FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 12:53:45 -0700US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in afternoon trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.STEVE ROTHWELLYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:50:14 GMTNavajo high court orders election postponed, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the nation's largest Indian reservation on Thursday ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegislationNational electionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:47 GMTHaitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsWages and salariesNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPersonnelBusinessInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryHaitiUnited StatesNew York CityCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaNew York, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:47 GMTHillary Clinton stumps for Gov. Cuomo in New York YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the stretch run of his re-election campaign with help Thursday from a boldfaced name who threatened to overshadow him on stage: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.BY JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:30:31 GMT4 more workers allege racial bias at Daimler plant, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has expanded its investigation into discrimination at the Portland truck-making plant of German automotive giant Daimler AG after four more employees came forward with allegations of racial harassment.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorporate newsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:53 GMTBerlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unions (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:05 GMTVideo shows bikers taunting California officer, Calif. (AP) — A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.aGeneral newsCaliforniaMilpitasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:10:05 GMTFeb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:03 GMTChampionship window might be closing for Thunder CITY (AP) — The future looks bright for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's unclear how long it will stay that way.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsSports transactionsSports businessOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:27:08 GMTTitans' Lewan expected to avoid assault case trial ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:03:46 GMT'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentOutsourcingLegislaturePersonnelBusinessCorporate newsNewnanGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:12 GMTPolice in Arizona: Girl left in car for hours dies, Ariz. (AP) — Police in southern Arizona say a 7-month-old girl died this week after being left in a car for up to eight hours before her father noticed her unconscious in the backseat.aGeneral newsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:35 GMTOptimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping YORK (AP) — Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals?ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessPersonal financeToysHoliday shoppingRecreation and leisureLifestyleShoppingHolidaysOccasions, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:30 GMTLawyer calls new OSU band allegations 'salacious', Ohio (AP) — An attorney for fired Ohio State University band director Jonathan Waters says he plans to "aggressively attack" the school's new allegations.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsHigher educationSchool administrationEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:43 GMTDiane Sawyer's mother dies at 94 in Louisville, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:31:40 GMT'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureVisual artsMusicPerforming artsEntertainment, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:47 GMTBorder deaths drop to 15-year low, Ariz. (AP) — The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsTucsonUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:16 GMTQuestions raised by UNC-Chapel Hill bogus courses, N.C. (AP) — A report detailing the academic and athletic scandal that has lingered over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raises a number of questions about what's next for the university and its athletics programs. Here's a look at some of the questions raised and what will happen next.EMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationSchool athleticsCollege sportsSchool administrationSports governanceFootballEducationSocial affairsCollege footballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesRaleighNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:13 GMTWhat to expect from your bond mutual fund YORK (AP) — Oh, right. Stability. That's what bond mutual funds are for.STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financePricesEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPersonal investingDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment policyStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:58 GMTWhite House fence jumper held without bond (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:13:47 GMTCassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mary Landrieu is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in Louisiana, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012 and where President Barack Obama remains highly unpopular.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:52:57 GMTCDC details new Ebola response and prep teams (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.MIKE STOBBEaHealthMunicipal governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesAtlantaDallasNorth AmericaGeorgiaTexas, 23 Oct 2014 19:17:55 GMTStocks surge as US companies report higher profits YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising sharply in afternoon trading, driven by big profit gains from U.S. companies.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:31 GMTComcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.htBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyCable televisionTelecommunicationsIndustriesTelevisionMediaCorporate stockCorporate newsProducts and services, 23 Oct 2014 19:20:28 GMTNew Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleVisual artsArt museumsSculptureCultural preservationPublic artMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelCulturesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:28 GMTAP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers.ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsDiplomacyParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsElectionsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastCairoNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:41 GMTParty committees spending $3M each day on House (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost $3.4 million every day — according to campaign finance summaries released Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsUnited States General ElectionPolitical partiesCampaignsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral elections, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:54 GMTBurns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMediaMovies, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:22 GMTAlleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty (AP) — A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeDopingLegal proceedingsSports governanceCrimeBaseballProfessional baseballLaw and orderMen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 19:30:12 GMTNew survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsLifestyleDomestic violenceSex in societyPublic opinionMedical researchViolenceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesHealth, 23 Oct 2014 19:11:52 GMTOfficials from Albania, Kosovo visit rival Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, describing the visit as a historic event.iGeneral newsInternational relationsKosovo WarGovernment and politicsYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestSerbiaAlbaniaBelgradeKosovoEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:14 GMTUS journalist returns home after Ebola recovery, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.aGeneral newsJournalistsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNews mediaMediaProvidenceRhode IslandLiberiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:37 GMTWarren running for president? 'I don't think so' (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tends to stick to the script when she's asked about a potential 2016 presidential campaign: "I am not running for president." So her latest response has touched off new speculation about her future.KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:39 GMTNew Jersey files defense of sports betting effort, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingGamblingGovernment regulationsNational courtsCourtsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSports businessRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsNational governmentsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:51:51 GMTFederer beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd round, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 19:20:03 GMTEbola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.SETH BORENSTEINwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceEnvironmental healthDiseases and conditionsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentInfectious diseasesPublic healthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:09 GMTDow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump YORK (AP) — Dow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 18:33:32 GMTNew mass grave evidence at Mladic trial (AP) — U.N. judges have ruled prosecutors may present evidence from a recently discovered mass grave against former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — a decision that will further delay a verdict at his war crimes trial.iGeneral newsWar crimesGenocidesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrest, 23 Oct 2014 18:45:39 GMTMan accused of threats: I'm not delusional, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he's delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God.PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMontgomeryAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:48:13 GMTCanada remembers soldier killed in attack (AP) — Canadians mourned the army reservist killed in a terrorist attack on Parliament Hill, with friends remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a devoted father so ready to make people smile that he was once known as the class clown.CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsLegislatureTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:31:49 GMTCompton among early leaders at Sea Island SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65. He was among three players tied for the early lead Thursday in the McGladrey Classic.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:53:39 GMT911 calls show chaos after Delaware tour bus crash, Del. (AP) — Emergency calls made by passengers and passing motorists capture the chaos, fear and confusion in the aftermath of a tour bus crash in Delaware that left three people dead.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccidentsTransportationFiresAccidents and disastersDelawareDoverPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Oct 2014 18:54:28 GMTBurrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestFort CollinsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:57:23 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the gunman who carried out the deadly attack on Canada's seat of government said Thursday that she is crying for the victims of the shooting rampage, not her son.JENNIFER PELTZROB GILLIESRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:34:37 GMTTech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndiaUnited StatesCaliforniaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:46:58 GMTOhio State: Fired band director was dishonest, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a female band member who reported sexual assault and had a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office that he never brought to investigators' attention, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsHigher educationWorkplace discriminationEducationLegal proceedingsSocial affairsLaw and orderPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSchool athleticsSportsEducation issuesGender issuesOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:47:03 GMTPolice: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete, Ariz. (AP) — Police in suburban Phoenix say officers shot a machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer.aGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:27 GMTSouth Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsIndictmentsAnimalsRhinocerosLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeMammalsMontgomeryAfricaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:33 GMTPalin backs independent candidate for governor, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin is supporting an independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.MARK THIESSENpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 18:40:24 GMTLebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees (AP) — Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastLebanon, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:21 GMT