FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Oct 2014 09:30:44 -0700Wambach, players go to court over World Cup turf push to get Canada to stage the Women's World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with American star Abby Wambach and a group of players "fully prepared to go forward zealously and aggressively in court" to force a change, their lawyer said on Thursday.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsWomen's soccer2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupMen's soccerWomen's sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerMen's sports2014 FIFA World CupLegal proceedingsSports governanceCelebritySoccerEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFIFA World CupLaw and orderGeneral newsCanadaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 16:10:01 GMTGerman train drivers vote for strikes (AP) — A union representing train drivers at Germany's national railway says its members have voted overwhelmingly to strike over a pay dispute.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 15:03:45 GMTTestimony over Hernandez evidence enters 3rd day RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony at a hearing for Aaron Hernandez enters its third day as lawyers seek to have some evidence in his murder case tossed, including from a cellphone and home surveillance system.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:34:27 GMTHot Springs, Arkansas: 5 free things to see and do SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Hot Springs is a history-lover's dream. Over the years, visitors to this city of 35,000 in central Arkansas have ranged from baseball stars to notorious gangsters, all drawn by one thing: the naturally occurring warm mineral water that gives the area its name.KRISTI EATONtTravelLifestyleSpasBaseballAccommodationsProfessional baseballMen's sportsSportsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArkansasHot SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:19:09 GMTUkraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges, Ukraine (AP) — Since Ukraine's conflict with Russia erupted, Oleksandr Federenko has gone from village kid to army cadet, trading computer games for knife-throwing classes and morning marches. He is only 13.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsWar and unrestPublic opinionParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsCease firesPolitical organizationsSocial affairsElectionsUkraineRussiaDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 15:33:05 GMTProsecutors want death penalty drug info shielded, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:06:36 GMTWhite Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsSperm donationSexual and reproductive healthHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 02 Oct 2014 15:36:56 GMTDutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 15:14:53 GMTIMF head: Improved policies needed to boost growth (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund says six years after the financial crisis struck, the world is still mired in a disappointing economic recovery and will only be able to regain momentum through improved government policies.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustries, 02 Oct 2014 15:31:17 GMTFrench government seeks more museum opening hours (AP) — If the Socialist government gets its way, visitors to France's three most touristic museums — the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay and Versailles Palace — may get to visit seven days a week in coming years.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsGovernment and politicsVisual artsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 15:48:45 GMTHong Kong police, protesters brace for conflict KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters prepared face masks and goggles and police brought in supplies of tear gas and other riot gear as tensions grew Thursday in a standoff outside of the government headquarters.JOANNA CHUIWENDY TANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 15:29:44 GMTLawyer: Bahrain rights activist detained for tweet, Bahrain (AP) — The head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been detained and referred to prosecutors over tweets that offended the country's Interior Ministry, his lawyer said Thursday.iGeneral newsPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBahrainManamaMiddle East, 02 Oct 2014 16:26:40 GMTLesotho to hold elections 2 years early in 2015 (AP) — The southern African country of Lesotho will hold elections in February — two years earlier than scheduled — in an effort to resolve political tension, a mediator said Thursday.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 16:21:42 GMTMIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 16:23:04 GMTGun foes plan to match NRA spending in fall races (AP) — Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaignsGun politicsMid-term electionsLegislaturePublic opinionPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Oct 2014 16:07:12 GMTOfficials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms (AP) — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessTexasAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaDallasMonroviaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:47:25 GMTSupreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter law, Wis. (AP) — Opponents of Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take emergency action and block the requirement ahead of the Nov. 4 election, arguing there isn't enough time to implement the new rules.SCOTT BAUERaGovernment and politicsUnited States General ElectionVotingJudicial electionsState electionsElectionsNational courtsEventsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsNational governmentsCourtsGeneral electionsUnited StatesWisconsinNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:39:04 GMTNFL aware of Spillman's role in sex assault probe, Texas (AP) — The NFL has been aware of Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Spillman's involvement in a reported sexual assault and has offered to interview the alleged victim "on a confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information."SCHUYLER DIXONaGeneral newsSportsSports governanceViolent crimeCrimeProfessional footballFootballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:28:10 GMT'Twilight' to be revived in Facebook short films YORK (AP) — "Twilight" will be raised from the dead for a series of short films on Facebook.htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentSocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 02 Oct 2014 15:19:39 GMTRNC chair: GOP ready to lead (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday urged his party to step past their criticism of President Barack Obama and start rallying behind "unifying goals" they'd pursue if voters give the GOP more control over the government after next month's midterm elections.STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsImmigration policyPolitical partiesImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizations, 02 Oct 2014 16:10:39 GMTSouth Africa: White extremist's house stirs debate (AP) — A proposal to turn the South African home of a slain white extremist into a state-funded museum has angered some South Africans who say certain symbols of their history of racial conflict should not be preserved.