FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:38:56 -07005 college football players charged in assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93a4adbd93fb435c8fa70ec6d475fcf3CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93a4adbd93fb435c8fa70ec6d475fcf3Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:56 GMTAfter 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6681db79ee294813aca2be0056e9e91bTOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6681db79ee294813aca2be0056e9e91bFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:13:44 GMTATP tournament in Duesseldorf cut from schedulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27dee23dbe8044fca0d854e3e3ccac87DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.sSportsTennisGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27dee23dbe8044fca0d854e3e3ccac87Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:33 GMTUS consumer spending down 0.2 percent in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28488be664b042d4b85cfde31edfd288WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28488be664b042d4b85cfde31edfd288Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:43 GMTUS, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b23c78a473a452c9953a4d5a55e0abeNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and across the globe rose sharply Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a new stimulus package to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to reach its highest level since 2007.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b23c78a473a452c9953a4d5a55e0abeFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:13:41 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d440a06a05498280171449eaea08f0UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador, who has just returned from a visit to the countries worst-affected by Ebola, says she is self-monitoring for the virus and that federal guidelines are sufficient.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d440a06a05498280171449eaea08f0Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:36 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and coolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33105664773f45c5927bdcb85dc30f35TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33105664773f45c5927bdcb85dc30f35Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:48 GMTRemains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/167f2bfd13c04de5b8029ab67ea64068AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/167f2bfd13c04de5b8029ab67ea64068Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:04 GMTNY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e81ccf2d4f4cfba3a3f3337fad5f1dNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Miami man in a 1986 killing because the defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e81ccf2d4f4cfba3a3f3337fad5f1dFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:06 GMTTurkish president questions focus on Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bee03db07624503b6fb67d263e8410aPARIS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyFranceSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bee03db07624503b6fb67d263e8410aFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:31 GMTWal-Mart ups ante on holiday shoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fd1f985ac9948ad941d0f90e413c41dNEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingFinancial performanceCorporate newsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fd1f985ac9948ad941d0f90e413c41dFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:20 GMTNissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bagshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd2bbaebd66493f941f232aea5f79a0DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbd2bbaebd66493f941f232aea5f79a0Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:09 GMTSon to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d49ad78c3184370ad97166c253285b4NEW YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer."MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d49ad78c3184370ad97166c253285b4Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:03 GMTZambia's acting president appeals for calmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68219d68b94a4eaa9e5eda69dc808a64LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesNational electionsElectionsZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68219d68b94a4eaa9e5eda69dc808a64Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:38 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7faf169db1014413bd860e9bb0138bfaCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7faf169db1014413bd860e9bb0138bfaFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:19:34 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorcahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79f2b92cd7c04e1cb4baa97254d23495MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79f2b92cd7c04e1cb4baa97254d23495Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:25 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2091676f6f5942638e179c5da377954eBAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2091676f6f5942638e179c5da377954eFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:43 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e6c13cd24fd40798feadce213b46bd1CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer has died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e6c13cd24fd40798feadce213b46bd1Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:16 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3452a8a04b745e3940bf95a56b04ab0PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3452a8a04b745e3940bf95a56b04ab0Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:12 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c5328ae9e74cd5bc3df1e61f5b0a69KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c5328ae9e74cd5bc3df1e61f5b0a69Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:17 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluatedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b41e668df047a3abce0ef2947baa7dFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b41e668df047a3abce0ef2947baa7dFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMTAuthor of Bin Laden book is under criminal probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088e50284c014541ba8555e6b7455b80WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsClassified informationLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defensePolitical issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088e50284c014541ba8555e6b7455b80Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMTFire causes evacuation of French state radiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d25cd1d4b82b4574a55209144909e1b5PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d25cd1d4b82b4574a55209144909e1b5Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:36 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt endshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625d6bd3d6fd40c0ae4f1ea46e04b23eCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.aGeneral newsCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625d6bd3d6fd40c0ae4f1ea46e04b23eFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:27 GMTMaine asks court to isolate quarantined nursehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4315633dc0a4a6091d28c6c1071db9fFORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4315633dc0a4a6091d28c6c1071db9fFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:19 GMTUganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d6af9bd8894ac388840592250822faKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyUgandaNorth KoreaKampalaEast AfricaAfricaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36d6af9bd8894ac388840592250822faFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:47 GMTImage of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb3bc0db189495ab1312e676e632613In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eb3bc0db189495ab1312e676e632613Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:31:06 GMTMelissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f3f3c25ad9e4d2c9a5697e282e3c3a4NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time she had to ad-lib with co-star Andy Samberg.