FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 12:14:50 -0700Palin backs independent candidate for governor, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.MARK THIESSENpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:24 GMTWVU expels 3 students for post-game misconduct, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it has expelled three students in what police called riots following the Mountaineers' win over Baylor.aGeneral newsSportsRiotsCollege footballPolitical and civil unrestEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationCollege sportsFootballMorgantownWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:39:59 GMTLebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees (AP) — Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastLebanon, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:21 GMTFeds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares.SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAnimalsHorsesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMammalsNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:20 GMTUS stocks jump following strong corporate earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in afternoon trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.STEVE ROTHWELLYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:50:14 GMTNavajo high court orders election postponed, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the nation's largest Indian reservation on Thursday ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegislationNational electionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:47 GMTHillary Clinton stumps for Gov. Cuomo in New York YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the stretch run of his re-election campaign with help Thursday from a boldfaced name who threatened to overshadow him on stage: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.BY JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:30:31 GMTStone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes YORK (AP) — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.MALCOLM RITTERaScienceMountainsEnvironment and natureNew YorkPeruUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 18:05:55 GMT4 more workers allege racial bias at Daimler plant, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has expanded its investigation into discrimination at the Portland truck-making plant of German automotive giant Daimler AG after four more employees came forward with allegations of racial harassment.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorporate newsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:53 GMTRand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label YORK (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might."STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:09:50 GMTBerlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unions (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:05 GMTChampionship window might be closing for Thunder CITY (AP) — The future looks bright for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's unclear how long it will stay that way.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsSports transactionsSports businessOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:27:08 GMTEx-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.DAVID CRARYJENNIFER PELTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:45 GMTVideo shows bikers taunting California officer, Calif. (AP) — Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway.aGeneral newsMilpitasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:36:36 GMTTitans' Lewan expected to avoid assault case trial ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:03:46 GMT'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentOutsourcingLegislaturePersonnelBusinessCorporate newsNewnanGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:12 GMTOptimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping YORK (AP) — Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals?ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessPersonal financeToysHoliday shoppingRecreation and leisureLifestyleShoppingHolidaysOccasions, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:30 GMTQuestions raised by UNC-Chapel Hill bogus courses, N.C. (AP) — A report detailing the academic and athletic scandal that has lingered over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raises a number of questions about what's next for the university and its athletics programs. Here's a look at some of the questions raised and what will happen next.EMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationSchool athleticsCollege sportsSchool administrationSports governanceFootballEducationSocial affairsCollege footballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesRaleighNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:13 GMTEric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Oct 2014 18:16:27 GMTCassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:52:57 GMTStocks surge as US companies report higher profits YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in afternoon trading, driven by big profit gains from U.S. companies.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:31 GMT3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansNational courtsCouplesState governmentsMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsUnited StatesSouth CarolinaKansasNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:07:54 GMTNew Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleVisual artsArt museumsSculptureCultural preservationPublic artMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelCulturesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:28 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam, according to court filings released Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:51 GMTAP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister says he hopes negotiations could resolve the standoff in Tripoli, where Islamist militias have taken over the capital and forced out elected lawmakers.ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:36 GMTParty committees spending $3M each day on House (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost $3.4 million every day — according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsUnited States General ElectionPolitical partiesCampaignsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral elections, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:54 GMTBurns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMediaMovies, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:22 GMTNY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:51:59 GMTOfficials from Albania, Kosovo visit rival Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, describing the visit as a historic event.iGeneral newsInternational relationsKosovo WarGovernment and politicsYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestSerbiaAlbaniaBelgradeKosovoEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:14 GMTGuantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards (AP) — The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.aGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:46 GMTUS journalist returns home after Ebola recovery, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.aGeneral newsJournalistsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNews mediaMediaProvidenceRhode IslandLiberiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 18:28:41 GMTRetrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.ULA ILNYTZKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt galleriesVisual artsMuseumsSculptureRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:22 GMTNew Jersey files defense of sports betting effort, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingGamblingGovernment regulationsNational courtsCourtsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSports businessRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsNational governmentsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:51 GMTNavajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsEvents, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:03 GMTAP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:04 GMTFederer beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd round, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:02 GMTEbola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.SETH BORENSTEINwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceDiseases and conditionsEnvironmental healthCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentInfectious diseasesPublic healthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:09:24 GMTDow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump YORK (AP) — Dow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 18:33:32 GMTNew mass grave evidence at Mladic trial (AP) — U.N. judges have ruled prosecutors may present evidence from a recently discovered mass grave against former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — a decision that will further delay a verdict at his war crimes trial.iGeneral newsWar crimesGenocidesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrest, 23 Oct 2014 18:45:39 GMTCompton among early leaders at Sea Island SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65. He was among three players tied for the early lead Thursday in the McGladrey Classic.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:53:39 GMTCanada remembers soldier killed in attack (AP) — Canadians on Thursday mourned the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the country's Tomb of the Unknown soldier.CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:57:01 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the gunman who carried out the deadly attack on Canada's seat of government said Thursday that she is crying for the victims of the shooting rampage, not her son.JENNIFER PELTZROB GILLIESRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:34:37 GMT911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash, Del. (AP) — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsTransportationFiresAccidents and disastersDelawareDoverPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Oct 2014 18:54:28 GMTBurrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestFort CollinsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:57:23 GMTRaonic beats Young to reach Swiss Indoors quarters, Switzerland (AP) — Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada hit 22 aces, including on match point, to beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 17:38:05 GMTTech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndiaUnited StatesCaliforniaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:46:58 GMTArgentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina began offering a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion on Thursday, at a time when the government is desperately looking for fresh sources of financing.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:35 GMTSouth Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsIndictmentsAnimalsRhinocerosLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeMammalsMontgomeryAfricaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:33 GMTPentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive (AP) — The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseIraqMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:42 GMTDriver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy ANGELES (AP) — The driver of an ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:25 GMT