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 02 Oct 2014 15:16:26 GMTUK 'Breaking Bad' fan cleared of murder plot (AP) — A jury has convicted a British woman of buying poison over the Internet, but cleared her of trying to kill her mother in a plot that prosecutors said was inspired by TV show "Breaking Bad."iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 02 Oct 2014 16:25:27 GMTNobel-winning physicist Martin Perl dies at age 87 ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87.aGeneral newsSciencePhysicsObituariesPalo AltoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:52:33 GMTNobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates on Thursday suspended plans to hold an annual meeting in South Africa because they said the government there refused to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsBuddhismGovernment and politicsPassports and visasReligionSocial affairsTravelLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaChinaAfricaCape TownSouthern AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 16:09:47 GMTHong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign.iGeneral newsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 15:55:13 GMTEpiscopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary YORK (AP) — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsReligious educationChristianityReligionSocial affairsEducationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 16:13:51 GMT'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.DAVID PORTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentFraud and false statementsCelebrityNational courtsCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNewarkUnited StatesNew JerseyNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:52:25 GMTAP NewsBreak: Mine safety violations down (AP) — The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures released Thursday.FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industry, 02 Oct 2014 15:45:25 GMTBuffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business.JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:42:54 GMTMyanmar news website defaced by hackers (AP) — A website covering news about Myanmar was defaced by hackers on Thursday, a few days after its director won a prestigious press freedom award.iGeneral newsReligious strifeOnline news mediaWar and unrestBuddhismNews mediaOnline mediaMediaReligionSocial affairsMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 15:34:48 GMTRNC chair releases GOP goals as elections approach (AP) — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is outlining a series of "unifying goals" for the GOP that include an improved immigration system, a strong national defense and conservative family values.STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral elections, 02 Oct 2014 15:34:40 GMTFalling oil prices drag US stock market lower YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell again Thursday, putting indexes on track for a fourth straight decline, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Once again, economic concerns in Europe were translating into worries in the U.S.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsCommodity marketsLabor economyEuropeUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 16:28:35 GMTGreek police foil far-left militant bomb plot, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say they have foiled a bomb attack by a far-left militant group planned for the weekend. They say the suspected target was the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party, which heads the government coalition.iGeneral newsBombingsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 16:15:25 GMTHong Kong leader offers talks with protesters KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader has offered to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he will not accept their demand that he resign.JOANNA CHUIWENDY TANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyCivil servicePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaBeijing, 02 Oct 2014 16:08:39 GMTAP Exclusive: Complaints at problem prison shelved (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison complained of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politics, 02 Oct 2014 16:04:25 GMTTop Egyptian activist sentenced to month in prison (AP) — A prominent Egyptian activist who came to fame during the country's 2011 uprising was sentenced to one month in prison Thursday on charges of insulting the police, though he said he didn't know about the hearing.MERRIT KENNEDYASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical activismLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 16:05:59 GMTAverage US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent (AP) — A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingEconomyReal estateDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsResidential real estateLifestyleProfessional servicesIndustriesPersonal loansPersonal finance, 02 Oct 2014 16:00:17 GMTNetflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal YORK (AP) — Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service.fBusinessArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 02 Oct 2014 15:00:37 GMTEbola worries keep some Dallas students home (AP) — Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.NOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 16:07:06 GMTOrr: Detroit bankruptcy challenges seen as costly (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr says it would have cost the city big to fight bond insurer Syncora Inc.'s challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy.aBusinessGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:44:24 GMTHong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCivil servicePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 15:51:36 GMTSaudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.MOKHTAR SHEHATABENJAMIN WIACEKiGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 14:58:41 GMTTaymor puts 'Spider-Man' behind her with new movie (AP) — Moving on from the debacle that was "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Julie Taymor has gone back to an old friend — Shakespeare.JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentMusicPerforming artsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:58:51 GMT'Alien: Isolation' game an homage to original film ANGELES (AP) — By the end of the original "Alien" film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That's just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem that awaits Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game out Tuesday that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 02 Oct 2014 16:25:59 GMTNext Ferrari chief focuses on F1 (AP) — The incoming boss of Ferrari has one "very high" priority: getting his cars back on top of the Formula One podium.iBusinessGeneral newsSportsFormula OneConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobile racingFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 15:57:00 GMTProtesters to pack meeting on education changes (AP) — Students and teachers fighting a plan to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience in some suburban Denver U.S. history courses are expected to pack a school board meeting Thursday where the controversial changes could face a vote.COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesTeachingLabor issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:43:37 GMTObama raising campaign cash for Illinois governor (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.NEDRA PICKLERaGovernment and politicsState governmentsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:40:26 GMTNearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago's airports (AP) — Weather caused delays and nearly 500 flights to be canceled at Chicago airports Thursday.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:14:24 GMTNearly 3 years prison for Ponzi schemer ex-partner (AP) — A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 15:34:33 GMTLesotho to hold early elections in 2015 (AP) — A mediator says the southern African country of Lesotho will reconvene parliament this month and hold early elections in February 2015 in an effort to resolve political tension.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 15:26:50 GMT