FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2014 22:23:25 -0700Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.NICK PERRYiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNew ZealandOceania, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:38 GMTSurvey shows media differences due to politics YORK (AP) — Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismLiberalismMedia, 21 Oct 2014 04:07:31 GMTWorld Series: How the Giants and Royals match up position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoKansas CityWisconsinOaklandSt. LouisButlerPittsburghCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 01:35:04 GMTFew hopes of success in Hong Kong talks KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given vast differences between the two sides.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 05:14:04 GMTFormer Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsParliamentary electionsObituariesDiplomacyLegislatureElectionsAustraliaSydneyCanberraOceania, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:41 GMTStanding ovation at Met Opera despite protest YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentJudaismTerrorismPerforming artsReligionSocial affairsWar and unrest, 21 Oct 2014 03:56:04 GMTKansas governor, challenger discuss gay marriage, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansState governmentsMarriageGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:54:46 GMTAP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana (AP) — In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.iGeneral newsMen's wrestlingWrestlingMen's sportsSportsCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 04:03:26 GMTMayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107 YORK (AP) — Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night.ADRY TORRESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:46:11 GMTReview: Apple Pay in action YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 04:53:40 GMTCDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.MIKE STOBBEEMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 21 Oct 2014 02:55:14 GMTPlumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.MICHAEL SCOTTOsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBrooklynPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 03:36:22 GMTPorn production moratorium ends after testing ANGELES (AP) — A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentAdult entertainmentSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 21 Oct 2014 02:44:59 GMTMillsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-114 in overtime in an exhibition game on Monday night.CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:37:44 GMTAP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.aGeneral newsSalmonAgricultureIndustriesBusinessFishAnimalsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:55:32 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.The Associated PressaKidnappingCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsViolent crimeGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsUnited StatesIsraelSparksNorth AmericaMiddle EastNevada, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:50 GMTAmerica says no to cappuccino potato chips YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:47:18 GMTTotal oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash (AP) — The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesMoscowFranceRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 02:33:45 GMTChina's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:28 GMT'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsLifestylePetsForensicsCriminal investigationsSearch and rescue effortsDogsCrimeLegal proceedingsScienceViolent crimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaKiribatiUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceania, 21 Oct 2014 05:10:40 GMTPoliticians join protest outside Met over opera YORK (AP) — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentGovernment and politicsJudaismTerrorismPerforming artsReligionSocial affairsWar and unrest, 21 Oct 2014 01:56:59 GMTA list of merchants taking Apple Pay than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMTRoss, Hutchinson get final digs in on tax cuts ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Monday night as the two ex-congressmen running for Arkansas governor squared off in their fourth and final televised debate.ANDREW DeMILLOpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGovernment programsState governmentsLegislatureCampaignsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsArkansasLittle RockJonesboroUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:59:06 GMTSteelers rally for 24-13 halftime lead over Texans (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger had touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell on each side of a scoring toss from Antonio Brown to Lance Moore on a gadget play, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally to a 24-13 halftime lead over the Houston Texans on Monday night.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 02:23:44 GMTAP PHOTOS: DE LA RENTA'S CREATIONS OVER THE YEARS YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 04:29:22 GMTCalifornia mayor resigns after injury car crash, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsPolitical resignationsAccidentsCheerleadingCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsReckless endangermentAccidents and disastersTransportationSportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:41:42 GMTTaliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 04:09:09 GMTNugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win, Alberta (AP) — Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaEdmontonCanadaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 04:32:06 GMTDemocrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentState legislatureElectionsGovernment and politicsCampaignsMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPersonnelBusinessState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsUnited StatesChicagoIllinoisAlaskaArkansasNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:16:20 GMTGardner outraises Udall as voting begins (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner is outraising Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and has more than triple the incumbent's cash on hand in the final days of the campaign, according to reports from both sides of the race.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsVotingLegislatureColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:13:10 GMTSteelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 (AP) — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:40 GMTVideo shows rescuer carrying man from burning home, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in central California and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsFiresAccidents and disastersFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:50:03 GMTChina economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.IAN MADERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 04:06:33 GMTIllinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.SOPHIA TAREENSARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsInternational relationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCampaignsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:06:03 GMTUS tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying (AP) — The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsWomen's sports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccer2014 FIFA World CupSoccerProfessional soccerEventsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsHaitiUnited StatesCaribbeanGuatemalaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 21 Oct 2014 03:02:53 GMTTerror suspect wants details of case against him (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment surveillanceGovernment programsTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceLaw and orderPolitical issuesWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseNational securityDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:27:30 GMTAsian stocks meander after China growth slows (AP) — Asian stock markets shrugged off China's weakest economic growth in five years, finding a silver lining in the fact it didn't slow as much as feared.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic growthCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Oct 2014 02:50:13 GMTAP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 04:33:22 GMTAmazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal YORK (AP) — and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster.HILLEL ITALIEfBusinessArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 01:51:29 GMTNo bail for man in Washington shooting spree, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities has been ordered held without bail after a brief court appearance Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:14:21 GMTIrving scores 28 as Cavs beat Bulls 107-98, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballColumbusIllinoisOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:36:20 GMTPolice say they might have spotted ambush suspect shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrime, 21 Oct 2014 03:16:31 GMTPanama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption CITY (AP) — A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 03:03:55 GMTDriver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car Monday in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.SEAN FARRELLROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecMontrealNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:58:32 GMTSpurs rally to beat Kings 106-99 ANTONIO (AP) — Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:32:19 GMTMavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies (AP) — Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis scored 14 points each to lead seven Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:17:46 GMTDavis scores 14 in Pelicans' win over Wizards (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 01:50:29 GMTAP NewsAlert YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.aGeneral newsFashion designCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 02:53:24 GMTSteelers lead Texans 24-13 through 3 quarters (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger had touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell on each side of a scoring toss from Antonio Brown to Lance Moore on a gadget play, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-13 lead over the Houston Texans heading into the fourth quarter on Monday night.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballPittsburghTexasPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:45:37 GMTEastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle KNOB, Ky. (AP) — Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureEnergy and the environmentGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureKentuckyUnited StatesHarlanNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:56:12 GMT