FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:27:40 -0700US stocks rise in early trading on earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fe24cf43d6147ce9cdf870d3035e2d3NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday in early trading, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.STEVE ROTHWELLYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fe24cf43d6147ce9cdf870d3035e2d3Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:55:01 GMTChina punishes 17 officials for village clashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fae143f3d714e0dbf95841244f97a93BEIJING (AP) — Local authorities have punished 17 officials in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead, state media reported Thursday.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fae143f3d714e0dbf95841244f97a93Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:25 GMTCheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0c931fa971b4149b6903c72699a19c2CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.fBusinessCorporate stockIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0c931fa971b4149b6903c72699a19c2Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:57:04 GMTPatients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/762811b19e884b9eb37347f800de1c96DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.NOMAAN MERCHANTaBusinessGeneral newsHealthCustomer statisticsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesCorporate newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/762811b19e884b9eb37347f800de1c96Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:50 GMTUS: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil saleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4638627423884798b41be9d13831a5b1WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsSyriaIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4638627423884798b41be9d13831a5b1Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:04:49 GMTActivists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c941eec660405b9ba7ce43228a9a9aMURSITPINAR, Turkey (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.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1c941eec660405b9ba7ce43228a9a9aThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:03 GMTUS jobless aid applications rise to 283,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/271b6dad45f34970b1776d90035f14d2WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/271b6dad45f34970b1776d90035f14d2Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:31 GMTThreat to break isolation in Liberia over foodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8c6eb1828794c8798454379868499d7MONROVIA, 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 newsHealthHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaRwandaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8c6eb1828794c8798454379868499d7Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:06 GMTColumnist George Will's Ohio lecture draws protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89538545b776459c860e136430e3428dOXFORD, Ohio (AP) — An appearance by columnist George F. Will has drawn protests on a southwest Ohio campus over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsHamiltonOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89538545b776459c860e136430e3428dThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:42:02 GMTLebanon reports first suspected case of Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99f1810bf5456c89cb83926a67a864BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsBeirutLebanonWest AfricaMiddle EastAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99f1810bf5456c89cb83926a67a864Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:13:24 GMTGirls' journey renews fears of terror recruitinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f67ca237839a4c2b8198b4f65b46e5e7DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesColoradoDenverGermanySyriaMinneapolisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastMinnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f67ca237839a4c2b8198b4f65b46e5e7Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT3M 3rd-quarter net income up 6 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/831c84e49ce94732aa689d271b102833ST. 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/831c84e49ce94732aa689d271b102833Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:18 GMTGauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b2216659fb24fb881105d1b044587daWASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b2216659fb24fb881105d1b044587daThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:16:52 GMTAP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3198897ed99f49e68db08f38ba015cedMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical imprisonmentPolitical approval ratingsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesPublic opinionSocial affairsCrimeaMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3198897ed99f49e68db08f38ba015cedThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:40:03 GMT'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/479bf3dc95454efea22b2d3a5025020cWASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureVisual artsMusicPerforming artsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/479bf3dc95454efea22b2d3a5025020cThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:28:44 GMTCaterpillar beats Street 3Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9823d30ab9e944359b45b5d7fab9caeaPEORIA, 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 newsLeading economic indicatorsPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9823d30ab9e944359b45b5d7fab9caeaThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:17:34 GMTHeads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34f3be7f5445457c900ce7fe7820f7a1LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.iGeneral newsOdditiesMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal electionsElectionsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34f3be7f5445457c900ce7fe7820f7a1Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:25 GMTCourt: NY woman can keep $10K ring from ex-beauhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/116ac1cbf88f45b590225033d8bcb986MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/116ac1cbf88f45b590225033d8bcb986Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:11 GMTJohnson still a doubt for Lions game in Londonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67d44e90bd994a0485a0ff12e4abe216BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.CHRIS LEHOURITESsSportsProfessional footballFootballLondonEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67d44e90bd994a0485a0ff12e4abe216Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:22 GMTBrazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b439c3adc1bd462b98006a0360ac5d96NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million.fBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b439c3adc1bd462b98006a0360ac5d96Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:07 GMTMan leads police to pregnant girlfriend's bodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bff3754898f48a493c5d2b38b48f19dCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later, authorities said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bff3754898f48a493c5d2b38b48f19dThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:53:56 GMTNK experts: US must apologize to free detaineeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be5d6037b55d4f1b946736c0937bc3d2PYONGYANG, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be5d6037b55d4f1b946736c0937bc3d2Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:38 GMTDelta planes clip wings at Minnesota airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/007526ed8c7148469bb491f24f08a7e6MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say two Delta Air Lines planes clipped wings while they were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/007526ed8c7148469bb491f24f08a7e6Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:23:16 GMTIggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79ffedff5a884fd083822e9aa8bd279fNEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film "Gone Girl" are nominees for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMusicCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79ffedff5a884fd083822e9aa8bd279fThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:02 GMTThe Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artfulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0041d03264854b45b4ceb74fa41b00faKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.BEN WALKERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0041d03264854b45b4ceb74fa41b00faThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:32 GMTThursday's Time Schedulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c1c03368f04ef593addd5ece468ed3San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m.The