FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 07:34:37 -0700Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaSierra LeoneTexasUnited StatesDallasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 12:57:06 GMTKaradzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsBosnian WarWar crimesGenocidesYugoslav WarsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrestBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:41 GMTPhilippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks — including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo — that are part of his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 13:08:06 GMTFormer Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87 (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTel AvivIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 13:43:09 GMTGLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:26:35 GMTTeacher at elite New York school faces sex charges YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.aGeneral newsCrimeNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:37 GMTFight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsChristianityReligionReligious issuesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageFamily issuesBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:07:19 GMTDjokovic extends China Open winning streak to 21 (AP) — Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 13:51:59 GMTHong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.JOANNA CHIUKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 14:03:53 GMTGM's US sales up 19 percent in September (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 01 Oct 2014 14:11:46 GMTMcIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfEurope, 01 Oct 2014 13:47:52 GMTWorld's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."EMILY WANGKEN MORITSUGUtTravelLifestyleWorld War IIEventsJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:46:26 GMTMan to be sentenced for plot to bomb holiday event, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:36:43 GMTPennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsState governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:18:53 GMT7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring, Greece (AP) — An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries, police said Wednesday.COSTAS KANTOURISiGeneral newsSmugglingCounterfeiting and forgeryArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGreeceThessalonikiCyprusAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 14:08:34 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineKievMoscowDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeRussia, 01 Oct 2014 13:18:50 GMTUS stocks slip in early trade; General Mills down YORK (AP) — Stocks are heading lower in early trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 01 Oct 2014 13:39:09 GMTGeneral Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.fBusinessNew YorkUnited StatesLodiNorth AmericaCalifornia, 01 Oct 2014 12:59:06 GMTUK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 13:53:56 GMTLegal fight erupts over sale of Schilling computer, R.I. (AP) — The wife of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has fought for the return of a personal computer purchased at auction.htGeneral newsTechnology law and ethicsTechnology issuesTechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:49 GMTToronto firm wins Revel casino auction for $110M CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityTorontoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Oct 2014 14:09:54 GMTUS bankruptcy ruling for California city possible, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge could rule on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, the largest city in California to seek Chapter 9 protection.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryStocktonSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:06:12 GMTFBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony 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 America, 01 Oct 2014 14:22:35 GMTNATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of (AP) — NATO's new chief is calling on Russia to comply with international law, but says there's now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorwayMoscowUkraineWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 14:20:35 GMTFord adding 1,000 new jobs in Canada (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 facilitiesPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsCanadaOntarioNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:58:25 GMTCharging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsCelebritySwimmingCrimeArrestsReckless endangermentEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:03:52 GMTPennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet says the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:40:57 GMTFord's US sales down 3 percent in September (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:25 GMTUK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate (AP) — British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.DANICA KIRKAJILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestUnited KingdomCubaWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:49 GMT3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22 CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:32 GMTGuilty plea expected in Miami Heat fraud case, Ohio (AP) — A guilty plea is expected in the case of a man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsCrimeProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 14:24:34 GMTGermany raises payments to communist-era prisoners (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.iGeneral newsPolitical imprisonmentGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 13:52:09 GMTCoca-Cola to revise executive pay plan YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.fBusiness, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:57 GMTImage of Asia: Celebrating Durga Puja this photo by A.M. Ahad, a devotee plays the flute near the idol of Hindu goddess Durga during the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and Hindus celebrate by singing and dancing and visiting temples. They also may eat special foods or fast during the festival. Nearly 10 percent of Bangladesh's population is Hindu, which is the world's third-largest religion.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHinduismReligionSocial affairsBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 13:38:53 GMTLithuania protests Russian seizure of fishing ship, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has accused Russia of violating international maritime law by seizing a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its 28-member crew in Arctic waters.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLithuaniaRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 13:30:51 GMTUS bankruptcy ruling possible for California city, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, the largest city in California to file for Chapter 9 protection.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsRecessions and depressionsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEconomyStocktonSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:22:50 GMTUS construction spending down 0.8 percent (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConstruction sector performanceConstruction put in placeEconomyEconomic outlookGovernment and politicsReal estateIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 01 Oct 2014 14:28:22 GMTFla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman, 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 America, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:02 GMTRevel buyers plan to re-open it as a casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to re-open it as a casino.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityTorontoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Oct 2014 14:21:17 GMTSaudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.AYA BATRAWYtTravelLifestyleIslamMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 13:47:13 GMTAndre 3000: 'Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?' ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes Andre 3000 wonders: "Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?"MARCELA ISAZAeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 13:45:56 GMT12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday.BISWAJEET BANERJEEiGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 13:45:12 GMTUS companies add jobs at healthy clip in September (AP) — U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicators, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:01 GMTMock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88 "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 America, 01 Oct 2014 14:26:25 GMTPolice board bus, seize cap guns from first-grader, Ohio (AP) — Police boarded a school bus in northeast Ohio and seized two toy cap guns from a 6-year-old boy they say was pointing them at other children.aGeneral newsToysIllegal weaponsCrimeRecreation and leisureLifestyleOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 12:58:53 GMTFamily gives Lady Antebellum new outlook, Tenn. (AP) — Before singer Charles Kelley and his Lady Antebellum bandmates started writing songs for their new album, Kelley's wife advised him to take a few chances rather than stick to the minimal, mellow sound that dominated the trio's last two albums.KRISTIN M. HALLeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 13:19:32 GMTNo trial for man in 2012 cruiser-crushing case, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of crushing seven sheriffs' vehicles with a tractor two years ago won't be prosecuted.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNewportVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 13:40:49 GMTTruck deals help boost US auto sales in September (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September.DEE-ANN DURBINTOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Oct 2014 14:06:04 GMTTaiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsDemocracyGovernment and politicsNationalismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaHong KongTaiwanEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 14:14:01 GMTSteinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSportsCelebrityEntertainmentViolenceCorruption in sportsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil liberties, 01 Oct 2014 13:21:13 GMT