FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:43 -0700Mets strike back at ex-exec's discrimination suit YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsWorkplace discriminationPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:38:37 GMTRaonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 31 Oct 2014 20:46:03 GMTKansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office has argued that a federal court should not weigh in on the state's gay marriage ban until the Kansas Supreme Court has reviewed it.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:07:19 GMTGeorgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters (AP) — With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority.BILL BARROWGARY D. ROBERTSONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansState legislatureVotingLegislaturePolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsState governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth CarolinaAtlantaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:00:14 GMT2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceArrestsVolcanoesLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:45:55 GMTAP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMTOrange fever reins again at Giants victory parade FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.PAUL ELIASKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesBaseballGovernment and politicsProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:08:45 GMTCubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — Cubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager.sSports, 31 Oct 2014 21:00:02 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:18:52 GMTAIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations, N.Y. (AP) — Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries did business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:26:11 GMTWitness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert, Calif. (AP) — Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other.BRIAN MELLEYJUSTIN PRITCHARDhtTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew MexicoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:10:21 GMTMedicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.wGovernment and politicsHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceLegislationDeath and dyingGovernment programsPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislature, 31 Oct 2014 21:30:04 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHtTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeEmergency managementLegislationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsProfessional servicesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:03:05 GMTEx-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92 (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.CURT ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsIndiaVero BeachFloridaSouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:40:27 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsKidnappingMissing personsCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsLaw and orderViolent crimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:07:45 GMTFeds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:08:27 GMT4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and three children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:17:52 GMTJudge rejects attempt to isolate nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 21:52:07 GMTMurder charge dropped in prayer group death CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:54:26 GMTPeshmerga fighters enter Syrian border, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 20:48:46 GMTSuarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:14:03 GMTMilwaukee chief: Union vote is political move (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsPoliceLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:36:10 GMTSuspected ETA member arrested in Germany (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.iGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGermanySpainFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:06:50 GMTSlain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:42:37 GMTWallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks (AP) — With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.CARLA K. JOHNSONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentWeatherChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:18:56 GMTJury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:18:49 GMTColumn: Seminoles a team everyone loves to hate it. You're rooting against Florida State.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsCoachingFootballFloridaTallahasseeMiamiLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaKentucky, 31 Oct 2014 22:29:03 GMTHamilton tops practice at US Grand Prix, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest times in Friday's two practice sessions at the U.S. Grand Prix, but abandoned the second session with about 10 minutes to go to deal with engine problems.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:55:05 GMTCanada restricts visas amid Ebola scare (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksTravel healthPassports and visasTravel laws and regulationsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesImmigrationDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthInternational relationsTravelLifestyleGovernment regulationsLung diseaseTravel safetySocial issuesSocial affairsCanadaOntarioAfricaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaTorontoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:16:43 GMTFormer Fla. Congressman has drug record expunged (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, has had his record expunged.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrime, 31 Oct 2014 21:54:32 GMTCubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria (AP) — Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:27:47 GMTJudge denies former NBA player's fraud appeal, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected a former NBA player's appeal of his fraud conviction.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsSports governanceCrimeLaw and orderCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsPersonal investingPersonal financeReal estateNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTrenton, 31 Oct 2014 21:39:16 GMTPainted faces at parks need painstaking removal LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsNational parksVisual artsSocial mediaVandalismEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelArts and entertainmentOnline mediaMediaCrimeUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:12:17 GMTSpacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.BRIAN MELLEYJUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew MexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:34:20 GMTJohnson: New title format 'has seemed bizarre' WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson says NASCAR's new championship format has "seemed bizarre," but the eliminated six-time champion knows he has to think about the big picture for racing.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:29:42 GMTMostly treats, no tricks at White House Halloween (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:25:02 GMTStudents isolated as expulsion alternative (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.STEVEN K. PAULSONaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationState governmentsEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesSchool administrationGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:19:34 GMTSharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:02:59 GMTOhio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsChristianityGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsNorth KoreaOhioUnited StatesDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:34 GMTHawks' home opener against Pacers is a sellout (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hope a sellout in Saturday night's home opener against Indiana will show the team is moving past offseason controversies in ownership and management.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaTorontoGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Oct 2014 21:38:28 GMTEx-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:32 GMTNYPD's highest ranking black official quits YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:17:07 GMTAfter murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:00 GMTEarly votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits? (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.DAVID ESPOpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsCampaignsVotingPolitical partiesState governmentsLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical fundraisingDistrict of ColumbiaGeorgiaIowaUnited StatesArkansasWisconsinKansasRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:24:32 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.LARRY NEUMEISTERhtGeneral newsTechnologyFraud and false statementsComputer crimeCorporate legal affairsMoney launderingLegal proceedingsExtraditionCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industrySoftwareComputing and information technologyEstoniaUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:56:27 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:30 GMTEarly votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states (AP) — Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 governorships at stake.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsLegislatureIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:19 GMT3 California counties voting on fracking bans FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsState electionsEnergy and the environmentVotingCoastlines and beachesEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureElectionsCaliforniaSanta BarbaraMontereyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:24:30 GMTKenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kenseth feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's championship chase.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:46 GMTAshes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsWaste managementContracts and ordersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:51 GMT