FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 12:56:29 -0700One American released from North Korea, two remain (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimeInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGeneral newsNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangDistrict of ColumbiaRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 18:28:38 GMTGrain higher, beef and pork lower (AP) — Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:40:25 GMTFreed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official (AP) — The State Department says a prominent Vietnamese dissident has been freed and will arrive Tuesday in the United States.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:43:36 GMTJury rules against Texas company in guardrail case (AP) — A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country.fBusinessCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsTexasDallasMarshallUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:21:39 GMT'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityTony AwardsPerforming artsEventsAward shows, 21 Oct 2014 18:53:07 GMTDigging starts for stalled Seattle tunnel machine (AP) — Contractors building a new highway tunnel under downtown Seattle have started digging a 120-foot pit to rescue a stalled boring machine named Bertha.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:44 GMTCVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentProducts and servicesCorporate news, 21 Oct 2014 19:08:37 GMT'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance YORK (AP) — There's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, aka Brangelina, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda?LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 21 Oct 2014 19:24:22 GMTGary Hart named envoy to Northern Ireland (AP) — The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland.LARA JAKESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNorthern IrelandBelfastUnited StatesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:40 GMTRural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.HOPE YENaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisPersonal bankruptcyFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal financeOhioUnited StatesLas VegasNorth AmericaNevada, 21 Oct 2014 19:35:42 GMTLawyer seeks to bar terrorism reference at trial (AP) — Lawyers for a Palestinian activist from Chicago convicted for a fatal bombing in Israel urged a judge Tuesday to bar any reference to terrorism at her upcoming trial on immigration charges.ED WHITEaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsTerrorismImmigrationBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsIsraelDetroitUnited StatesMiddle EastMichiganNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:10 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestHit-and-runAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsTransportationGovernment and politicsQuebecCanadaQuebec CityNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:49:05 GMTWyoming gay couples get marriage licenses, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.BOB MOENaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsOccasionsWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:07:52 GMTHolmes interviewed for 22 hours for sanity exam, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys say the doctor who conducted a sanity evaluation on the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater interviewed him for 22 hours.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:54 GMTGiffords calls on women to highlight gun violence MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsLegislatureState legislatureViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment regulationsState governmentsIowaDes MoinesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:55:39 GMTDetroit plans to sell scrapped copper wire (AP) — The city of Detroit plans to sell 13 million pounds of copper wire from its public lighting operation.aBusinessGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:53:47 GMTOil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsCelebrityAccidents and disastersTransportationEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMusicFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:24 GMT'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsLifestyleSciencePetsForensicsSearch and rescue effortsCriminal investigationsDogsCrimeLegal proceedingsVolunteerismViolent crimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsSocial affairsCaliforniaKiribatiUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceania, 21 Oct 2014 19:15:14 GMTFormer President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.SOPHIA TAREENpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:01:15 GMTCrews tearing down home where babies' bodies found, Mass. (AP) — Onlookers cheered Tuesday as a four-man demolition crew started tearing down what some had dubbed a "House of Horrors" — the squalid Massachusetts home where the skeletal remains of three infants were found.RODRIQUE NGOWIaGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:54:33 GMTSyria's Assad exploits US war against IS (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestSuburbsTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:42:08 GMTConnecticut governor: I kept my vow not to cut aid, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, portrayed themselves Tuesday as friends to cities and towns, with Malloy reminding local leaders that he kept his promise nearly four years ago not to cut state aid in order to balance the budget.SUSAN HAIGHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessConnecticutHartfordUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:35:21 GMTStinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessTravelLifestyleSeaweedCoastlines and beachesPlantsEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:06:03 GMTKansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged from slim to none.