FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:38:47 -0700World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland voteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/475ee10a672743a89abc9e81a71395b6SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday as Scotland voted in an independence referendum that could shake U.K. markets. Sentiment was underpinned by the Federal Reserve's signal it is not rushing to raise interest rates.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsReferendumsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyElectionsGovernment and politicsStock marketsUnited KingdomScotlandSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/475ee10a672743a89abc9e81a71395b6Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:29:29 GMTVikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eedaac5728e2464b87615d3f1be779abEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCrimeSports businessViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eedaac5728e2464b87615d3f1be779abThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:01:41 GMTIowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clintonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcfcf08ac2df40428c294284fae5737eDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.THOMAS BEAUMONTCATHERINE LUCEYpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcfcf08ac2df40428c294284fae5737eThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:19:57 GMTWallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24474e201599446098db4331f1044d5cCHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.TAMMY WEBBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24474e201599446098db4331f1044d5cThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:51:27 GMTJury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b63cac8caca84e429c9269ae357f810cALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsDisease outbreaksLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderPublic healthHealthPoisoningDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAlbanyUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b63cac8caca84e429c9269ae357f810cThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:35:43 GMTPolice trooper killed in ambush to be laid to resthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/650d71d6c020474098f84202b0a7c6c2Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaScrantonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/650d71d6c020474098f84202b0a7c6c2Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:28 GMTGroup says 3 million Syrian children not in schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb438cd3d25544fcb61fb95677594e3cBEIRUT (AP) — An international aid group says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb438cd3d25544fcb61fb95677594e3cThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:26:24 GMTIndia, China leaders to discuss trade, investmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c75bb0c0af594a5ea3d3a11ef0a35ed4NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to bring prosperity to Asia and create opportunities for the world as he and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi began talks Thursday to deepen cooperation through investment and trade.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsInternational tradeBuddhismEconomyBusinessReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIndiaChinaNew DelhiTibetSouth AsiaBeijingAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c75bb0c0af594a5ea3d3a11ef0a35ed4Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:52:20 GMT46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449ee191071c4d599d94f62c3330841bLOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449ee191071c4d599d94f62c3330841bThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:35:54 GMTSyrian air force attacks IS-held northern townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16e71d5504294de98879ec0cb702ab2fBEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government helicopter gunships have attacked a northern town held by Muslim militants, killing at least a dozen people and wounding dozens more.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16e71d5504294de98879ec0cb702ab2fThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:43:01 GMTHyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam districthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98fe6f26a79b42478047f1b1557e5b10SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered more than $10 billion for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. The sky high price surprised shareholders who sent the automaker's shares down nearly 10 percent.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98fe6f26a79b42478047f1b1557e5b10Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:40:13 GMTBreivik's father feels guilt over son's dark pathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8af7ebc70c69498a818cdfc6c0a02f09STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik says he grapples with guilt for not being closer to his son when he was growing up.iGeneral newsNorwayWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8af7ebc70c69498a818cdfc6c0a02f09Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:05:34 GMTHyundai Motor to pay $9.6 billion for Gangnam landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74ec19852e64958b3da7e88e62a64cfSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters.iBusinessGeneral newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f74ec19852e64958b3da7e88e62a64cfThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:37:19 GMTAustralian police: Raids thwarted beheading plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75c72844afff412888fe686331a343cbSYDNEY (AP) — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75c72844afff412888fe686331a343cbThu, 18 Sep 2014 09:28:07 GMTLos Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bb22ed0ce1b473eb2b88f2389b20024ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaLos AngelesOaklandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bb22ed0ce1b473eb2b88f2389b20024Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:45:17 GMTDoolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3100eb9bbde84e7d8dc464008aebe771OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3100eb9bbde84e7d8dc464008aebe771Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:08:37 GMTAPNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b2afb1ccdd5434f8672d9ee4b9f83d4WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyNuclear weaponsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b2afb1ccdd5434f8672d9ee4b9f83d4Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:18:44 GMTObama, Ukraine president to meet at White Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8d983f6392a48be9bd78c01355c291aWASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureEconomyBusinessUkraineRussiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8d983f6392a48be9bd78c01355c291aThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:17:07 GMTMurray signals backing for Scottish independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46397d0c8ae6439c8e675b50f868effdLONDON (AP) — After years of carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signaled his support for Scottish independence.