FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 10:10:45 -0700Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees (AP) — The Lebanese government says the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases.iGeneral newsLebanonMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:55 GMTUS: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessFinancial servicesIraqSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 16:56:02 GMTUS stocks jump following strong corporate earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in midday 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 depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:45 GMTWhite House fence jumper charged with assault (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsExtortion and threatsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMTWoman who stabbed pencils in eyes sues over photo ANGELES (AP) — A woman who stabbed pencils in her eyes during a suicide attempt is suing Los Angeles County, claiming her photo was snapped at a hospital and went viral online.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:05:44 GMTSenators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:29:51 GMTMaine man's ashes launched into space, Maine (AP) — A Maine mother who's using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet: to space.aGeneral newsSpace launchesMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:31:13 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 medical 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 politicsElectionsMedical marijuanaMid-term electionsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:05 GMTMassive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsHigher educationCollege sportsSchool guidance counselingMen's basketballBasketballSports governanceCollege basketballFootballMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsCollege footballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:01:44 GMTNew Mexico wants renowned artist's home recognized, N.M. (AP) — The larger-than-life works of public art created by sculptor Luis Jimenez are on display in cities across the United States. He's credited with helping transform the definition of public art and open the door for other Mexican-American artists.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsLifestylePublic artVisual artsArts and entertainmentNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:26:05 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.iGeneral newsMarriageChristianityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligionItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:30 GMTParents' email expresses grief over Ottawa killing following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 23 Oct 2014 16:23:04 GMTCoach fired over watermelon celebration is rehired, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school football coach has been reinstated after his firing over postgame celebrations that officials said had racial overtones, with players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsHigh school footballFootballCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:27:55 GMTMotown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:44 GMTGOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsLegislature2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral elections, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:36 GMTHaitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak have asked a New York judge to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let their lawsuit proceed.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHaitiUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:59 GMTPolice employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.htGeneral newsRiotsLaw enforcement technologyPolitical and civil unrestTechnologyKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:11 GMTMan faces new charges after forced labor case ends (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.aGeneral newsForced laborCrimeNational courtsCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMichiganDetroitUnited StatesTogoNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMTCDC details new Ebola response and prep teams (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified.MIKE STOBBEaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:08:24 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 televisionTelevisionMediaProducts and servicesCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:42 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:13 GMTPlea deal in FAMU case is off the table, Fla. (AP) — A plea deal that was contemplated by one of the four defendants facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major is off the table.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairs, 23 Oct 2014 16:23:54 GMTPennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body (AP) — The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago.aGeneral newsSportsTrack and fieldNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:00 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAMIKE CORDERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEnvironmental policyEconomyClimateEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsCorporate newsAir qualityUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPolandWarsawEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 16:21:25 GMTFuel costs ease, US airline profits soar (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsEconomyLeisure travelTravelLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:44:06 GMTProsecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:30:15 GMTHillary Clinton supports Cuomo for NY governor YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term.BY JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsNational electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:44 GMTFamily of abused boy wants GOP ad pulled PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding the removal of a Republican television ad that uses her grandson's case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:28:44 GMTSenators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis (AP) — Two Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismLegislationLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:26 GMTJudge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthAthlete injuriesCollege sportsWomen's sportsHead injuriesNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessInjuriesHealthNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:37 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 16:12:39 GMTFrench moving troops toward Libyan border (AP) — France is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region, a top French military official said Thursday.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceNigerLibyaMaliParisMiddle EastWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth Africa, 23 Oct 2014 16:00:49 GMTRoyal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe (AP) — British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:15's EZ form not for legal immigrants (AP) —'s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsImmigrationAccess to health careImmigration policyHispanicsRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsHealth issuesGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:32 GMTParents' email to AP expresses grief over shooting following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:32 GMTAP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor is calling for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, saying violence will not be tolerated in his city.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIsraelJerusalemPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:05 GMTFamily of abused boy wants GOP ads pulled PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death has spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding that the state Republican Party take down a new television ad that uses the case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCampaignsPolitical organizationsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:55:07 GMTNFL, MLB player John 'Bull' Bramlett dies at 73, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.aGeneral newsSportsObituariesFootballProfessional baseballProfessional footballBaseballMen's sportsTennesseeMemphisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMTPuma helps drive Kering's Q3 sales (AP) — Kering, the company Saint Laurent couture and Puma streetwear, says revenue grew 3.3 percent in the third quarter even as its Gucci brand continued to see sales slump.iBusinessGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:13 GMTNokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.MATTI HUUHTANENhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsHelsinkiFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 16:35:37 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.BENJAMIN SHINGLERRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:54:51 GMTRaonic beats Young to reach Swiss Indoors quarters, Switzerland (AP) — Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada hit 23 aces, including on match point, to beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:38 GMTDelta plane clips smaller jet at Minnesota airport (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:53 GMTTax trial for 'The Situation' set for December, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:37 GMTFamily releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:53 GMTCorrection: Earns-McDonald's story YORK (AP) — In an Oct. 21 story about McDonald's third-quarter earnings results, The Associated Press reported that a TV station in China showed one of the company's suppliers repackaging expired meat. The story should have said the station showed the supplier repackaging meat that was alleged to be expired. The claim has not been publicly confirmed by the government or the supplier.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:08 GMTSwiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume' eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.The Associated PressaGeneral newsPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyle, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:51 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 kept a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsHigher educationWorkplace discriminationEducationSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSchool athleticsSportsEducation issuesGender issuesOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:07 GMTRaces for governor carry 2016 implications (AP) — Republicans looking for early clues to the 2016 elections might find some in this year's governor races.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsMid-term elections, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:39 GMTDriver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy ANGELES (AP) — An ice cream truck ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:10 GMT