FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Sep 2014 10:28:21 -0700Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers (AP) — Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:36 GMTSri Lanka backs China's maritime 'Silk Road' plan, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInternational tradeEconomyChinaSri LankaColomboSouth AsiaMediterranean SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Sep 2014 16:46:01 GMTFrench prime minister wins confidence vote (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a vote of confidence in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided the left.ELAINE GANLEYiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 17:14:52 GMTBelgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsHealthEuthanasiaViolent crimeCrimeDeath and dyingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBelgiumBrusselsWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 17:10:08 GMTColumn: Without Scotland, not so great Britain (AP) — After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. Perhaps that helps explain why he donated money to the campaign urging voters in his native Scotland to say "No" to independence in the historic ballot this week.JOHN LEICESTERsSportsMen's sportsCoachingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesTrack cyclingMen's soccerSoccerEventsCyclingMen's cyclingUnited KingdomScotlandEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 16:59:37 GMTUN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:01 GMTResearch drones launched into Hurricane Edouard (AP) — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.JENNIFER KAYaGeneral newsNatural disastersScienceDrone aircraftAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:27:44 GMTOfficial: Suspect identified in police ambush State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:46:21 GMTJudge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment (AP) — A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:38 GMTBraves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park (AP) — The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park.PAUL NEWBERRYfBusinessSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:32:38 GMTJindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.KEN THOMASfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionEnergy industryScience policyEnergy and the environmentEconomyEnvironmental concernsPolitical partiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyClimatePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:03 GMTUPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.fBusinessHiring and recruitmentSeasonal jobsHoliday shoppingPersonnelCareersCorporate stockCorporate newsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:45:36 GMTAPNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.MARTHA MENDOZAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesPrimary and secondary educationSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsInformation technologyIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:07:31 GMTLaw enforcement official: Pennsylvania State Police have identified suspect in barracks ambush GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement official: Pennsylvania State Police have identified suspect in barracks ambush.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:24:28 GMTBrazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen, the city's archdiocese said Tuesday.iGeneral newsTheftCrimeChristianityReligionSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 16:15:51 GMTSan Francisco trying shaming for quake safety FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying shaming to make its buildings safer for shaking.aGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:06:40 GMTFlatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show "Science Friday" and host Ira Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show's reach to younger listeners.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsScienceTelevision programsEntertainmentGovernment grantsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:09:57 GMTBritish Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.JAMES BROOKSeArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelChinaUnited KingdomLondonBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 16 Sep 2014 17:05:52 GMTNew Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes CITY, N.J. (AP) — The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:07:49 GMTIraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGovernment appointments and nominationsParliamentary electionsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsCabinetsSyriaIraqBaghdadUnited StatesDamascusMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:27:57 GMTPolice get search warrant in barracks ambush probe said Tuesday they have made progress in their effort to catch the rifle-toting gunman who killed one trooper and critically wounded another outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, obtaining a search warrant connected to the late-night ambush.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:13:56 GMTNY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker was sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars for crashing a powerboat into a barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:18:12 GMTKansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot, Kan. (AP) — Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.JOHN HANNAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsJudicial appointments and nominationsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLegislationUnited StatesKansasTopekaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:38:38 GMTUS stocks turn higher at midday YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning higher at midday with energy companies leading the gains.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:11 GMTWoman who made kids drink bleach pleads insanity, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:04 GMTWest Bank settler group boasts rapid growth (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesPopulation growth and declineInternational relationsWar and unrestDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 16:27:56 GMTCBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaMusicCelebritySports mediaOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballFootball, 16 Sep 2014 16:41:55 GMTPolice resume search for missing Virginia student, Va. (AP) — Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:39 GMTTransgender teenager in confinement case escapes, Conn. (AP) — A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.aGeneral newsGender issuesCrimePrison breaksCorrectional systemsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:58:03 GMTSentencing for man with history of stabbing women PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades and has spent half his life in prison as a result may never get out again.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:26:54 GMTUS stocks inch higher at midday as Fed meets YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching higher in midday trading Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way. Investors are keeping an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that got underway Tuesday.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsPricesUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:31:08 GMTNASA announcing commercial crew winners CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:23:58 GMTOhio school bus driver killed during safety drill, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.aGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:41:26 GMTProgram that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.GEOFF MULVIHILLSEAN CARLINaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeDomestic violenceLegal proceedingsCelebrityGovernment programsCrimeSports transactionsViolenceFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSports businessCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:22:45 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 politicsReferendumsEconomyElectionsBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandEdinburghWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 17:06:39 GMTSelf-driving cars now need a permit in California ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:20:30 GMTTracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.Associated PressiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksMilitary affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaAfricaSouth AfricaSouthern Africa, 16 Sep 2014 16:50:57 GMTRacing wildfire engulfs homes in California town, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft knocked down a wildfire Tuesday that damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a small town near the Oregon border.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:11:38 GMTUN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSenegalGenevaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesAfricaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:28 GMTLegislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families — some with children — had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week alone and accused Turkey's government of doing little to stem the flow.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTurkeyCyprusSyriaMiddle EastAnkaraWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Sep 2014 16:23:31 GMTWeakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on 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 2014StormsFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Sep 2014 17:15:45 GMTTheater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 17:08:12 GMTPoverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsUnited States CensusAccess to health careCensusesRecessions and depressionsEventsHealth issuesHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDemographicsEconomyBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:16:00 GMTDempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.DONNA CASSATALOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsLegislatureArmed forcesLegislationGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqSyriaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 16 Sep 2014 16:18:25 GMTDowned wires suspend DC-to-Philly Amtrak service (AP) — Amtrak says it has suspended service from Washington to Philadelphia.wGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsTransportation, 16 Sep 2014 16:41:53 GMTMan accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field is expected to appear in a Florida court.aGeneral newsCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:07:03 GMTWest Coast could suffer from Match Play move (AP) — Some 20 years ago, there was a feeling that the PGA Tour didn't really get going until Florida.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsMen's golfWomen's sportsMasters Golf TournamentU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsUnited StatesAtlantaAugustaHawaiiGeorgiaNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:27:57 GMTSnowden documentary to premiere at NY festival YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentaries, 16 Sep 2014 16:42:14 GMTDozens of railcars derail from train in Arizona, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are cleaning up after 39 railroad cars carrying empty freight containers derailed from a Union Pacific freight train in southern Arizona amid rain.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:17:18 GMTIkea recalls swing because of breakage risk YORK (AP) — Ikea is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:03 GMT