Associated PresssCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNFL footballProfessional footballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c1c03368f04ef593addd5ece468ed3Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:28:53 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/650ad341ba714e34b3a0ae166a0667e3WARSAW, 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/650ad341ba714e34b3a0ae166a0667e3Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:46 GMTSerena receives Tarpischev apologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc5e71f721b741a1913493059f3fa985SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc5e71f721b741a1913493059f3fa985Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:57:18 GMTProsecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill familyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f846cda9034d46ce901fb3732e5f8f43PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 15-year-old Michigan girl stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f846cda9034d46ce901fb3732e5f8f43Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:41:23 GMTCorporate earnings gains drive US stock higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6740505918e24738b2fa47536905b91aNEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from General Motors, 3M and other big companies are driving stocks sharply higher in early trading.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6740505918e24738b2fa47536905b91aThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:40:12 GMTNY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royaltieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f210f0b129a0445f933b6b789f6e3a5bALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has refused to reinstate the lawsuit by Duke Ellington's heirs against music publisher EMI.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f210f0b129a0445f933b6b789f6e3a5bThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:39:51 GMTFor teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamlesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40b7df9c31449038226d8dd9b59e776PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsParentingPassports and visasRelationshipsLifestyleTravelLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsMarseilleFranceSyriaGermanyIstanbulDenverWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastTurkeyColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40b7df9c31449038226d8dd9b59e776Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:00 GMTSouthwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82e699d534b1490ea484a1c1789d1120DALLAS (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 newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82e699d534b1490ea484a1c1789d1120Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:16 GMTEU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc8890bddf93483ebecab023b99e599cBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsHealthSummitsMedical researchInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsEuropeLiberiaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc8890bddf93483ebecab023b99e599cThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:53:41 GMTAlabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ae257a9d8b240a3b91a7714a176e527BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCircumcisionMen's healthLaw and orderHealthBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ae257a9d8b240a3b91a7714a176e527Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:51:30 GMTAlbania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55b92cacdf8444a79024912aa2300da6BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Kosovo foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Enver Hoxhaj described the visit as a historic event and a sign of improving ties.iGeneral newsInternational relationsKosovo WarGovernment and politicsYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestAlbaniaBelgradeSerbiaKosovoEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55b92cacdf8444a79024912aa2300da6Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:08:03 GMTAverage US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70915f5aeb14aae879e8b9fd2bda7f7WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent.wBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f70915f5aeb14aae879e8b9fd2bda7f7Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:07:30 GMTAmerican Airlines posts record 3Q profithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/309f1444c1584888ac61e4f6bcabe2c8DALLAS (AP) — Summer vacations were good for American Airlines.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/309f1444c1584888ac61e4f6bcabe2c8Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:57 GMTZuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f02f56eb1cb40b191e9e4608d29b5b3BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.DIDI TANGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f02f56eb1cb40b191e9e4608d29b5b3Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:36:06 GMTDancing priests become Internet sensationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c0597dda03a43a986843da8b09a51edROME (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 Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.TRISHA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicReligionEntertainmentSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c0597dda03a43a986843da8b09a51edThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:46:03 GMTWoman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain doghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d98f5e68db4508963c0f1689397043MADRID (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision.iGeneral newsHealthLifestylePetsDogsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMammalsAnimalsSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d98f5e68db4508963c0f1689397043Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:37 GMTIce cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attackedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7940613f57684ca681d78d9b2e92fdddLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.aGeneral newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7940613f57684ca681d78d9b2e92fdddThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:47:00 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not sonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10a1e98f73f24ef088b87279e47bc05fOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.BENJAMIN SHINGLERRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10a1e98f73f24ef088b87279e47bc05fThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:03 GMTCharli XCX surprises at school homecoming dancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89897b84033c4769be5b66ff184cd5bfLOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89897b84033c4769be5b66ff184cd5bfThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:10 GMTUkraine pins hopes on a new-look parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5eccc81f9404061af0188d466032b68KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsRebellions and uprisingsVotingWar and unrestLegislatureEconomyElectionsBusinessUkraineCrimeaMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5eccc81f9404061af0188d466032b68Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:07 GMTFeds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0509e9504d34fa0ac635484c4448836ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementNatural resource managementAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0509e9504d34fa0ac635484c4448836Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:45:07 GMTLebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0895765e98f4e69af4672fd3ab43903BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.iGeneral newsLebanonMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0895765e98f4e69af4672fd3ab43903Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:32:44 GMTWilliams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a686368015b34a97b67d0d33497af396SINGAPORE (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 sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a686368015b34a97b67d0d33497af396Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:29 GMTUnion Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c157c14b2b184585a2e475d3c73d620aOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c157c14b2b184585a2e475d3c73d620aThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:11:50 GMTChina's ruling party plans on improving judiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b612e28d20d34c1baf43837afcc4c3c9BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPolitical partiesLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b612e28d20d34c1baf43837afcc4c3c9Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:15 GMT