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f3f3c25ad9e4d2c9a5697e282e3c3a4Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:08:59 GMTNorth Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e0cc4d33b44f928f98591e56ad8c56BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsTravel agentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMedia and entertainment industryGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e0cc4d33b44f928f98591e56ad8c56Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4109f3e858464634bb3b9634bfa52f5fPETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.TED WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsCampaignsLegislatureLocal governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4109f3e858464634bb3b9634bfa52f5fFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:52 GMTMuseum officially purchases Rosie's old planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f240af79c2406d8d8b52af3688eba6YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERtTravelLifestyleProduction facilitiesMuseumsCorporate newsBusinessRecreation and leisureLeisure travelMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f240af79c2406d8d8b52af3688eba6Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:30 GMTUK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bondshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19974a3756d043e08c6a2c40494422ebLONDON (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.iBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19974a3756d043e08c6a2c40494422ebFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:44 GMTObama urges Snyder's defeat despite common groundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5566a28298940e3a95be73f7c4eb201LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies.DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsMunicipal governmentsVotingNational electionsEventsLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMichiganDetroitCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5566a28298940e3a95be73f7c4eb201Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMTCourt order temporarily restricts nurse's movementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51a2285069864630b92dd2002eb18ebaFORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51a2285069864630b92dd2002eb18ebaFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:13:25 GMTEmbattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff98c417630a4a21b0f62a4e59d38d6eFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.aGeneral newsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff98c417630a4a21b0f62a4e59d38d6eFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:09:26 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0630dedf899f4402b54426079a02a7f5MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0630dedf899f4402b54426079a02a7f5Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:32:14 GMTExxon defies low oil price with refining strengthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/533cfb7df6de42aab8d833f3ddda9100NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/533cfb7df6de42aab8d833f3ddda9100Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:37 GMTBurkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 dayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93645ff299645a2924414bac948a84fOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoAfricaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93645ff299645a2924414bac948a84fFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:49 GMTTaylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassadorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf32d70e05194e2d98442fdbb0792f16NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleMusicInternational relationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsBronxNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf32d70e05194e2d98442fdbb0792f16Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:47 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc92657ffb64c0e91f4a248c7b0b9aaSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc92657ffb64c0e91f4a248c7b0b9aaFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:45 GMTThai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionairehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a92093dcf16543b8a4fd5e373a31a759BANGKOK (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.iGeneral newsCoups d'etatCabinetsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsArmed forcesWar and unrestPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a92093dcf16543b8a4fd5e373a31a759Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:56 GMTNew search may locate grave of Spanish poet Lorcahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ef4509df1e544d1990c439fc54b5bf6MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.iGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ef4509df1e544d1990c439fc54b5bf6Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:43 GMTUS consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c2bb4cf03994eba8c9b7666b195dbc6WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c2bb4cf03994eba8c9b7666b195dbc6Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:52 GMTColossal crowds expected to crush Giants paradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f006624d3c284bebbff7ac7aab2db977SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsViolent crimeCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f006624d3c284bebbff7ac7aab2db977Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:11 GMTPeshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eccb2b9c55364aa29360bf48d3f438b6SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eccb2b9c55364aa29360bf48d3f438b6Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:52:03 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9e3a3e0156844aa90dfd10895ddfb5eCAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9e3a3e0156844aa90dfd10895ddfb5eFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:53 GMTRussia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine payshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56ffd303d39f4a3881f75dfb6e9f0a8fMOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56ffd303d39f4a3881f75dfb6e9f0a8fFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:02 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52058f977ee84ba79d0c7f850b5b3591DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52058f977ee84ba79d0c7f850b5b3591Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:48 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e6d631a0aed468ea86a31f69a23d044FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e6d631a0aed468ea86a31f69a23d044Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:50 GMTReview: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f400dcabbbcd4ae0bbd6d2c262a4f2acSince his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f400dcabbbcd4ae0bbd6d2c262a4f2acFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:38:50 GMT