FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2014 15:49:56 -0700Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.TOM RAUMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsVotingCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:19 GMTProsecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:11:51 GMTBill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate's most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsVotingLegislatureLegislationUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:20:57 GMTJudge drops felonies against ex-prep football star (AP) — A Detroit judge has dismissed felony charges against a one-time prep football star accused of assaulting his girlfriend after he was released from jail for body-slamming a security officer in his school.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballLegal proceedingsHigh school sportsCelebrityCrimeFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:26:47 GMTMillions in Social Security for expelled Nazis, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.DAVID RISINGRANDY HERSCHAFTRICHARD LARDNERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe MoonThe HolocaustGovernment pensions and social securityWorld War IINazismCriminal investigationsWar crimesImmigration policyLegislationLegislatureLaw and orderDiplomacyImmigrationOpen governmentObituariesNational courtsViolent crimeCrimeAstronomyScienceEventsGovernment business and financeBusinessLegal proceedingsWar and unrestGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAustriaUnited StatesCroatiaGermanyPolandWarsawEuropeWashingtonMontanaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMTFormer Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies, Australia (AP) — Australia's 21st Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed from office in a constitutional crisis in 1975, has died. He was 98 years old.iGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsAustraliaOceania, 20 Oct 2014 22:13:37 GMTH.W. Bush objects to Nunn ad in Ga. Senate race (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who's asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:36:31 GMTGOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsState governmentsElectionsLegislatureLegislationPolitical parties2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsGovernment-funded health insuranceFilibustersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment programsDistrict of ColumbiaOhioUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:39:03 GMTPro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting, N.J. (AP) — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports bettingCollege sportsGambling laws and regulationsSports governanceLegislationLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSports businessGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:46:11 GMTEbola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas (AP) — The woman who checked Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's vitals before calling him an ambulance beamed with pride Monday as she sent her children off to school for the first time in three weeks, with clearance from health officials tucked into their backpacks.EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:28:28 GMTParents of duct-taped boy don't want charges (AP) — The parents of an autistic high school soccer player who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank earlier this month don't want charges filed against two students involved if they apologize and do community service, the parents' lawyer said Monday after he and his clients met with local officials.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsSportsPrimary and secondary educationSoccerEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issues, 20 Oct 2014 22:21:17 GMTNot so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:05:19 GMTReport on whistleblower is inconclusive, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation.NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaBusinessGeneral newsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:59:37 GMTStiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed ANGELES (AP) — A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.LINDA DEUTSCHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:19 GMTRest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.BEN WALKERsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:21:09 GMTFormer state GOP chair, lawmaker Slade dead at 78, Fla. (AP) — Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureObituariesLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:25:28 GMT3-year-old NYC girl's beating death ruled homicide YORK (AP) — A medical examiner says a 3-year-old New York City girl who police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather died of blunt impact injuries to her head and torso.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:18 GMTUS agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed (AP) — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsViolent crimeCrimeUnited StatesOrlandoFloridaCaribbeanNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 22:11:31 GMTMan in shooting spree says officers are bad shots, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship, according to papers filed in court.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:08:22 GMTUS regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustries, 20 Oct 2014 21:07:07 GMTObama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesCubaWest AfricaLiberiaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 21:11:32 GMTPolice: Indiana suspect hints at more killings, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.TOM COYNEMICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeGaryIndianaTexasAustinIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:42:32 GMTConvicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsOdditiesCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:40:40 GMTAbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:39 GMTUnless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins, Va. (AP) — If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballVirginiaDallasUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 20 Oct 2014 21:35:06 GMTNunn debuts another Bush ad in Georgia Senate race (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who has asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state's open Senate seat.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:11:50 GMTMan charged with killing Saudi college student FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A Long Beach man was charged Monday with killing a Saudi Arabian college student whose body was found along a Southern California desert freeway, nearly 150 miles from his home.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:31 GMTUS airlines raise base fares on domestic flights (AP) — U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAir travelTravelLifestyleBudget travel, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:16 GMTUPS increases some shipping rates by 4.9 percent (AP) — UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:05:14 GMTEbola patient released from Atlanta hospital (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday.MIKE STOBBEaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaUnited StatesSierra LeoneLiberiaGeorgiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 21:57:39 GMTRabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera YORK (AP) — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentJudaismGovernment and politicsPerforming artsReligionSocial affairsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:55:45 GMTGarrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballSports businessFootballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:03 GMTNo additional prison for man in forced labor case (AP) — A judge on Monday declined to keep a former African tennis pro in prison after an appeals court threw out the most serious conviction in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor at his Michigan home.ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeForced laborLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesTogoNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:30 GMTTravel magazine rates Charleston No. 2 in world, S.C. (AP) — Charleston has been ranked the No. 2 travel destination in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine - second only to Florence, Italy.tTravelLifestyleTravel publicationsLeisure travelCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:42:42 GMTMcIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessDubaiDublinUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 21:59:45 GMTSearch shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSearch and rescue effortsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrime, 20 Oct 2014 21:56:06 GMTOklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.aGeneral newsAthlete injuriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAthlete healthSportsKansasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:16:19 GMTMexico offers reward for info on missing students CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsCrimeGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 21:42:04 GMTAP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.tTravelLifestyleAutomobilesCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 21:35:13 GMTIf no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksMedical researchEpidemicsAir travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthTravelLifestyleWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:37:02 GMTIkea makes push for growth YORK (AP) — Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLifestyleHome and gardenOnline shoppingRecessions and depressionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesShoppingEconomyEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:35:55 GMTRates rise at weekly US Treasury auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills reaching their highest level since July.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 20 Oct 2014 21:31:10 GMTEbola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:04:33 GMTPanama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption CITY (AP) — A Supreme Court justice close to former President Ricardo Martinelli has been suspended over charges of corruption.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 22:19:22 GMTDriver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers, Quebec (AP) — Police shot and killed a man after two members of the Canadian military were struck by the motorist in a parking lot near Montreal, Quebec provincial police said Monday.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecMontrealNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:40 GMTYearwood, Santana to perform at World Series YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMusicEntertainmentMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:43:34 GMTNews Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals (AP) — Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureCampaignsPolitical partiesUnited States General ElectionPolitical organizationsEventsGeneral electionsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:16:21 GMTSmithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMuseumsPolitical fundraisingScienceInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 20 Oct 2014 21:39:09 GMT5.6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia line, Ecuador (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.GONZALO SOLANOiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEcuadorColombiaQuitoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:31 GMTLa. health dept. seeks end to billing rape victims ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health department said Monday, announcing a proposal that would have a state victims' assistance board finance the exams.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsHealthViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:15:07 GMT