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsCampaignsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsKansasLawrenceUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:59:54 GMTTexas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys (AP) — A Texas man has admitted to setting a backyard fire in 1986 that killed his two stepsons, ending a yearslong fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully put him behind bars.NOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsFiresCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:48:41 GMTNew Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme, N.J. (AP) — Members and associates of one of New York's legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they announced charges against 11 people.DAVID PORTERaGeneral newsRacketeeringOrganized crimeMoney launderingLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:41:56 GMTTeresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:43:26 GMTZoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's death, N.M. (AP) — The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksMarsupialsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAustraliaAlbuquerqueNew MexicoOceaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:10:22 GMTBaker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are squaring off Tuesday in a televised gubernatorial debate with just two weeks until Election Day.STEVE LeBLANCaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsCampaignsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:12:35 GMTCutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.JIM LITKEsSportsProfessional footballFootballIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:43:52 GMTReputed ex-mob boss summoned for violation hearing (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge summoned him for a parole violation hearing.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:44:00 GMT'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeDisability sportsParalympic GamesLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited KingdomSouth AfricaPretoriaLondonWestern EuropeEuropeSouthern AfricaAfricaEngland, 21 Oct 2014 19:30:47 GMTAncient Greek well yields rare wooden statue, Greece (AP) — Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.iGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 18:54:04 GMTMichelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa CITY, Iowa (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.RYAN J. FOLEYpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsCampaignsLegislatureUnited StatesIowa CityIowaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:42:25 GMTCowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.sSportsSports transactionsGays and lesbiansSports businessProfessional footballFootballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:42:48 GMTPilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday.RUSS BYNUMaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSavannahGeorgiaNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:56:02 GMTSubmarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap (AP) — The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War — and exposed a key difference.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsCold WarEventsSwedenRussiaStockholmBaltic SeaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 18:47:28 GMTNATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.MATTI HUUHTANENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaBaltic SeaFinlandEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:02 GMTHernandez on track for May trial in double killing (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:31:52 GMTIran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.NASSER KARIMISAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsReligious strifeEmbassiesTerrorismImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqUnited StatesIranSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:12:50 GMTCorrection: Pennsylvania Employees-Porn story, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, The Associated Press attributed a statement to an attorney for McCaffery, Dion Rassias. The statement was distributed by Frank Keel, who said Tuesday he wrongly attributed the comments to Rassias due to miscommunication. Keel, who described himself as an unofficial media adviser to the court, said the statement was from him.htGeneral newsState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologySex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaHarrisburgPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:40:28 GMTNixon creating group to address Ferguson issues, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will create an independent commission to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:12:21 GMT5 Jonestown victims buried in California, Calif. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have been laid to rest in Oakland, California, after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home in Delaware.aGeneral newsOaklandCaliforniaGuyanaDelawareUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 18:33:55 GMTLaw signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity' (AP) — Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims.MICHAEL R. SISAKaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeCelebritySocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politics, 21 Oct 2014 19:24:15 GMTCalifornia fire victim reunited with rescuer, Calif. (AP) — The fire victim who was seen on video being carried to safety by a Good Samaritan as flames exploded says he just froze as the fire burned his home.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:23:31 GMTNewman dodges penalty for Talladega inspection, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided not to penalize Ryan Newman for failing the post-race inspection at Talladega Superspeedway.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTalladegaCharlotteNorth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:49:12 GMTJodi Arias sentencing retrial opens in Arizona (AP) — The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial began Tuesday with lawyers alternately portraying her as a vicious killer and a hard-luck case deserving a second chance.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 19:32:00 GMTUkraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough (AP) — Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks next week.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsCrimeaRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 19:28:02 GMTParents' brawl gets teams banned from playoffs (AP) — Two Seattle-area youth football teams for players 9 and 10 years old have been banned from the playoffs — not for anything they've done wrong, but because of their parents.aGeneral newsSportsYouth sportsFootballYouth footballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:23:07 GMTCBS retained its Nielsen ratings crown last week YORK (AP) — Nielsen says football scored half of the Top 10 slots in last week's ratings.FRAZIER MOOREfBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsSports mediaTelevisionMediaProfessional footballFootball, 21 Oct 2014 19:49:05 GMT