FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Sep 2014 10:35:54 -0700Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.MALCOLM RITTERaHealthMedical researchDiabetesDiseases and conditions, 17 Sep 2014 17:11:24 GMTSchool police stock up on free military gear ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:13:11 GMTDrugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.TOM MURPHYfBusinessPersonal financeHealthImmunizationsPandemicsFamily medicineInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHumanitarian crisesGeneral newsEpidemicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:17 GMTThailand says no DNA match yet for slain Britons (AP) — Police in Thailand said Wednesday that DNA samples from the bodies of two British tourists found bludgeoned on a resort island did not match any collected from 12 people who were among those in the area.iGeneral newsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeLaw and orderThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:08 GMTPacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the past two weeks.TERRY TANGBRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsHurricane Odile 2014FloodsNatural disastersWeather patternsEventsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureArizonaTucsonPhoenixMexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:50 GMTPa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislatureGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and order, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:54 GMTVikings bar Peterson from team activities (AP) — Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballCelebrityCrimes against childrenCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:44 GMTPro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democrats (AP) — A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsPolitical organizations, 17 Sep 2014 17:17:53 GMT'NBA 2K15' drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game ANGELES (AP) — "NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.DERRIK J. LANGhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTechnology3-D technologyVirtual worldsNBA DraftProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsEntertainment and media technologyRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsGames, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:28 GMTTeen charged with sexual assault on team bus trip, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeBus travelViolent crimeCrimeFootballTravelLifestyleSportsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:33:08 GMTNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is getting another visitor or two.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceAerospace technologyPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:06:58 GMTBen McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:58 GMTLiberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do more, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed America's pledge to send troops and treatment centers but said much more needs to be done.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchPublic healthUnited KingdomLiberiaAfricaWest AfricaMonroviaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:33 GMTJapan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling, Slovenia (AP) — Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsScienceWhalesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAnimalsMammalsJapanSloveniaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 16:34:56 GMTAtlanta Falcons host rapidly sinking Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional footballAthlete healthFootballTampaClevelandCincinnatiBuffaloNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:03 GMTHigh school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesLaw and orderCrimePennsylvaniaGreensburgUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:29:08 GMTChristie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker.aGovernment and politicsState governmentsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:48:17 GMT2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."DON BABWINaGeneral newsDomestic violencePhilanthropic foundationsCrimeSex in societyNative AmericansFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesPhilanthropyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:55 GMTSuicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.IBRAHIM GARBAMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Sep 2014 17:07:50 GMTNKorean Olympic gymnast banned for age cheating, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korean female gymnast on Wednesday was banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 in a case of age cheating.sSportsWomen's gymnasticsGymnasticsWomen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesArtistic gymnasticsOlympic gamesEventsSwitzerlandNorth KoreaWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 16:35:45 GMTPolice run down tips about trooper ambush suspect GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed down and the public remained on edge.MICHAEL RUBINKAMDAVID PORTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:18 GMTPuerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityArrestsLaw and orderCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Sep 2014 16:47:45 GMTKohl's holiday hiring to rise 15 pct YORK (AP) — Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsHolidaysHoliday shoppingPersonnelCareersOccasionsLifestyleShoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 17 Sep 2014 16:49:28 GMTBlack women's group criticizes NFL (AP) — A leading black women's group is calling the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence "unacceptable."JESSE J. HOLLANDwGeneral newsSportsAfrican-AmericansSports governanceViolenceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballSocial issuesSocial affairs, 17 Sep 2014 16:49:18 GMTTruck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company would pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict finding one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:16 GMT5 things small businesses need to know this fall YORK (AP) — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months:JOYCE M. ROSENBERGhtBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessComputer and data securityLegislatureLegislationTechnologyGovernment and politicsCareersComputing and information technologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRosenbergTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMTDisney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcot BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular "Frozen" movie.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:04 GMTStocks edge mostly higher ahead of Fed statement YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Stocks of home builders jumped after a rise in confidence in the new home market.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsPricesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:42 GMTUN says building materials to Gaza may quadruple (AP) — A United Nations official says he expects the amount of building materials entering Gaza to quadruple in the coming months, as the first details emerged from a deal reached on the territory's post-war reconstruction.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 17 Sep 2014 16:40:04 GMT1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine (AP) — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.iGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsDisease outbreaksVolunteerismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthSocial affairsUnited KingdomWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:14 GMTSocial media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe (AP) — Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning.MARYCLAIRE DALEhtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaGays and lesbiansMediaOnline mediaViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:01 GMTFSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsWomen's sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:18 GMTWashington and Fuqua ride again in 'The Equalizer' (AP) — It's been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris and their Los Angeles crime odyssey "Training Day" to Oscar glory (for Washington) and a Hollywood breakthrough (for Fuqua).JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:44 GMTLibya, neighbor nations snub military intervention (AP) — Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war.ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLibyaMadridMiddle EastSpainUnited Arab EmiratesTripoliNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:31 GMTPelosi: NFL Rice investigation sufficient for now (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that for now the NFL's investigation into its handling of the domestic violence case involving running back Ray Rice is an appropriate response.ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsSportsSports governanceMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:57 GMTWoman sentenced in case tied to firefighter deaths, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve was sentenced to eight years in prison on federal charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:07 GMTGetting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job ANGELES (AP) — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.SUE MANNINGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMoviesPetsEntertainmentAnimalsSnakesAnimal welfareBearsHorsesReptilesSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsPrimates, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:10 GMTStudy: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes YORK (AP) — A preliminary study done mostly in mice suggests that artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people.MALCOLM RITTERaHealthMedical researchDiabetesDiseases and conditions, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:51 GMT3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderWorcesterMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:22:32 GMTObama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.JIM KUHNHENNaGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Sep 2014 17:16:22 GMTAfter making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.JON KRAWCZYNSKIaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional footballFootballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMinnesotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:23:10 GMTBiden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he made a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders who took advantage of U.S. troops as "Shylocks."JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:25:23 GMTProsecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceIndictmentsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:28 GMTNike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.ANNE M. PETERSONfBusinessSportsSports transactionsSports sponsorshipSports businessProfessional footballFootballCrimes against childrenCrimeGeneral newsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:27:14 GMTTulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has resigned after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:13 GMTSenate: China hacked military contractor networks (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.JACK GILLUMhtGeneral newsHackingComputer crimeEspionageLegislatureMilitary legal affairsGovernment and politicsCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseProducts and servicesChinaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 16:52:38 GMTMcGinley to meet with 4 Ryder Cup players in Wales, Wales (AP) — Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.sSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventsScotlandWalesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 17 Sep 2014 16:32:27 GMTPizza Hut testing 'skinny slice' YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesWest Palm BeachToledoNorth AmericaFloridaOhio, 17 Sep 2014 16:31:25 GMTWary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels (AP) — Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsLegislatureWar and unrestMilitant groupsGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:29 GMTOregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMT