FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 15:20:52 -0700Nebraska's Randy Gregory keeps opponents guessing, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's roster officially lists Randy Gregory as a defensive end. It might be better just to call him a playmaker.ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootball, 01 Oct 2014 20:49:15 GMTMcConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureCampaignsGovernment payGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:48:46 GMTUS stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink YORK (AP) — It was a rough start to October for financial markets.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookAir travelCommodity marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial marketsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthTravelLifestyleEuropeUnited StatesGermanyNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 21:19:50 GMTPolice made tough call with UVa student missing, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:47:08 GMTSecret Service chief quits due to security lapses (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegal proceedingsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:39:27 GMTObama dines with fundraising contest winners (AP) — President Barack Obama is breaking bread in Washington with two women who won a fundraising contest to help Democratic Senate candidates.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraising, 01 Oct 2014 21:45:49 GMT'Orange is the New Black' author talks Season 3, Mass. (AP) — The woman whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series says Season 3 "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."RODRIQUE NGOWIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsLowellUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:04:55 GMTGluten timing does not prevent celiac disease studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.MARILYNN MARCHIONEaHealthCeliac diseasePreventive careChild and teen healthDiseases and conditionsPublic health, 01 Oct 2014 21:29:25 GMTDeal reached to help disabled people in disasters YORK (AP) — Advocates and city officials on Wednesday said they've struck a deal to protect nearly 900,000 residents with disabilities during disasters.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsHealthHurricane Sandy 2012Legal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLaw and orderEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:21:12 GMTBlack Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers (AP) — The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state.CATHY BUSSEWITZfBusinessNewspapersMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNews mediaMediaHawaiiAberdeenWashingtonHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:08:28 GMTPrison for bank exec who used firm's card for wine, Maine (AP) — A former TD Bank executive who used a company credit card to buy $240,000 in Champagne and lap dances at strip clubs to ease his stress from work has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeJob stress managementWorkplace cultureCareersLifestyleStress managementSelf-improvementPortlandMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:51:31 GMTCourt blocks part of new North Carolina voting law, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.EMERY P. DALESIOMICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsVotingState legislatureState electionsJudicial electionsCabinet appointments and nominationsNational courtsLegislatureState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsCourtsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:31 GMTNot guilty plea for man in White House incident (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.PETE YOSTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational courtsGun politicsLabor issuesLaw enforcement agenciesIndictmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:08:18 GMTWambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerFIFA Women's World CupInternational soccerWomen's sportsMen's soccerLegal proceedingsProfessional soccer2014 FIFA World CupSoccerEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFIFA World CupCanadaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:29:25 GMTGuatemala ex-police on trial in 1980 embassy fire CITY (AP) — A former police officer went on trial Wednesday charged in the deaths of 37 people more than three decades ago when the Spanish Embassy burned down during this Central American nation's bloody civil conflict.SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsEmbassiesFiresLegal proceedingsLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 21:42:32 GMTArtist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall (AP) — A giant portrait of a young man's face has emerged in the landscape of the National Mall in the first such public artwork commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVisual artsArts and entertainment, 01 Oct 2014 21:12:05 GMTHagel: Military medical system 'average' (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsHealthMilitary facilitiesHealth care industryMilitary leadershipVeteransMilitary and defenseMilitary affairsIndustriesBusiness, 01 Oct 2014 21:46:23 GMTWyoming landslide stabilization to begin in 2015, Wyo. (AP) — Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide in Wyoming that tore one house in two and cut off access to dozens of other homes last spring.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:57:36 GMTUS appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant.MARYCLAIRE DALEhtGeneral newsTechnologyGlobal positioning systemsNational courtsTheftCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:58:45 GMTWhy the bond market is more fragile than you think YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisDebt and bond marketsGovernment programsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal investingPersonal financeEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:15 GMTMexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop-sided confrontation remain.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestMilitary legal affairsPolitical corruptionCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:02 GMTMan cleared in Taliban terror case suing US (AP) — Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realize the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver and service technician, and operated a limousine company. He was an avid cricket player. Then he stepped up to a California computer industry job in 2011 that promised a good living.