FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 05:58:11 -0700Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 30 Oct 2014 11:28:33 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenGaza StripEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:52 GMTViral video documents New York street harassment YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:15:52 GMTUkraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be at an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowKievBrusselsEuropeEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:23:19 GMTProtesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters surged passed police lines Thursday and broke into Burkina Faso's parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:27 GMTAmid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:48 GMTShell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementFinancial performanceCorporate newsPersonnelNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:34:02 GMTStocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:48:31 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:02 GMTApplications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000 (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:19 GMTMarlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:22 GMTLenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit (AP) — Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.fBusinessTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:27 GMTMalala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.iGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:31 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:02 GMTN. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessLifestyleNorth KoreaAfricaPyongyangEast AsiaWest AfricaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:39:25 GMTPiano maker Steinway moving to new Manhattan site YORK (AP) — Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:31 GMTZambian president dies after long illness, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader in continental sub-Saharan Africa since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.NOEL SICHALWECHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesNational electionsElectionsUnited KingdomZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaSouth AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 10:53:38 GMTEx-coach: Ending season over hazing 'overreaction', Pa. (AP) — The championship-winning former football coach at a Philadelphia-area high school rocked by hazing allegations says canceling the rest of the season was an "overzealous, knee jerk, overreaction."aGeneral newsSportsCoachingFootballDoylestownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:19 GMTVolkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says that net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company sees continuing sales growth in China and Europe.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:03 GMTLufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015, Germany (AP) — German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has lowered its profit forecast for 2015 over concerns that the global economy may experience a downturn next year.fBusinessEconomic outlookEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:02 GMTHawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:06 GMTSouth Africans mourn sport deaths (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsWomen's boxingInternational soccerObituariesFunerals and memorial servicesMen's soccerSoccerBoxingWomen's sportsMen's sportsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:34 GMTBarclays sets aside $805 million in rigging probe (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second biggest bank by assets, set aside 500 million pounds ($805 million) on Thursday to cover possible penalties amid international probes into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:02 GMTMilosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia.iGeneral newsSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:11 GMTBrutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment pensions and social securitySeniorsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessUkraineDonetskEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:22 GMTTom Dugan: The man behind the man who hunted Nazis YORK (AP) — Tom Dugan's favorite review of his work wasn't in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play "Wiesenthal."MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentThe HolocaustNazismEventsPerforming artsEntertainmentGovernment and politics, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:55 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state (AP) — Sweden's new government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state at a time of increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesSwedenIsraelJerusalemEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:03 GMTUS economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3 (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:11 GMTReview: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMTUN chief criticizes female genital mutilation, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.iGeneral newsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesKenyaAfricaEast Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:31:23 GMTImage of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in western India. Hundreds of thousands of camels, horses and cattle from all over northern and western India are bought and sold at the annual fair in the town 325 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of New Delhi. Hindus come during the fair to take a dip in Pushkar Lake, which they believe washes away their sins. They also offer prayers to the god Bramha — who Hindus believe created the universe. Pushkar is home to the only temple where he is worshipped.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 12:43:33 GMTIsraeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsReligious strifeRiotsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsPoliceViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMTUK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.iGeneral newsSperm donationSexual and reproductive healthHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:36:08 GMTRoyals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.DAVE SKRETTAaGeneral newsMLB World SeriesBaseballSportsProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CitySan FranciscoMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:41 GMTMasterCard thrives in 3Q as Americans spend again, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's third-quarter net income rose thanks to continued volume growth as Americans grow more confident about the economy and appear less hesitant to use credit cards.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 30 Oct 2014 12:47:52 GMTBumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsMissouriKansas CitySt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 11:43:32 GMTUS economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending (AP) — US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyInternational tradeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:25 GMTBerdych reaches quarterfinals at Paris Masters (AP) — Tomas Berdych stayed on course for qualifying for the ATP finals for the fifth straight year by beating Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:55 GMTGerman 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:29 GMTSyrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:42:05 GMTAP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey's role, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser has accused Turkey of committing "aggression" against her country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:43 GMTInbee Park, Shanshan Feng share Taiwan lead, Taiwan (AP) — Top-ranked Inbee Park birdied five of the last seven holes Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:56:15 GMTApplications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low.wBusinessGeneral newsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:47 GMTWanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentExtraditionLaw and orderPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:33 GMTTim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGays and lesbiansGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:04:59 GMTPeshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:21 GMTUK court says Libyan can sue over rendition (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLibyaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:01 GMTReporter's family urges Iran to release him, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsNewspapersJournalistsNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIranUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 GMTKarlberg leads CIMB Classic by 2 strokes LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rikard Karlberg of Sweden birdied his last two holes for a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the CIMB Classic.CHRIS LINESsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:08 GMTFrance's Levy leads BMW Masters in China (AP) — France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.sSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsChinaFranceShanghaiEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:05 GMT