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsSocial mediaTennisOnline mediaMediaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46397d0c8ae6439c8e675b50f868effdThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:49:04 GMTAlibaba symbol of China's new tech giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ea49c6889b48e391f6f43b861043d1BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockEntrepreneurshipIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsCareersChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ea49c6889b48e391f6f43b861043d1Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:17:46 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0125207c852499d9b8fb61863f9845b"This is the best of a long list of bad options." — Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants.The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0125207c852499d9b8fb61863f9845bThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:14 GMTOver 2,000 homes threatened in California firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b6d3de66b45472ca013bb263563bb61POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.aGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b6d3de66b45472ca013bb263563bb61Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:47:07 GMTCouple face life in prison in Craigslist slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc697200a88419e8e8aa0af5e595b74SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad are due in court for sentencing.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSunburyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc697200a88419e8e8aa0af5e595b74Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:50:19 GMTScots decide whether to declare independencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d9914070bfe49089d2ae0ed1a846d74EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on whether to become an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d9914070bfe49089d2ae0ed1a846d74Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:17:24 GMTInternational monitors endorse Fiji electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf623fad7fb4b1b9f0165c16af66db5SUVA, Fiji (AP) — A group of international observers who were scrutinizing this week's landmark Fiji election say the process was credible and the result should broadly reflect the will of voters.iGeneral newsPolitical endorsementsElectionsGovernment and politicsFijiSuvaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf623fad7fb4b1b9f0165c16af66db5Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:23:36 GMTOrman business tie part of Kansas Senate racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40fb77e79bce47d38709c3d73ce188b7TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeGeneral newsState governmentsUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40fb77e79bce47d38709c3d73ce188b7Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:55:40 GMTAustralian police detain 15 to prevent attack plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62616fa99f424c1fa47bd6781f433811SYDNEY (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62616fa99f424c1fa47bd6781f433811Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:20:45 GMTUN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria fronthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/014f8bc1c51d427cbcac273e75de619fCAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsInternational incidentsCivil warsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/014f8bc1c51d427cbcac273e75de619fThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:30:56 GMTPolice: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f13c91e962345e4b350fb7a6f8c2207JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f13c91e962345e4b350fb7a6f8c2207Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:43 GMTCompanies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e4b750237c4d2e9c9fa0181f8f66e3VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Some 200 companies are joining forces to create jobs and training opportunities with the aim of helping the one of every four Europeans under the age of 25 who is unemployed.fBusinessHiring and recruitmentPersonnelEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e4b750237c4d2e9c9fa0181f8f66e3Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:50:24 GMTSenate candidate says ex-staffer copied policieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4c836e891174c08a09e9afd4f8f14a5PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsSenate electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited StatesOregonNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4c836e891174c08a09e9afd4f8f14a5Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:44:10 GMTRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizonahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9db78141f646b9937422572dd0c7c7TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southern Arizona, but it appeared to spare Tucson on Wednesday night.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHurricane Odile 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9db78141f646b9937422572dd0c7c7Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:07 GMTHamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be30f7c0ce164251aa164f8330419f03SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid.JAY PARISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be30f7c0ce164251aa164f8330419f03Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:26:59 GMTCardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8339755635841a495fc83f8ee521467PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.BOB BAUMaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeArrestsViolent crimeSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderArizonaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8339755635841a495fc83f8ee521467Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:02:35 GMTNearly 3 million Syrian children not in schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0601633b75674aad86036394ba24c7aaBEIRUT (AP) — Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group said Thursday.