FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Sep 2014 04:49:47 -0700Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found, Ark. (AP) — Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave at a concrete company early Tuesday, and a man arrested in connection with her kidnapping is expected to be charged in the death, authorities said.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesMaterials industryArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 11:10:55 GMTNicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death (AP) — Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebritySydneySingaporeAustraliaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:10 GMTWildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsLifestyleSciencePetsAnimalsWildlifeEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentLondonEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 11:34:56 GMTAfghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 11:00:13 GMTSharapova rolls into third round at China Open (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic advanced with ease at the China Open on Tuesday, while Agnieszka Radwanska's late-season slump continued with another early loss.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsChinaBeijingWuhanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:16 GMTNews Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million YORK (AP) — News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyOnline news mediaOnline shoppingOwnership changesCorporate newsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProfessional servicesOnline mediaMediaNews mediaShoppingLifestyle, 30 Sep 2014 11:31:21 GMTHong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:40 GMTPayPal to separate from eBay in 2015 JOSE, Calif. (AP) — PayPal is splitting from EBay Inc. and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 30 Sep 2014 11:22:04 GMTSecret Service head faces questions on WH breach (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.ALICIA A. CALDWELLJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:13:30 GMTFamilies wait in agony for word on Ebola patients, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 11:01:31 GMTBrown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsState legislatureMaterials industryIndustriesLegislatureState governmentsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:03:33 GMTAfghanistan, US sign security pact allowing US forces to remain in country past end of year, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan, US sign security pact allowing US forces to remain in country past end of year.iGeneral newsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 10:46:36 GMTViagra ads target women for 1st time, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.LINDA A. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthErectile dysfunctionMedicationPatentsMen's healthMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsSexual and reproductive healthDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesDiagnosis and treatmentIntellectual property, 30 Sep 2014 10:20:53 GMTThai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:31:52 GMT3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.JULIE CARR SMYTHlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationPhilanthropic foundationsState legislatureEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesPhilanthropyLegislatureState governmentsOhioFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:15:52 GMTColorado high court considers pot firing case (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.SADIE GURMANaBusinessGeneral newsMedical marijuanaCorporate legal affairsRecreational drug laws and regulationsLegal proceedingsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsColoradoWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:24 GMTHK leader says China adamant; students seek talks KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestDemocracyGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 11:36:54 GMTEurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low (AP) — Inflation across the 18 countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, official figures showed Tuesday, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures.PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 30 Sep 2014 09:38:45 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 newsGovernment and politicsBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:48:30 GMTBill allows families to seek gun restraining order, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill that faces a Tuesday deadline for action.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsGun politicsLegislationState legislatureViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:10:15 GMTIto upsets top seed Wawrinka at Japan Open (AP) — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 10:53:21 GMTObama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesUruguayCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaSouth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:12:25 GMTQuotations in the News"The president and the first lady, like all parents, are concerned about the safety of their children, but the president and first lady also have confidence in the men and women of the Secret Service to do a very important job." — White House spokesman Josh Earnest, commenting on reports that the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Sep 2014 07:02:26 GMTUS-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey (AP) — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has struck targets of the Islamic State group near a besieged Kurdish town along Syria's border with Turkey.iGeneral newsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 10:56:26 GMT25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West (AP) — A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPragueCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:06 GMTIto upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open (AP) — Japanese wildcard entry Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 08:41:52 GMTChina approves iPhone 6 after security assurances (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.htBusinessTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsGovernment and politicsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 09:45:45 GMTChiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:03:07 GMTMore and more French joining Mideast jihad (AP) — France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying that justifies a tough new anti-terrorist law adopted this month.iGeneral newsFranceMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 08:20:56 GMTIndia boxing team protests scoring at Asian Games, South Korea (AP) — India has lodged a protest against the outcome of an Asian Games semifinal bout after judges awarded a unanimous decision to South Korea's Park Ji-na over L.Sarita Devi in the 60-kilogram division, sparking loud verbal abuse from sections of the crowd and condemnation from a coach.C.RAJSHEKHAR RAOsSportsBoxing2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesEventsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 11:31:57 GMTGlobal stocks mostly higher after US declines (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries.JOE McDONALDfBusinessProtests and demonstrationsEconomyWar and unrestFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsHong KongChinaThailandJapanBangkokSoutheast AsiaUkraineGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 08:20:41 GMTSC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 08:44:13 GMTVideo, photos give jurors view of Auburn slaying, Ala. (AP) — Video and photos are giving jurors a grisly view of the shooting that killed two former Auburn University football players more than two years ago.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeFootballLaw and orderCollege footballCollege sportsAuburnOpelikaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 08:11:08 GMTRachel is barely a tropical storm in Pacific (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rachel is barely a tropical storm and is forecast to keep weakening over the Pacific off Mexico's coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Sep 2014 09:07:13 GMTAustralian police arrest 1 in counterterror raids, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:10 GMTUS Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 11:36:15 GMTAlbania borrows $150 million to improve power grid, Albania (AP) — The World Bank is lending Albania $150 million (€118 million) to help overhaul its dysfunctional state-run power sector and pay for electricity imports from other Balkan states.iBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryFinancial servicesAlbaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 10:10:05 GMTEU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits (AP) — Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed forward with an inquiry into Apple's overseas tax practices.JUERGEN BAETZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsState governmentsEuropeIrelandUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 11:11:42 GMTEBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay to split PayPal business off into separate company next year.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 30 Sep 2014 11:03:10 GMTVirginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsForensicsCriminal investigationsMissing personsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 11:34:11 GMTUK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism (AP) — Britain's interior minister has proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws.iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 11:37:35 GMTCar crash damages Poland's famous Solidarity wall, Poland (AP) — Polish police say a car crash has knocked down a historic wall that unemployed electrician Lech Walesa jumped over in 1980 to lead a Gdansk shipyard strike that grew into the country's massive Solidarity freedom movement.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsPolandGdanskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 10:57:25 GMTSen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:14:48 GMTIraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts — forcing residents to fend for themselves.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIraqMiddle East, 30 Sep 2014 10:58:14 GMTRoyal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year.fBusinessUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Sep 2014 08:34:40 GMTIslamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks (AP) — Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital say they reject the United Nations' call for a cease-fire.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesIslamismGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Sep 2014 11:06:09 GMTAustralia says man sent money to American in Syria, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsWar and unrestLaw and orderMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 30 Sep 2014 08:33:12 GMTChinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.PENG PENGJACK CHANGiGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesTravelEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironment and natureLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentChinaVietnamEast AsiaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 30 Sep 2014 07:17:11 GMTIran to help Lebanon army fight extremists (AP) — Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups, a visiting senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBeirutTehranSyriaLebanonIranMiddle East, 30 Sep 2014 10:24:11 GMTObama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid lingering concerns that the close ties the two democracies once enjoyed have lost their luster.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsIndiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Sep 2014 07:17:00 GMT