FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 04:41:47 -0700Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's sportsWomen's soccerMen's sportsMen's soccerTelevision ratingsSoccerProfessional soccerCable televisionSummer Olympic gamesInternational soccerSports mediaTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:53 GMTAirstrikes target oil field in eastern Syria (AP) — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 09:02:49 GMTWhite House fence jumper charged with assault (AP) — The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsExtortion and threatsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:58 GMTActivists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500 (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as warplanes targeted an oil field in the eastern Deir el-Zour province near Iraq.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:42:41 GMTTunisia forces clash with militants, local killed, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry spokesman says police have carried out a pair of counter-terror operations, capturing two suspected militants in the deep south and surrounding a home near the capital.iGeneral newsTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 09:01:03 GMTTunisia militant shootout kills security officer, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 10:22:12 GMTThreat to break isolation in Liberia over food, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsLiberiaWest AfricaRwandaSierra LeoneGuineaAfricaEast Africa, 23 Oct 2014 09:38:40 GMTHighlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.The Associated PressfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:08 GMTOlesen, Wade share lead at Perth International, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaScotlandEnglandOceaniaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 11:23:35 GMTNorth Korea steps up Ebola measures, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsTravelLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:57 GMTEuropean economic survey in surprise improvement (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday helped shore up European markets following a run of disappointing news that raised the specter of another recession across the 18-country eurozone.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomyRecessions and depressionsEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 09:19:03 GMTSpanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday.fBusinessLabor economyEconomyTravelLeading economic indicatorsLifestyleMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:37:09 GMTEurope shares up, Asia down on business surveys (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEuropeJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:54 GMTCyprus president hospitalized in Brussels, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension, an official said Thursday.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCyprusWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:06:03 GMTRights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes, Philippines (AP) — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually abused by their employers but are often trapped in slave-like conditions because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:36 GMTChina, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaIranBeijingPersian GulfGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:40 GMTWatchdog: many countries fall short on bribe rules (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog says that several of the Group of 20 global economic powers are making little or no effort to enforce rules barring multinational companies from paying bribes abroad, and only Canada has improved significantly in the past year.iBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrime, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:26 GMTGuitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:57:02 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 newsCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:48:20 GMTMan leads police to pregnant girlfriend's body, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:57:14 GMTUSDA brings indoor plumbing to Alaska village, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementNatural resource managementAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:09:07 GMTChina opposes sending North Korea to int'l court (AP) — China said Thursday it was against referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court, dimming chances that its longtime ally will face additional scrutiny over its dismal and well-documented system of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:33:46 GMTClarification: Turkey-Islamic State-Istanbul story (AP) — In a story Oct. 17, The Associated Press reported that the owner of a bookstore in Istanbul that sells pins bearing the emblem of the Islamic State group said jihadists should not be classified as terrorists. The story should have specified that Osman Akyildiz said he does not support the Islamic State militants' campaign of beheadings.iGeneral newsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:10:32 GMTNK experts: US must apologize to free detainees, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMTTax settlement boosts Comcast 3rd-quarter results 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.fBusinessCable televisionTelevisionMediaProducts and servicesCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 11:05:39 GMTHouse Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical partiesCampaignsPolitical organizations, 23 Oct 2014 09:08:48 GMTTesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelCorporate governanceCorporate crimeCrimeFraud and false statementsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:56 GMTRwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthRwandaKenyaEast AfricaSpainGuineaLiberiaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:17 GMTCorporate giants funding state ballot initiatives (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.PHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsCorporate newsConsumer protection and advocacySpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsFinancial servicesIndustriesCampaignsConsumer products and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMTInvestigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash (AP) — Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:15:14 GMTEuropean authorities aim to purge weak banks, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEuropeGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 10:22:47 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityEnvironmental concernsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryGovernment and politicsPolandEuropeWarsawEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 11:31:50 GMTJessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA ISLAND, China (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 08:55:09 GMTNoteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed:The Associated PresshtBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyWashingtonAlaskaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:06:40 GMTGM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America (AP) — General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:50 GMTCredit Suisse Q3 profit more than doubles (AP) — Credit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.JOHN HEILPRINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 08:57:35 GMTExclusive election body at heart of HK protests KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.JACK CHANGKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsLocal electionsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMTAlbania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia, Serbia (AP) — Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAlbaniaSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:03 GMTConfusion over future of Caterham F1 team (AP) — Confusion surrounds the future of struggling Formula One team Caterham amid a legal dispute between the old and new owners.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:36:20 GMTZuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.DIDI TANGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:06:48 GMTDancing priests become Internet sensation (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.TRICIA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:04 GMTBoy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:41 GMTCanada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMTSeparatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:45 GMTCyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies, Cyprus (AP) — The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCyprusLebanonWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:24 GMTNew trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMTChina's ruling party pushes for better judiciary (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concludes its annual meeting.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:17:00 GMTPolice: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, police said.ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsNationalismPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 09:29:02 GMTKvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 09:17:43 GMTKvitova beats Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at WTA Finals (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, further eroding the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:37 GMT