FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:17:28 -0700Infamous speed trap town's police force disbandinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d752b75068c7496d95abdaf716acb65fWALDO, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d752b75068c7496d95abdaf716acb65fWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:19:14 GMTUS stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa7acbfb1b1d40a4b88feedcc5dd75edNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sliding in midday trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa7acbfb1b1d40a4b88feedcc5dd75edWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:45:59 GMTPalestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb5101f30154da9a711195523431728UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitary occupationsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb5101f30154da9a711195523431728Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:12 GMTDan Gilbert testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3521d1b8eb4a5ebfbad288dc1e1ef6DETROIT (AP) — Businessman Dan Gilbert has testified during Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city's high crime rate, poor school system, unemployment and blighted neighborhoods are its major challenges.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d3521d1b8eb4a5ebfbad288dc1e1ef6Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:05:34 GMTMom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879a69195b184272a12a01bd939f886dWASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesMexicoUnited StatesAfghanistanCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879a69195b184272a12a01bd939f886dWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:34 GMTLena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdb7c388b9dd4bc4927cfa55e4a28df6NEW YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdb7c388b9dd4bc4927cfa55e4a28df6Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:06:02 GMTReligion news in briefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91e28ea7833544459ba60f1266998f72Pope hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican festThe Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityIslamReligionEvangelismGovernment and politicsSeniorsSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballSportsVatican CityIsraelKansasKansas CityWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91e28ea7833544459ba60f1266998f72Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:07:06 GMTWhy the bond market is more fragile than you thinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8c3ba037a74b54bf36e51b14425ff8NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e8c3ba037a74b54bf36e51b14425ff8Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:17 GMTObama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7617ac701026485ea3ee5cba2d0e0fc1WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) are meeting at a challenging time and says Israel is in a "turbulent neighborhood."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territoriesGaza Striphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7617ac701026485ea3ee5cba2d0e0fc1Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:44:52 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36faeec3d094e248cc47f619a4123cdDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsInternational agreementsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCease firesInternational relationsUkraineKievMoscowDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeRussiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f36faeec3d094e248cc47f619a4123cdWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:23:00 GMTBritish warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1137ca944d541dfb643ccf177d7c309LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUnited KingdomCyprusIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1137ca944d541dfb643ccf177d7c309Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:36 GMTLeBron James bringing his story to TV serieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3afebfeb4340c6b5676d2978ff7a5bCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.TOM WITHERSeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3afebfeb4340c6b5676d2978ff7a5bWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:37 GMTUK leader promises tax cuts, EU battlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60eff71ab32e4b4396daae3e60eda9a5LONDON (AP) — Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60eff71ab32e4b4396daae3e60eda9a5Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:39:55 GMTEx-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73abde5cd9f411189cdd75649af1cb2PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game is among 21 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballSportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73abde5cd9f411189cdd75649af1cb2Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:04:43 GMTNew Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speedinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ee30df7f8c14ecfb5aa38fd6344c5bbTIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment and politicsTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentNew MexicoAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ee30df7f8c14ecfb5aa38fd6344c5bbWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:29:23 GMTFBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7912ffc1308542d2b91a998ae5d5ce13LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsAnimal crueltyCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7912ffc1308542d2b91a998ae5d5ce13Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:18:13 GMTObama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae8760635de94ba28e14f443c2fab595WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastIranNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae8760635de94ba28e14f443c2fab595Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:07:57 GMTSan Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8bd61fa9af54b18a09a7ada88280b91SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck while she lay with her baby in a public park.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8bd61fa9af54b18a09a7ada88280b91Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:49:23 GMTLiberia short on ambulances for Ebola patientshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c7f76e0abf74fd6ac3f5010d1cb67bbFREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c7f76e0abf74fd6ac3f5010d1cb67bbWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:02:28 GMTList of 21 people being honored as Carnegie Heroeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474963ab69c840b39139a3b6f712f857Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersFiresKansasIndianaPennsylvaniaSioux FallsCaliforniaPittsburghSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/474963ab69c840b39139a3b6f712f857Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:37:22 GMTCuba announces details of currency unificationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e832ba999d4116a8aa4bc2f5238dfcHAVANA (AP) — Cuba's central bank chief is giving new details of the elimination of a special currency, saying that the shift will require putting more Cuban pesos into circulation and issuing higher-denomination bills.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e832ba999d4116a8aa4bc2f5238dfcWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:10 GMTFord adding 1,000 new jobs in Canadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4508bcfe65524374a593bf0462cb9313TORONTO (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant near Toronto to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market.ROB GILLIESfBusinessHiring and recruitmentProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4508bcfe65524374a593bf0462cb9313Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:36:52 GMTFact sheet: 2015 Lexus IS 250http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b35935809ca410b8cde336d5e786e0d2015 Lexus IS 250The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b35935809ca410b8cde336d5e786e0dWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:28:17 GMT5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you thinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43af62ee9f245c7b82671b20acc4589NEW YORK (AP) — Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e43af62ee9f245c7b82671b20acc4589Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:06:32 GMTSlovakia sees 50 pct drop in Russian gas supplieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe76bdc93fad4d769929c7a6eaa3c07dBRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day.iBusinessGeneral newsSlovakiaRussiaBratislavaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe76bdc93fad4d769929c7a6eaa3c07dWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:44:15 GMTEast Jerusalem construction plan moves aheadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f31f7f799474d5bbaf514b9b7dfc8c3JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f31f7f799474d5bbaf514b9b7dfc8c3Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:08:33 GMTLexus compact sedan winning buyershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9095d27b26d4dcabb9dcd2e2eb06ca6A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9095d27b26d4dcabb9dcd2e2eb06ca6Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:03:04 