FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:36 -0700Details expected on Albuquerque police reforms, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement about reforms for the troubled Albuquerque police force.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:58 GMTUS, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan YORK (AP) — Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:15:21 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuinea, 31 Oct 2014 15:40:54 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, newly returned from a visit to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola, said Friday she is self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:27 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:35 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit the country.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaEuropeAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:57 GMTRemains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site (AP) — The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:04 GMTBerdych seals ATP finals berth at Paris Masters (AP) — Tomas Berdych sealed his spot at the ATP finals for the fifth straight year after rallying to beat Kevin Anderson and reach the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:00 GMTDid you remember to set your clocks back (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.wGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:50:21 GMTNY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDominican RepublicNew York CityManhattanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:24 GMTTurkish president questions focus on Kobani (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyFranceSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:31 GMTWal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingFinancial performanceCorporate newsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:20 GMTSon to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer."MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:03 GMTWoman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryGainesvilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:13 GMTZambia's acting president appeals for calm, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesNational electionsElectionsZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:38 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:19:34 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeEmergency managementLegislationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional servicesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:15 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:25 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:43 GMT12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities say a coal mine collapse has trapped 12 men and they say rescue will be difficult.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMTGas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:37:26 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:02:41 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:12 GMTAuthor of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsClassified informationLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defensePolitical issues, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer has died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:16 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.aGeneral newsCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:27 GMTTV space for campaign ads hard to find this late, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.HOLLY RAMERPHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaignsPolitical action committeesState legislatureMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsSenate electionsState governmentsPolitical fundraisingManchesterNew HampshireIowaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:45:29 GMTUganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyUgandaNorth KoreaKampalaEast AfricaAfricaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:02 GMTNorth Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsTravel agentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMedia and entertainment industryGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.TED WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsCampaignsLegislatureLocal governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:52 GMTRating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra Leone, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:02 GMTObama urges Snyder's defeat despite common ground, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies.DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsMunicipal governmentsVotingNational electionsEventsLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMichiganDetroitCanadaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMTSouth African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain (AP) — South African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerViolent crimeCrimeMen's sportsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:04:10 GMTSouth Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing (AP) — A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.iGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeMen's soccerSoccerArrestsCrimeMen's sportsLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:16:28 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMTAfricans worst responders in Ebola crisis (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsHealthInternational incidentsDisease outbreaksGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneSouth AfricaLiberiaUgandaEast AfricaChinaSouthern AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:07 GMTCourt order temporarily restricts nurse's movement KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:13:25 GMTEmbattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.aGeneral newsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:09:26 GMTCoal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment payGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryGovernment business and financeUtilitiesAccidentsUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:49 GMTExxon defies low oil price with refining strength YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:37 GMTThai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.iGeneral newsCoups d'etatCabinetsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsArmed forcesWar and unrestPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:56 GMTBurkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoAfricaWest Africa, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:49 GMTBurkina Faso army general takes power, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:51:41 GMTArmy general takes power in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending 27 years as the country's leader.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:41:23 GMTUS consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic outlookRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policy, 31 Oct 2014 15:56:15 GMTColossal crowds expected to crush Giants parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsViolent crimeCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:11 GMTEuro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial crisisPricesFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 15:49:05 GMTObama plugs policies for women before midterms, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama says policies that ease financial and other burdens on women will help make the economy stronger overall.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsPersonal spendingPersonal financeBusinessUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:07 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:48 GMT