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.DINA CAPPIELLOALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsInternational agreementsSummitsEnvironmental policyAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental treatiesForestsGovernment and politicsRain forestsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyWildlifeLand environmentClimateBrazilPeruUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:21 GMTThe band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound YORK (AP) — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:14:36 GMTChad considering anti-gay legislation, says group, Uganda (AP) — Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country.iGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaChadEast AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:47 GMTRussia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMediaLegislationRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 15:08:17 GMTUS, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting direct assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said Tuesday. President Barack Obama declared that Arab support for the airstrikes "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitant groupsVeteransTerrorismArmed forcesLegislatureInternational relationsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaPersian GulfRed SeaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:26:43 GMTFire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Missouri, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:07:57 GMTAzerbaijan nabs 26 alleged militants, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan said Tuesday they have arrested 26 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation accused of joining militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAzerbaijanSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:11:04 GMTUK Labour leader lays out vision for the future (AP) — Britain's opposition leader Ed Miliband has laid out his vision for the country's top job ahead of national elections in 2015, offering a 10-year-blueprint for the future.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 16:06:23 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:07:07 GMTFederal prison population drops by nearly 5,000 (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 affairs, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:03 GMTBob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter YORK (AP) — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain.RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:37 GMTFilmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary, Pa. (AP) — A filmmaker says the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania appears in an upcoming documentary about Vietnam War re-enactors.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsDocumentariesViolent crimeMoviesCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 23 Sep 2014 16:19:22 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 newsHostage situationsWar and unrestKidnappingTerrorismCrimeAlgeriaAlgiersFranceNorth AfricaIraqAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:23 GMTIndian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.KATY DAIGLEhtGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationSpace launchesPlanetsTechnologyAstronomyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaBangaloreUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:12:33 GMTPaula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.J.M. HIRSCHaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentDocumentariesChefsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicity, 23 Sep 2014 15:13:30 GMTAustralian counterterror officer shoots man dead, Australia (AP) — A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislationNational securityMilitary and defenseReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureMelbourneAustraliaSyriaMiddle EastOceania, 23 Sep 2014 15:06:13 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBooks charts for week ending September 22, 2014:The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMobile mediaMedia distributionChildren's entertainmentEntertainmentMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:42 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 22, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:44 GMTGM to move Cadillac brand HQ to New York City (AP) — The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesFinancial performanceCorporate newsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:24:22 GMTMcDowell seeking redemption at Ryder Cup, Scotland (AP) — Two years after the "Miracle of Medinah," it's not just the Americans seeking redemption at the Ryder Cup.sSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEvents, 23 Sep 2014 15:08:08 GMTWorld trade body cuts forecasts (AP) — The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomy, 23 Sep 2014 15:45:01 GMTPresident: "foreign plot" behind Shiites' advances, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says the sweep by Shiite rebels over the capital is part of a "foreign plot," implicltly blaming Iran, which he has accused of backing the group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 23 Sep 2014 15:03:00 GMTDepleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison (AP) — So much for James Harrison's retirement.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:11:46 GMTFlorida man admits to killing family in 911 call, Fla. (AP) — With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:45:39 GMTSpain scraps abortion plan, justice chief quits (AP) — The Spanish government has scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus for change, the prime minister said Tuesday, in a move that brought the resignation of the justice minister who was in charge of introducing a new law.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 16:09:33 GMTFire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:24 GMTChief: Welding torch sparked Los Angeles port fire ANGELES (AP) — A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessFiresAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:31 GMTSeattle to fine residents for not composting (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 16:17:00 GMTUN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.DINA CAPPIELLOSETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsForestsSummitsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsWildlifeLand environmentPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:14 GMTSoft data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:31 GMTUS clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark YORK (AP) — A handful of companies pursuing overseas deals that could lower their tax rates are under pressure after the U.S. unveiled rules that would make those deals less lucrative.The Associated PressfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governments, 23 Sep 2014 16:00:14 GMTGerman-US reporter held in Somalia is freed, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who held the journalist.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsJournalistsMaritime piracyKidnappingNews mediaMediaCrimeSomaliaMogadishuGermanyEast AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 16:14:33 GMTOhio college student killed by falling tree, Ohio (AP) — A falling tree has killed a 21-year-old Ohio college student who decided to take a walk to clear her head after a day of studying.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioMassillonCantonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:38:03 GMTSouth Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia (AP) — South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaAfricaRussiaSouthern AfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Sep 2014 15:48:22 GMTPentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue (AP) — The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a "credible and sustainable, persistent" campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Sep 2014 15:34:05 GMTCalifornia fire containment doubles; wind expected FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews nearly doubled containment of a Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes ahead of a weather system expected to bring dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFiresNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 23 Sep 2014 15:47:43 GMT