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0601633b75674aad86036394ba24c7aaThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:49:19 GMTEmotions mount on final day of Scottish campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0e5fccaef4e4bc79ff54b9bec594854EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsPublic opinionElectionsSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0e5fccaef4e4bc79ff54b9bec594854Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:43:18 GMTAsian stocks mostly down after Fed meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ef905a42f404a5caaa8423e91390c14SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central bank's benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015, surprising investors who expected a slower pace of rate hikes.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ef905a42f404a5caaa8423e91390c14Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:41:34 GMTAngels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0048b5990504423a7f5d7cb8999366eANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0048b5990504423a7f5d7cb8999366eThu, 18 Sep 2014 06:56:00 GMTHorse power gains favor among small-scale farmershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db5f4b8ebaf549fa893d6b6a358f44f7MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db5f4b8ebaf549fa893d6b6a358f44f7Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:31:42 GMTInt'l monitors endorse Fiji election as crediblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4325f3ae3f1f4e3aa9f53fdd6fc348bdSUVA, Fiji (AP) — International observers endorsed the landmark Fiji election as credible on Thursday, although most smaller political parties said they would not accept what appeared to be a decisive win for the South Pacific country's military ruler.NICK PERRYPITA LIGAIULAiGeneral newsPolitical endorsementsVotingElectionsGovernment and politicsFijiSuvaNew ZealandOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4325f3ae3f1f4e3aa9f53fdd6fc348bdThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:08:39 GMTSenate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e8f8e69d6c1455782226349f536249bWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week — giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants.ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLegislationMilitant groupsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaMiddle EastIowaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e8f8e69d6c1455782226349f536249bThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:15:38 GMTA guide to Scotland as independence vote nearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2da02a485abf4623afeff220b4b696f5GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowLondonEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2da02a485abf4623afeff220b4b696f5Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:44:05 GMTColumn: Time for Goodell to really say somethinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca5c0229806548a485fe1dd1ad039eacFloyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsSports facility constructionCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsViolent crimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca5c0229806548a485fe1dd1ad039eacThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:03:16 GMTMinority scholar denies separatism at China trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1907d7b87d8847edbbf5fd8ca7bffb0bURUMQI, China (AP) — A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show Thursday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a campaign to split his native Xinjiang region from China.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsEthnic conflictsArrestsWar and unrestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1907d7b87d8847edbbf5fd8ca7bffb0bThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:46:01 GMTPolls open in historic Scottish independence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79913dd0ad724f83ad792e238cfd4760EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79913dd0ad724f83ad792e238cfd4760Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:16:16 GMTEven seemingly benign causes draw China crackdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99ba54328054177bdab33ad5f7840dcBEIJING (AP) — More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared. They found themselves encircled by shouting police blocking them from speaking to reporters or entering the temple as a group.JACK CHANGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityProtests and demonstrationsReligionGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99ba54328054177bdab33ad5f7840dcThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:27:29 GMTAustralian leader warns of planned random attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70f1c9398418475d89c8028f581729f7SYDNEY (AP) — Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeWar and unrestIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastIraqOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70f1c9398418475d89c8028f581729f7Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:13:28 GMTSenate next after House backs Obama on rebel aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb790bc53d3440d928cf976cc694463WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb790bc53d3440d928cf976cc694463Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:44 GMTDance workout puts moves on women's self-esteemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8d6fcc09e847409ce4d67bee437bbeNEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaGeneral newsHealthExerciseMusicDiet and exerciseLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a8d6fcc09e847409ce4d67bee437bbeThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:33:30 GMTAlibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders controlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0eb5bc3b3694fef85cc07e6c127568fBEIJING (AP) — Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate governanceCorporate newsChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0eb5bc3b3694fef85cc07e6c127568fThu, 18 Sep 2014 06:26:05 GMT