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsTerrorismNational courtsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegal proceedingsWar and unrestNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPakistanMiamiUnited StatesFloridaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:24:09 GMT'Vultures' hover over Argentina -US relations AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Relations between Argentina and the United States have sunk so low the South American nation's president is blaming the Obama administration for her country's debt crisis and suggesting Washington might even want to have her killed.ALMUDENA CALATRAVALUIS ANDRES HENAOiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeArgentinaBuenos AiresUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:04:10 GMT3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanCanadaUnited StatesBataviaNew YorkMassachusettsCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:35:27 GMTCavaliers fans welcome back LeBron (AP) — Long lines wrapped around Quicken Loans Arena as Cavaliers fans eagerly waited to welcome back LeBron James.TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:11:14 GMTPolice: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsCelebrityMen's sportsSwimmingArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAquaticsMen's aquaticsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:46:10 GMTOregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:56 GMTEbola worries could keep some Dallas students home (AP) — The announcement that five Dallas schoolchildren were possibly exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has some nervous parents planning to keep their kids home.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:25:31 GMTBofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately.fBusinessFinancial crisisCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelEconomyFinancial marketsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:52:18 GMTACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislatureAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:19:21 GMTMusical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway YORK (AP) — The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — "Doctor Zhivago."MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literaturePerforming artsEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 21:58:22 GMTJudge: City must pay creditors and pension fund, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the city of Stockton must follow U.S. bankruptcy laws and pay its creditors as well as its pension fund.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment payNational courtsRecessions and depressionsCivil serviceEconomyCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeNational governmentsStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:19:16 GMTUS OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi (AP) — The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world.MATTHEW LEEwBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:52:47 GMTUS sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestGeneral newsInternational relationsIsraelJerusalemPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripIranNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:36:55 GMTEx-madam who ran against Spitzer gets prison term YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical resignationsArrestsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:05:20 GMTGuilty plea expected in Miami Heat fraud case, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself is expected to plead guilty, according to his attorney and court documents filed Wednesday.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsTax evasionLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:03:31 GMTFor Secret Service, bad story kept getting worse first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:07 GMTJudge issues gag order in case of 5 slain SC kids, S.C. (AP) — A judge has issued an order for all sides to keep quiet about information in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:10:23 GMTConviction upheld in reverse racism murder case YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsAfrican-AmericansCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:49:31 GMTRecords: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday.ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsWar and unrestBlockadesCubaUnited StatesSouthern AfricaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastCaribbeanNorth AmericaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 21:35:52 GMTCuba says it's likely to increase money supply (AP) — The planned elimination of Cuba's unusual dual-currency system will likely mean printing more of the single currency that remains, the country's central bank chief said in a report published Wednesday.ANDREA RODRIGUEZMICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:33 GMTMidseason firings are a tricky choice for schools recent history is any indication, Kansas won't be the only school to fire its football coach before the end of the regular season.JOHN MARSHALLSTEVE MEGARGEEsSportsSchool athleticsCoachingCollege footballEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsFootballBowling GreenArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:46:11 GMTJudge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund, Calif. (AP) — Judge: Stockton, California, must follow bankruptcy laws, pay creditors and pension fund.aBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesPersonnelCaliforniaStocktonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:32:08 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election (AP) — It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle.JENNIFER AGIESTAfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansMid-term electionsPolitical partiesTerrorismEconomyImmigrationSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWar and unrestGeneral newsSocial issuesMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:14:11 GMTFormer President Carter celebrates 90th birthday (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:44:23 GMTVermont's Bag Balm ointment goes corporate, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's locally produced, quirkily used Bag Balm ointment long ago moved beyond the bovine, but now it's going corporate.LISA RATHKEaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:01:07 GMTTony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP YORK (AP) — Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 01 Oct 2014 20:55:25 GMTCanada identifies long lost British explorer ship (AP) — Experts identified a shipwreck uncovered last month in the Artic as the HMS Erebus, the ship British Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin was likely sailing on when it vanished along with another vessel 170 years ago, Canada's prime minister announced Wednesday.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCanadaArcticTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 01 Oct 2014 20:52:30 GMTPrison escape plan cited in fatal Vegas crash case VEGAS (AP) — An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPrison breaksCrimeAccidentsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:12:07 GMT911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Mart, Ohio (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the interview released by the state.KANTELE FRANKOaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:13:32 GMT