FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 06:06:11 -0700Stocks subdued after business surveys (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday after a survey showed China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months and a separate report suggested some improvement in Europe's business activity.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsManufacturing sector performanceFinancial marketsStock marketsEuropeJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 11:58:46 GMTSwiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging (AP) — A leading Swiss supermarket chain is apologizing for what it calls an "unforgivable blunder": distributing mini-containers of coffee cream bearing portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:32:33 GMTCheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off (AP) — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:22:09 GMTSerbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has officially protested the International Olympic Committee's decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo.sSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceEventsSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:12 GMTUS jobless aid applications rise to 283,000 (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:50:16 GMTActivists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500 (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 11:44:27 GMTWhite House fence jumper charged with assault (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsExtortion and threatsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMTEurozone survey rise does not ease recession fears (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism in European markets amid ongoing worries over the state of the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsEuropeUnited KingdomGermanyFranceWestern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:34 GMTThreat to break isolation in Liberia over food, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHCLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaLiberiaAfricaSierra LeoneRwandaGuineaEast Africa, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:09 GMT'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates, N.H. (AP) — A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs.aOdditiesNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:42:28 GMTOlesen, Wade share lead at Perth International, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaScotlandEnglandOceaniaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 11:23:35 GMTNorth Korea steps up Ebola measures, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsTravelLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:57 GMT3M 3rd-quarter net income up 6 percent PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Diversified manufacturer 3M's third-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher revenue across all divisions.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:33 GMTBrazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.BRAD BROOKSiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsPricesBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:43 GMTRights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes, Philippines (AP) — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually abused by their employers but are often trapped in slave-like conditions because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:36 GMTAmerican Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations WORTH, Texas (AP) — FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:27:07 GMTCaterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's belt tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year.fBusinessEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:54:01 GMTSting and his 'The Last Ship' star go home YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting's musical "The Last Ship" have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness.MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNewcastleBelfastEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorthern Ireland, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:53 GMTCanadian police now concede there is just 1 gunman in Ottawa attack, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police now concede there is just 1 gunman in Ottawa attack.iGeneral newsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low.wBusinessGeneral news, 23 Oct 2014 12:31:02 GMTGuitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:57:02 GMTBotswana's ruling party favored in elections, Botswana (AP) — The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation.SELLO MOTSETAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsBotswanaGaboroneMalawiSouthern AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:03 GMTNK experts: US must apologize to free detainees, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMTTax settlement boosts Comcast 3rd-quarter results YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.fBusinessCable televisionTelevisionMediaProducts and servicesCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 11:05:39 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental policyEconomyClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPolandEuropeWarsawEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:46 GMTNorth Korea steps up effort to prevent Ebola entry, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsTravelLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:25 GMTGM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.TOM KRISHERfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:49 GMTSouthwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percent (AP) — More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump this winter.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 12:01:20 GMTDanes summon Turkish diplomat over freed suspect, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has summoned Turkey's ambassador over the disappearance of a man suspected of attempted murder who was arrested in Istanbul at Denmark's request.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTurkeyDenmarkMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:03 GMTCanada attack stirs terror fears, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMTEU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit (AP) — The European Union has contributed another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to the fight against Ebola, as the bloc's leaders try to close in on a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.iGeneral newsHealthSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:44 GMTWould football be richer without small clubs?, Germany (AP) — From a corner office of Freiburg's homely stadium, club chairman Fritz Keller gazes over one of the loveliest views in football. Autumn's reds, browns and golds streak the surrounding Black Forest. Buzzards wheel in the air above.JOHN LEICESTERiGeneral newsSportsPrimary and secondary educationProfessional soccerUEFA Champions LeagueEducationSocial affairsSoccerEventsMen's soccerMen's sportsInternational soccerDortmundGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:29:57 GMTReview: Another black comic blast of 'Borderlands' dozens of other video games, "Borderlands" is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But "Borderlands" has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that's a welcome relief from the gung-ho war-is-hell cliches of competitors like "Call of Duty" and "Halo."LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 23 Oct 2014 11:59:30 GMTAlbania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAlbaniaSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:03 GMTExclusive election body at heart of HK protests KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.JACK CHANGKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsLocal electionsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMTConfusion over future of Caterham F1 team (AP) — Confusion surrounds the future of struggling Formula One team Caterham amid a legal dispute between the old and new owners ahead of next week's United States Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:40 GMTSam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs YORK (AP) — Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAmerican Music AwardsCelebrityAward showsEvents, 23 Oct 2014 12:23:42 GMTZuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.DIDI TANGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaBloggingOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 12:08:55 GMTDancing priests become Internet sensation (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.TRICIA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:04 GMTHospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.MARTHA MENDOZAMATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsHealthEmergency careHigher educationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:26 GMTMaine man's ashes being launched into space, Maine (AP) — The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.aGeneral newsSpace launchesMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:02 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has told The Associated Press she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOntarioOttawaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:35 GMTCanada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMTSeparatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:45 GMTCyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies, Cyprus (AP) — The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCyprusLebanonWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:24 GMTNew trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMTChina's ruling party pushes for better judiciary (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMTWilliams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals (AP) — Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 12:55:06 GMTAP NewsAlert, Ontario (AP) — Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOntarioNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:34 GMTKvitova beats Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at WTA Finals (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, further eroding the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:37 GMT