FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 09:46:19 -0700Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingLegal proceedingsCable televisionLaw and orderCelebrityTelevisionMediaLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:22:17 GMTThe meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOrganic foodGardeningFood and drinkLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgriculture and the environmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonal careBeauty and fashionHome and gardenHobbiesRecreation and leisure, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:57 GMTNY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's basketballMen's sportsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:39 GMTDallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection (AP) — Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFinancial performanceCorporate newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:34 GMTSpanish woman free of Ebola, final tests shows (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a positive outcome in her 15-day battle to survive.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:27 GMTEbola causing spike in demand for hospital gear (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.JULIET LINDERMANMATTHEW PERRONEaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:14:31 GMTGoogle's music service adds mood to the mix FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.htBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 16:01:14 GMTUS existing home sales rise in September (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesHome sellingConstruction sector performanceHome buyingGovernment regulationsEconomyReal estatePricesResidential real estateLifestyleProfessional servicesIndustriesGovernment and politics, 21 Oct 2014 15:51:29 GMTNYC police looking into arrest of subway performer YORK (AP) — Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:29:15 GMTHats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:52:38 GMTPurple Heart found on playground to be returned, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.aGeneral newsNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:16 GMTJournalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa.aGeneral newsJournalistsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNews mediaMediaLiberiaNebraskaWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:52 GMTGoogle's streaming music service adds mood to mix FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:02:03 GMTTotal CEO killed in Moscow runway crash (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.LYNN BERRYLORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMoscowRussiaFranceParisMiddle EastIraqEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:56 GMTRural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.HOPE YENaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisPersonal bankruptcyFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal financeOhioUnited StatesLas VegasNorth AmericaNevada, 21 Oct 2014 15:54:47 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack, Quebec (AP) — A man who killed one member of the Canadian military and injured another with his car before being shot dead by police was inspired by terrorist ideology, officials said Tuesday.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:32:12 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeDisability sportsParalympic GamesLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEventsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 16:00:07 GMTLingering effects of subprime crisis in rural US rural residents jumped to get subprime loans at initial affordable terms during the mid-2000s, only to have fortunes disappear as housing boom turned to bust. Signs of the aftermath:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 21 Oct 2014 15:55:27 GMTNew Jersey nabs 11 reputed organized crime figures, N.J. (AP) — Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:12:04 GMTWyoming legalizes same-sex marriage, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages.BOB MOENaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsViolent crimeWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:08:09 GMTRwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthRwandaKigaliWest AfricaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:47 GMT'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 15:48:46 GMTStocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose Tuesday, putting the market on track for a fourth gain in a row, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. Stocks continued to recover from last week's plunge.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:15:47 GMTHong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 16:00:40 GMTReview: Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore album Ware, "Tough Love" (Interscope)MELANIE J. SIMSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMTFight for Brazil's battleground state heats up HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsState electionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessBelo HorizonteBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:18 GMTStaples investigating possible data breach YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 21 Oct 2014 15:42:39 GMTNFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.sSportsNFL Super BowlEventsProfessional footballFootball, 21 Oct 2014 16:35:53 GMTJury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:17:14 GMTBritish man guilty in hammer attack on UAE women (AP) — A jury has found a British man guilty of attempted murder in a vicious hammer attack on three female tourists from the United Arab Emirates as they slept with their young children in a luxury hotel in London.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Oct 2014 16:16:58 GMTLove, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest album HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:37 GMTPilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash (AP) — Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:26 GMTLawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and officials are calling her by her male birth name.DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyle, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:43 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:14 GMTAfghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high, Afghanistan (AP) — Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade, a U.S. report showed on Tuesday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 16:14:19 GMTSubmarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap (AP) — The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War — and exposed a key difference.iGeneral newsCold WarEventsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:02 GMTEU antitrust watchdog eyes DuPont, Honeywell, Del. (AP) — Regulators in Europe say an agreement between DuPont and Honeywell to develop automobile refrigerant may be violating antitrust rules.RANDALL CHASEfBusinessContracts and ordersMonopoly and antitrustCorporate newsDoverEuropeDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:29:27 GMTWHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchPublic healthWest AfricaGenevaRwandaAfricaSwitzerlandEast AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneSpainUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:42:03 GMTDiddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys' Black Ball YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 21 Oct 2014 16:31:32 GMTNewborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.aGeneral newsScienceSportsDolphinsAnimalsMarine biologyHarborsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeMammalsBiologyOceanographyPuget SoundWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:40 GMTIran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.NASSER KARIMISAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestReligious strifeMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqIranSyriaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 16:28:40 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsState electionsState governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesColoradoIllinoisNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:53:33 GMTVA says it'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestone, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York.aGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarVeteransEventsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsElmiraNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:05 GMTWyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions.BOB MOENaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:21 GMTUS stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley up YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly higher in midday trading as the market headed for a fourth day of gains.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:50:45 GMTRock attack victim poised to return to Ohio home, Pa. (AP) — A middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a highway overpass onto her vehicle three months ago has recovered enough to head home to Ohio.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:19 GMTRobredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:09 GMTMcDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:26 GMTHomeland Security orders new screening for Ebola (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsNational securityInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMilitary and defenseTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:39 GMTIn Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.BILL BARROWMELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislaturePersonal spendingSeniors' healthLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceSeniorsHealth care reformLegislationMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonal financeGovernment financeHealthPersonal insuranceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment programsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 16:07:01 GMT