FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2014 06:03:18 -0700Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20, Bangladesh (AP) — Two passenger buses collided head-on in northwestern Bangladesh on Monday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 25 others, an official said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 11:29:04 GMTSuicide blast hits Baghdad Shiite mosque, kills 17 (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 worshippers and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 11:28:02 GMTDeath toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.OMAR ALMOSMARIiGeneral newsWar and unrestLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 12:33:51 GMTEuropean Central Bank starts stimulus purchases, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession.fBusinessRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 11:10:39 GMTSears plans to raise more cash via rights offering ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:57 GMTJoko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.NINIEK KARMINIALI KOTARUMALOSiGeneral newsInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationEconomyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsParliamentary electionsLegislatureEventsBusinessElectionsExecutive branchIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavaMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:12 GMTMozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProvincial electionsFraud and false statementsVotingElectionsCrimeMozambiqueMaputoEast AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 11:12:55 GMTBodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indiana, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of three more unidentified women have been found in northwestern Indiana, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was strangled at a motel.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGaryIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:52:48 GMTStill the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album YORK (AP) — At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine.LOU FERRARAaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 20 Oct 2014 11:21:00 GMTBodies of 7 women found in northwest Indiana, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and leading investigators to least three other bodies, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderGaryIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:13:19 GMTJews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem (AP) — Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesHome buyingWar and unrestResidential real estateLifestyleIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:41 GMTSuspect in girl's beating death had prior arrests YORK (AP) — Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimes against childrenCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:54:34 GMTExpelled Nazis got millions in Social Security, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.DAVID RISINGRANDY HERSCHAFTRICHARD LARDNERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismWar crimesDiplomacyThe HolocaustGovernment business and financeBusinessWar and unrestInternational relationsEventsUnited StatesCroatiaPolandGermanyAustriaWashingtonNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:50 GMTCreator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored.MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPerforming artsEntertainment, 20 Oct 2014 12:27:26 GMTTurkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish forces cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani "to give support" to fellow Kurdish fighters defending the town against Islamic State militants.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:29 GMTFederal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico CITY (AP) — Federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime and possibly to the case of 43 missing students, a top official said.MARIA VERSAiGeneral newsArrestsMissing personsCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 11:51:52 GMTSpain says 60 migrants enter African enclave (AP) — The Spanish government says several hundred African migrants staged multiple attempts to scale the border fences separating enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with some 60 managing to get across.iGeneral newsSpainMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 11:39:18 GMTIBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division YORK (AP) — IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.MICHELLE CHAPMANhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:14 GMTFirestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch YORK (AP) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:43:30 GMT'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn MilesJENNIFER KAYeArts and entertainmentNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesBooks and literatureAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnvironment and natureEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:56:24 GMTArgentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsMilitary correctional systemsWar and unrestCrimeFraternal organizationsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:19 GMTIraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbala (AP) — Iraqi officials say three car bombings in the revered Shiite shrine city of Karbala have killed at least 16 people.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesReligious strifeTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 11:56:53 GMTMost of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after it was closed as a precaution because of an approaching hurricane.tTravelLifestyleNational parksStormsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelWeatherGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:27 GMTIran arrest 4 over acid attack, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.AMIR VAHDATiGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderIranMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 12:28:46 GMTElectrolux buoyed by US growth (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:04 GMTKerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.MATTHEW LEEROBERT BURNSiGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsTurkeySyriaIndonesiaUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:43 GMTNepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route, Nepal (AP) — Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:26 GMTEuropean markets fail to pick up Asia's baton stock markets remained volatile Monday as European indexes failed to pick up Asia's baton and posted more big falls. Wall Street was also poised for further selling at the open following an end-of-week rally.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEuropeEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:32 GMTMichelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.aGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:45 GMTClinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testing a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:38:02 GMTMarine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsEmbassiesCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsCrimeMilitary affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:56 GMTCity to address violence near NH pumpkin fest, N.H. (AP) — Officials in Keene have scheduled a news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city's annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend.aGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:25 GMTCruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker, Texas (AP) — A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.JILL CRAIGtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGalvestonTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:45:35 GMTIran says number of foreign tourists surges, Iran (AP) — The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.ALI AKBAR DAREINItTravelLifestyleEmbassiesAccommodationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTehranIranMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:27 GMTCanadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 20 Oct 2014 12:38:06 GMTStudents clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest, N.H. (AP) — Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend on Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.HOLLY RAMERtTravelLifestyleFairs and festivalsLeisure travelRecreation and leisureKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:43:07 GMTSubmarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.iGeneral newsCold WarEventsSwedenStockholmBaltic SeaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:03 GMTIBM to pay $1.5B to shed its chip division, N.Y. (AP) — IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:27:21 GMTIraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people (AP) — Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.iGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestImprovised explosivesBombingsIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 11:39:55 GMTInvestor group pays $3.4B for power company Cleco, La. (AP) — An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:09:15 GMTSears looks to raise more cash via rights offering ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.fBusinessIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:20:06 GMTLebanon imposes new measures against Ebola (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLebanonWest AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 12:59:17 GMTPlatform Specialty to buy Arysta for $3.51 billion YORK (AP) — Platform Specialty Products Corp. is spending about $3.51 billion to buy rival chemical maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial services, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:52 GMTHK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.JACK CHANGKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsComputer crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesArrestsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 11:52:02 GMT13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory, India (AP) — A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAccidentsIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:33 GMTSurvey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:17:16 GMTPowerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city, Ukraine (AP) — A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.iGeneral newsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersCease firesUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 12:05:03 GMTWHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over, Nigeria (AP) — The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.BASHIR ADIGUNMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthNigeriaAfricaWest AfricaAbuja, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:49 GMTVatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGenocidesReligionChristianitySocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 12:53:03 GMTNew England raking in millions from leaf peepers, N.H. (AP) — On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage — they're looking at cold, hard cash.TRACEE M. HERBAUGHtTravelLifestyleRecessions and depressionsEconomyBusinessNew HampshireVermontBostonMaineMassachusettsRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:09 GMT