FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 12:19:58 -0700UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestUnited KingdomSyriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 18:57:08 GMTAshes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsWaste managementContracts and ordersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:39 GMTRaonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 31 Oct 2014 18:54:23 GMTDetails 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 17:51:56 GMTCrews begin work to recover Kansas crash victims, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAir traffic controlAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:10 GMTGentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy (AP) — Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:21:02 GMTDowntown Phoenix hotel reopens after fire closure (AP) — A major hotel in downtown Phoenix has reopened after being closed since last weekend for repairs after a fire in an electrical room.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleFiresAccidents and disastersPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:08:01 GMTNo-fly list challenge survives state-secrets claim, Va. (AP) — A judge has rejected the federal government's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list on the grounds that the lawsuit would expose state secrets.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:04:25 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsState governmentsObituariesLaw and orderInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 19:01:56 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaEthiopiaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:13 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:52:33 GMTWitness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert, Calif. (AP) — Witness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert .aBusinessGeneral newsScience, 31 Oct 2014 18:57:41 GMTPathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide (AP) — An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:42 GMTAP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about the military's new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands were asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsMilitary and defense, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:22 GMTKurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:12 GMT$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCell biologyLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:22 GMTTheater shooting suspect wants sanity exam tossed, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out a report on his sanity.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:27 GMTColombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.JOSHUA GOODMANiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsArrestsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingLocal governmentsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:40 GMTMan swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:41:42 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:48 GMTCalifornia Highway Patrol reports 1 fatality, 1 major injury after SpaceShipTwo accident, Calif. (AP) — California Highway Patrol reports 1 fatality, 1 major injury after SpaceShipTwo accident.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceAccidentsTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportation, 31 Oct 2014 18:50:23 GMTMexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMexicoMexicoTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMissouriUnited States, 31 Oct 2014 18:24:06 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 17:51:34 GMTLanguage fluency case back before Navajo court, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's highest court is taking up a request Friday to hold election officials in contempt for not removing a disqualified presidential candidate from the ballot.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 31 Oct 2014 18:33:25 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsKidnappingMissing personsCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsLaw and orderViolent crimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:23:48 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 of $2-something a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:07:55 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyElectionsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:47 GMTFire causes evacuation of French state radio (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:44:02 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 killing a state trooper.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGovernment and politics, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:39 GMTMilwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:18 GMTHead of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits (AP) — The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society has resigned after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:08:33 GMTCanadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others has been given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCanadaNew BrunswickNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:10 GMTMan: Son bought 2 human skulls online 'as a joke', Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsOnline shoppingShoppingLifestyleFairfieldConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:07:23 GMTVirgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travelLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:52 GMTSuarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:43:42 GMTPilot in Kansas small plane crash identified, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAir traffic controlAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:23:17 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 18:07:26 GMTVirgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travel, 31 Oct 2014 18:43:36 GMTRecent moves by central banks, at a glance's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanRussiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:19:06 GMTItaly phases out sea rescues to save migrants (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyRomeEuropeLibyaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 18:27:02 GMTAfter murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:01:50 GMTOhio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained in North Korea says he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church.aGeneral newsNorth KoreaOhioEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:39:07 GMTProtests push Burkina Faso president from power, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment transitionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestNational governmentsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 18:12:33 GMTFish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHigh school footballState governmentsCampaignsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsCollege sportsMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:26 GMTDemocrats in tight New England governor races, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.STEVE PEOPLESKATHLEEN RONAYNEpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsUnited States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesPrimary electionsCampaignsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsMaineNew HampshireRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:00 GMTMilwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officer (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and that a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."aGeneral newsPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:57:31 GMTVirgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:16:10 GMTDowney, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.MIKE CIDONI LENNOXeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:11:24 GMTHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.PETER ENAViGeneral newsIslamWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:03 GMTAP NewsBreak: Albuquerque police reforms ordered, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:38:22 GMT