FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:45:51 -0700Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e28d1e3aadc4fd1ab26da60cf8dd956LAS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e28d1e3aadc4fd1ab26da60cf8dd956Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:22:17 GMTThe meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood itemshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c79f83010380467898e449d331ae65ffWASHINGTON (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 leisurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c79f83010380467898e449d331ae65ffTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:57 GMTNY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slanderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d965d49648a4029b8857a72c866fd0aALBANY, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d965d49648a4029b8857a72c866fd0aTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:39 GMTDallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ffc4369452c4c1c81f5e5b75cd265b0DALLAS (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ffc4369452c4c1c81f5e5b75cd265b0Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:34 GMTSpanish woman free of Ebola, final tests showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d708c505779466e923840984ce98227MADRID (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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d708c505779466e923840984ce98227Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:27 GMTEbola causing spike in demand for hospital gearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dc859582a11449e92fda70f386996f4BALTIMORE (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dc859582a11449e92fda70f386996f4Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:14:31 GMTGoogle's music service adds mood to the mixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bb47d1ce41e4feda4e63bb96be0708aSAN 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 entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bb47d1ce41e4feda4e63bb96be0708aTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:01:14 GMTUS existing home sales rise in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b9043e2951e46238abf89cd410e95aeWASHINGTON (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 politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b9043e2951e46238abf89cd410e95aeTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:51:29 GMTNYC police looking into arrest of subway performerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/023ee9dbb5dd48e8bcdfaa3511b787b8NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/023ee9dbb5dd48e8bcdfaa3511b787b8Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:29:15 GMTHats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72a4ea013df48b090f64ea69c746e93KANSAS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b72a4ea013df48b090f64ea69c746e93Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:52:38 GMTPurple Heart found on playground to be returnedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42a0dbb1730144518b4774054b0cc627MANLIUS, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42a0dbb1730144518b4774054b0cc627Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:16 GMTJournalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a6416ef81c46e68b8077dbbf1ea2f0OMAHA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a6416ef81c46e68b8077dbbf1ea2f0Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:52 GMTGoogle's streaming music service adds mood to mixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bae5188302784b9c842846731cf707e3SAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bae5188302784b9c842846731cf707e3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:02:03 GMTTotal CEO killed in Moscow runway crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faa69f5f3d25475eb7b84a1f1a94395bMOSCOW (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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faa69f5f3d25475eb7b84a1f1a94395bTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:56 GMTRural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e5f0670b60c457dbecb461f6f10ecbcLong 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 AmericaNevadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e5f0670b60c457dbecb461f6f10ecbcTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:54:47 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/212e8e1685a9479bbcf298fe4bd615b0SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/212e8e1685a9479bbcf298fe4bd615b0Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:32:12 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5660027aa5f749d098267eef23bb43c1PRETORIA, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5660027aa5f749d098267eef23bb43c1Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:00:07 GMTLingering effects of subprime crisis in rural UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b625d0e13364fd78ae8a9be6d33265dMany 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 politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b625d0e13364fd78ae8a9be6d33265dTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:55:27 GMTNew Jersey nabs 11 reputed organized crime figureshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c44cdda2d69e44edb48c3faeb5dce4e8NEWARK, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c44cdda2d69e44edb48c3faeb5dce4e8Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:12:04 GMTWyoming legalizes same-sex marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00f74ae9b3c945d8a9f5acfb7cbcec74CHEYENNE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00f74ae9b3c945d8a9f5acfb7cbcec74Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:08:09 GMTRwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/946a293bfe6441b7958b2e28539a028dKIGALI, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/946a293bfe6441b7958b2e28539a028dTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:47 GMT'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers roomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f8ed682e8494f05bfc87599aad384e7NEW 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 programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f8ed682e8494f05bfc87599aad384e7Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:48:46 GMTStocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df60a0d78a9b4a1eb6bbd676f674b627NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df60a0d78a9b4a1eb6bbd676f674b627Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:15:47 GMTHong Kong students, officials talk but don't agreehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/621a57609d8549a795c112f4b0b4fff3HONG 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/621a57609d8549a795c112f4b0b4fff3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:00:40 GMTReview: Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore albumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c29e686b18b425884595e3c91c8e8a4Jessie Ware, "Tough Love" (Interscope)MELANIE J. SIMSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c29e686b18b425884595e3c91c8e8a4Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMTFight for Brazil's battleground state heats uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c606e8b0dd54121b03cde4f6659d21cBELO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c606e8b0dd54121b03cde4f6659d21cTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:18 GMTStaples investigating possible data breachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93654cfcc966461ea845395b78b012d3NEW 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 regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93654cfcc966461ea845395b78b012d3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:42:39 GMTNFL creates Sportsmanship Award for playershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b0e648a511544bfaf6012f701d59502NEW 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 footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b0e648a511544bfaf6012f701d59502Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:35:53 GMTJury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec472a03c6ca4195a93f00131662961fBOSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec472a03c6ca4195a93f00131662961fTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:17:14 GMTBritish man guilty in hammer attack on UAE womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc17783e58846db8d7c517484dcb9baLONDON (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 EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bc17783e58846db8d7c517484dcb9baTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:16:58 GMTLove, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest albumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe60fc5d59d249eabf0416f32fc48970BEVERLY 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 entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe60fc5d59d249eabf0416f32fc48970Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:37 GMTPilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02ff0460af504fd4801283339b6450f3ATLANTA (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02ff0460af504fd4801283339b6450f3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:26 GMTLawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc27a00c311944f8b7ae434c22bf6734HARTFORD, 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 fashionLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc27a00c311944f8b7ae434c22bf6734Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:43 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3da2f1cc05449b9aabd14ca604b867iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014:The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d3da2f1cc05449b9aabd14ca604b867Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:14 GMTAfghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c9d92dc766940468a20432c6d2892adKABUL, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c9d92dc766940468a20432c6d2892adTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:14:19 GMTSubmarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b8387cb901e41459551d1c7e66c3eceSTOCKHOLM (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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b8387cb901e41459551d1c7e66c3eceTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:02 GMTEU antitrust watchdog eyes DuPont, Honeywellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bfbc00839604ed292731d8f0645fcd3DOVER, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bfbc00839604ed292731d8f0645fcd3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:29:27 GMTWHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in Januaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf6f4a67097b4a83af40426881fe349dGENEVA (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf6f4a67097b4a83af40426881fe349dTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:42:03 GMTDiddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys' Black Ballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b63f12fba07e47edbff919ee37a29133NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b63f12fba07e47edbff919ee37a29133Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:31:32 GMTNewborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd1811b8a53448d95747babfa6a7486FRIDAY 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd1811b8a53448d95747babfa6a7486Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:40 GMTIran president pledges to back Iraq amid attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30075420fd0b4a8aaa392865acab84eaTEHRAN, 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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30075420fd0b4a8aaa392865acab84eaTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:28:40 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 31 US states last monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ec2e09e8aec487090283cae04baaae9WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ec2e09e8aec487090283cae04baaae9Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:53:33 GMTVA says it'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48bdd1caeca049818b842e0f6088c646ELMIRA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48bdd1caeca049818b842e0f6088c646Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:05 GMTWyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1d8455efe641989e7ca179bb95a02bCHEYENNE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1d8455efe641989e7ca179bb95a02bTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:18:21 GMTUS stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c562f71abfcb464fb5e8016e832b70e9NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c562f71abfcb464fb5e8016e832b70e9Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:50:45 GMTRock attack victim poised to return to Ohio homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cae7ce88c124a2c8c0b0b43aceb1804HARRISBURG, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cae7ce88c124a2c8c0b0b43aceb1804Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:19 GMTRobredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valenciahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66b5d954ac1444d6ae7a30aeb3e63675VALENCIA, 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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66b5d954ac1444d6ae7a30aeb3e63675Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:09 GMTMcDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd7b2e3d60248ca82cb5077a0ec15ccNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fd7b2e3d60248ca82cb5077a0ec15ccTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:26 GMTHomeland Security orders new screening for Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71fad67d67a74ed0a0cc443fa0fa7127WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71fad67d67a74ed0a0cc443fa0fa7127Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:39 GMTIn Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705de9f3df9242f2bffd2a9ae3c9c6ffBATON 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/705de9f3df9242f2bffd2a9ae3c9c6ffTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:07:01 GMT