FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 05:29:32 -0700Christie: 3 questions drive decision on campaign (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 01 Oct 2014 11:49:01 GMTProtesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's embattled leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.KELVIN CHANLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 09:26:50 GMTPhilippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family, Philippines (AP) — An official says the Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth.iGeneral newsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 11:20:41 GMTWife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:25:55 GMTPhilippines won't send troops to unclear mission, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were attacked by Syrian insurgents.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsCivil warsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestArmed forcesGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 11:40:54 GMTJapan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50 (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."EMILY WANGKEN MORITSUGUiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:10:31 GMTGLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:01 GMTJeter launches site to connect athletes to fans YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans.NEKESA MUMBI MOODYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentSports mediaNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMTUN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:43:51 GMTSpanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.MAURICIO MUNOZiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCavesEnvironment and naturePeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 09:28:36 GMTJudge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror plot, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted last year of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:13 GMTFormer NATO chief opens strategic consultancy (AP) — Ex-NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is opening a consultancy in Denmark to give strategic advice to governments, organizations and corporations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 01 Oct 2014 11:10:05 GMTWorld's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."EMILY WANGKEN MORITSUGUhtGeneral newsTechnologyWorld War IIEventsJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:44 GMTAt Paris show, carmakers look to better times (AP) — European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.GREG KELLERiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobile showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 11:06:50 GMTIreland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims say they have found the remains of a body during a month-long search of bogland.iGeneral newsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 11:34:24 GMTPennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility and later died.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:51:20 GMTGlobal stocks mixed after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests.JOE McDONALDfBusinessManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsEconomyProtests and demonstrationsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsHong KongJapanThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:21 GMT7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries.iGeneral newsSmugglingArrestsCounterfeiting and forgeryCrimeLaw and orderGreeceThessalonikiCyprusWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 10:45:56 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsWar and unrestUkraineKievMoscowDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeRussia, 01 Oct 2014 11:17:55 GMTPakistan lawyer: British man on death row attacked (AP) — A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan has asked authorities to keep his client in hospital after he was wounded by a prison guard.iGeneral newsCrimePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:48:36 GMTPro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:05:21 GMTKvitova, Venus rematch set at China Open (AP) — Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 08:54:10 GMTGeneral Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs YORK (AP) — General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.fBusinessLayoffsPersonnelNew YorkUnited StatesLodiNorth AmericaCalifornia, 01 Oct 2014 11:33:04 GMTUK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 12:11:12 GMTSyrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducation, 01 Oct 2014 10:51:35 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 newsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:55:54 GMTBodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying a weekend autumn hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.EMILY WANGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsVolcanoesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:12:59 GMTNATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of (AP) — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaNorwayMoscowEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 09:23:29 GMTGermany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault (AP) — The joint venture making the Eurofighter plane said Wednesday that it was managing a problem discovered with the fuselage after Germany's military suspended deliveries of the plane.DANICA KIRKAGEIR MOULSONiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsGermanyUnited KingdomEuropeSaudi ArabiaWestern EuropeMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 12:07:55 GMTFire damages several buildings in Atlantic City CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind-blown multi-alarm fire has damaged several buildings in Atlantic City just steps from the resort's boardwalk, and officials say two buildings have partially collapsed, but no injuries have been reported.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 10:17:06 GMTProtesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.JOANNA CHIUKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational incidentsLabor issuesGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 11:46:48 GMTChrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September (AP) — Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Oct 2014 12:01:03 GMTOfficial: School blasts kill 17, including 10 kids (AP) — A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs.ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 11:02:16 GMTMcIlroy backing Clarke for next European captain ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy is backing Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain for Europe.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEurope, 01 Oct 2014 09:43:57 GMTUK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate (AP) — British prosecutors have dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestUnited KingdomCubaWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMTFrance's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts (AP) — France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.SYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment financeNational governmentsFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 11:51:05 GMT3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22 CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 12:15:27 GMTReports: Blasts in central Syria cause casualties (AP) — Syrian activists say two explosions have struck near a school in the central city of Homs, causing casualties, including among children.iGeneral newsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:37 GMTTimeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who flew into Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:The Associated PressaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditions, 01 Oct 2014 11:50:09 GMTNew Polish premier wants more US military presence, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandCrimeaEuropeUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:36:10 GMTReport: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture (AP) — Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners.iGeneral newsActs of tortureMilitary legal affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSpainMadridIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 11:28:43 GMTMcIlroy ready to get back to work ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The photo went viral on Twitter, Rory McIlroy wearing a mini-kilt and red wig and nothing else as Europe celebrated another Ryder Cup victory.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupMen's sportsGolfEventsEurope, 01 Oct 2014 11:48:50 GMTKaradzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war, and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsBosnian WarWar crimesLegal proceedingsGenocidesInternational lawYugoslav WarsEventsLaw and orderWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 08:56:19 GMTFla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood, police said.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:55:12 GMTAPNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsViolent crimeNazismCrimeThe HolocaustGovernment and politicsEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:15 GMTSaudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsIslamMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 08:49:33 GMTBomb explodes outside Spanish town hall (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry is blaming an outlawed separatist group for a bomb explosion outside a town hall in the northwestern region of Galicia.iGeneral newsBombingsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 11:10:51 GMTIslamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria (AP) — Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 09:39:26 GMTSteinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentViolenceCorruption in sportsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 11:52:52 GMTTaiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsDemocracyGovernment and politicsNationalismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaHong KongTaiwanEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 11:55:49 GMT