GMTNew York Times cutting 100 jobs, NYT Opinion apphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/375a0c955291445d99e8a0ef846451a7NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations. It's also axing its NYT Opinion app after four months and relegating the NYT Now app to a smartphone-only product aimed at new and younger readers, after the lower-priced subscription products failed to take off as hoped.htBusinessTechnologyNewspapersLayoffsNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelCorporate stockCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/375a0c955291445d99e8a0ef846451a7Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:39 GMTHernandez bid to toss phone evidence continueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7be08c3c013849caba7d460f0619cc4aFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge is hearing testimony for a second day on a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7be08c3c013849caba7d460f0619cc4aWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:27:12 GMTThreat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d68a932e7334432ae8df90208ed2fd8MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.aGeneral newsEvacuationsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d68a932e7334432ae8df90208ed2fd8Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:57:42 GMTThe New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d238328e626744cca1857a2708b1f12cNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.htBusinessTechnologyLayoffsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d238328e626744cca1857a2708b1f12cWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:28:45 GMTNew NATO chief: better ties with Russia possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f675ac790f1c45abb10b6e65005eb61aBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new secretary-general on Wednesday struck a more conciliatory tone on Russia, saying there is now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaMoscowNorwayEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f675ac790f1c45abb10b6e65005eb61aWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:10:49 GMTMore bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9808db4605e34c9e9789c68067a866e5OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.EMILY WANGMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsVolcanoesSearch and rescue effortsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9808db4605e34c9e9789c68067a866e5Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:34 GMTFired Cincinnati football staffer plans appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9513b9a702d4ab9b0ca6ff425fc958bCINCINNATI (AP) — A staff member with the University of Cincinnati football team plans to appeal his firing after being arrested on a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge in northern Kentucky.aGeneral newsSportsFootballCollege footballViolent crimeCrimeCollege sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9513b9a702d4ab9b0ca6ff425fc958bWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:58 GMTNigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4295f7124d834f749388feab04f8a958ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsBombingsDiplomacyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaLiberiaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4295f7124d834f749388feab04f8a958Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:51:13 GMTHigh court weighs same-sex marriage caseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1dc18d79264937ba530564ba1cd435WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc1dc18d79264937ba530564ba1cd435Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:46:06 GMTFla officer on leave after using stun gun on womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1ed18561f540a4ac285db74c6a3a63TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1ed18561f540a4ac285db74c6a3a63Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:21:59 GMTAPNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1a3e72edf74a4caf2ebf6c37dec693BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsViolent crimeNazismCrimeThe HolocaustGovernment and politicsEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1a3e72edf74a4caf2ebf6c37dec693Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:20 GMTRevel buyers plan to re-open it as a casinohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db516ee47b494d5c8ef8bf9229789001ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to re-open it as a casino.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsAtlantic CityTorontoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db516ee47b494d5c8ef8bf9229789001Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:26 GMTSenior congressman wants Secret Service chief outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/299de521ab584a2e82dc3ed60ffa4d24WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, and a senior Democrat said Wednesday he is not comfortable with her leading the Secret Service but subsequently said he hasn't decided whether she should resign or be fired.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegislatureCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesNational securityGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/299de521ab584a2e82dc3ed60ffa4d24Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:04:14 GMTDestruction of Syria weapons facilities to beginhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b60a7cc76324c3e844cc1b44b45d54bUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsChemical weaponsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b60a7cc76324c3e844cc1b44b45d54bWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:57:51 GMTTexas appeals court upholds DeLay reversalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a80299ebca894580a34fe70ff2d49c18HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoney launderingCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a80299ebca894580a34fe70ff2d49c18Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:51:22 GMTFederal appeals court to mull guns in post officeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12fec92016a04cbda80d9d6ef10f7575BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man will argue in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns.BY SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsNational courtsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12fec92016a04cbda80d9d6ef10f7575Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:43:47 GMTNishikori beats Dodig to start Japan Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21536296a50446c48fb759f452d6aff2TOKYO (AP) — In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money's worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21536296a50446c48fb759f452d6aff2Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:58:02 GMTTeam seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patienthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bdedc15a1654f8a9acdf91d1cf7ff2dDALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaWest AfricaDallasLiberiaTexasSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bdedc15a1654f8a9acdf91d1cf7ff2dWed, 01 Oct 2014 15:55:42 GMTMock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebddeacc64034c64ac13143664c100c6Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88.DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsObituariesColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebddeacc64034c64ac13143664c100c6Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:23:39 GMTChild dies from complications of enterovirushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7321cdc1ee574e159e2bfba2ddaaa24ePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.aGeneral newsHealthChild and teen healthRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7321cdc1ee574e159e2bfba2ddaaa24eWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:03:44 GMTOfficials: Baghdad car bomb kills 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b674849e2544319b701b00754cb01f0BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad.SINAN SALAHEDDINQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b674849e2544319b701b00754cb01f0Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:53 GMTTwo senior lawmakers want Secret Service chief outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b2d90551c9e432dbfc764941ee059e2WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama. It came one day after Pierson spent hours during a congressional hearing trying to explain an embarrassing White House security breach.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegislatureCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesNational securityGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b2d90551c9e432dbfc764941ee059e2Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:21:59 GMTPolice say ambush suspect is making errorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e2125a7d05648f483e200a9246ac366BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.MICHAEL RUBINKAMKATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e2125a7d05648f483e200a9246ac366Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:32:33 GMT