FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:18:40 -0700Former eBay exec sentenced for insider tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8344709b3d448fa5b204542284547ePHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former eBay executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8344709b3d448fa5b204542284547eWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:06:50 GMTBipartisan calls for Secret Service chief to leavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d532a23527594fcdbcf7b8b6332230b4WASHINGTON (AP) — High-ranking lawmakers from both parties Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, as support for Pierson eroded in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agencieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d532a23527594fcdbcf7b8b6332230b4Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:16:05 GMTUS stocks drop sharply; Airlines sinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c014df186dbc418486c2dbcc5f46001bNEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 points, on disappointing economic news and a slide in airlines stocks over Ebola fears. Investors moved money into traditional havens in times of uncertainty: bonds, gold and stocks that pay large dividends, such as utilities.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHong KongGermanyUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c014df186dbc418486c2dbcc5f46001bWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:11 GMTUN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c02defbe793246c5b6881b5d8a254107UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesImmunizationsFood safetyHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsNon-governmental organizationsInternational relationsPublic healthHealthChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c02defbe793246c5b6881b5d8a254107Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:01:33 GMTOhio city defaults on traffic camera billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b6b61b013b4fbf814bf6385e4f00c1EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras the cash-strapped city hoped would boost its revenue.MARK GILLISPIEMICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioRhode IslandProvidenceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b6b61b013b4fbf814bf6385e4f00c1Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:22 GMTCharging documents: Phelps' breath test was .14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5093a34339342849a72ff075b523842BALTIMORE (AP) — Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsSwimmingArrestsMen's sportsAquaticsMen's aquaticsLaw and orderCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5093a34339342849a72ff075b523842Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:44 GMTObama: New leadership was needed at Secret Servicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54111b34e24f486a9af67d6b9472ec7bWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign.wGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54111b34e24f486a9af67d6b9472ec7bWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:47 GMTPac-12, Big Ten, ACC notify NCAA of proposalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ffbb5f8046e4a86a29d5cb270d26e7dThe five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference to pass legislation without the support of the other Division I leagues.,The Associated PresssSportsCollege sportsSports governanceCollege footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ffbb5f8046e4a86a29d5cb270d26e7dWed, 01 Oct 2014 20:04:15 GMTReport IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons labhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6678e74352a8473d82d1a542559b18dcALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceNuclear weaponsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6678e74352a8473d82d1a542559b18dcWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:48:40 GMTIn Scott Walker race, he's the main issuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8964e644dd41699916cb9031b9f3daMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentState electionsState governmentsGovernment and politicsPersonnelBusinessElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesWisconsinNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8964e644dd41699916cb9031b9f3daWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:21 GMTEbola patient told hospital he was from Liberiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e457945f042470b944b0dc0a7aec9efDALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.PAUL J. WEBERLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaDallasSierra LeoneTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e457945f042470b944b0dc0a7aec9efWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:36 GMTCourt blocks part of new North Carolina voting lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa270d85f07a4ce5be16aab9db1a537cRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.EMERY P. DALESIOMICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingJudicial electionsState legislatureState electionsNational courtsLegislatureSenate electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesJudiciaryState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsNational governmentsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa270d85f07a4ce5be16aab9db1a537cWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:44 GMTHong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc271bfc9c248fea8deb767739edcdeHONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.JOANNA CHIUKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dc271bfc9c248fea8deb767739edcdeWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:42:16 GMTNot guilty plea for man in White House incidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/556f193c76bd42bf907524396b9981f4WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.PETE YOSTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational courtsGun politicsLabor issuesLaw enforcement agenciesIndictmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/556f193c76bd42bf907524396b9981f4Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:24:29 GMTTruck deals boost US auto sales in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2cba80b3a245049e4d968cba2bfae9DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.DEE-ANN DURBINTOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2cba80b3a245049e4d968cba2bfae9Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:27:26 GMTArtist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e6c7639f8e4fb5b42a421a15f80ad5WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling a giant portrait of a young man created in the landscape of the National Mall.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVisual artsArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e6c7639f8e4fb5b42a421a15f80ad5Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:19:30 GMTKey events in Mexico army slayings investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/548c041e2b394867b6823a3ef410f1c3A timeline of official statements about slaying of 22 suspected gunmen by soldiers in rural Mexico:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestCriminal investigationsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/548c041e2b394867b6823a3ef410f1c3Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:59 GMTHagel: Military medical system 'average'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6714c477b6654f9496d60ac62f09e0faWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is directing military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at under-achieving military health care facilities.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6714c477b6654f9496d60ac62f09e0faWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:21:42 GMTNew Mexico women say motel owner assaulted themhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6cfcb3403040bd83f1339e3f734cadALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.RUSSELL CONTRERASaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6cfcb3403040bd83f1339e3f734cadWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:56:19 GMTLeBron James bringing his story to TV serieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed1201acfb3f4e86af9f2138a7bdd3fbCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.TOM WITHERSsTelevision programsMen's basketballSportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed1201acfb3f4e86af9f2138a7bdd3fbWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:56:35 GMTGrain higher, beef pork higherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2b3dbdfe2074089b1c4f6e591d62eaaCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2b3dbdfe2074089b1c4f6e591d62eaaWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:50:16 GMTMom accused of helping son in drive-by shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/859245df54064307ab25e79277726668SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/859245df54064307ab25e79277726668Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:09:44 GMT3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd2b50f073a745b7a92a6f3569f0eccfBATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after skipping out on a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they were fleeing Taliban violence but now face the wrath of their own government as well.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesCanadaBataviaNew YorkCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd2b50f073a745b7a92a6f3569f0eccfWed, 01 Oct 2014 18:55:36 GMTOregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e927483c1b9d47038d95451294c36146PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e927483c1b9d47038d95451294c36146Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:44 GMTReview: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b213fb1deb5648049c9681f20d0c4e6eNEW YORK (AP) — PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesMobile phonesConsumer electronicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b213fb1deb5648049c9681f20d0c4e6eWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:35 GMTAlaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribouhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db283cf6601e479dae7a6258677c36a4ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceDeerAnimalsMilitary facilitiesNature reservesMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db283cf6601e479dae7a6258677c36a4Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:03:26 GMTManager Orr on stand in Detroit bankruptcy trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70876d27d245422caa7d6a4999285e6eDETROIT (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight.COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70876d27d245422caa7d6a4999285e6eWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:55:43 GMTPlayers file lawsuit in Canada over World Cup turfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1b85a8cb85044bcb2a1623237083e44A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerWomen's sportsLegal proceedingsInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsFIFA World CupMen's soccerMen's sportsCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1b85a8cb85044bcb2a1623237083e44Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:35:14 GMTCorrection: Insider Q&A Modulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86a89d4a7975487c95f7c7d2f516ea84The Insider Q&A module sent for use as part of Money & Markets Extra for the week ending September 6 erroneously reported the estimates of Toby Shea, Vice President of Moody's Investors Service. Shea estimates the pre-tax profit of wholesale power companies such as NRG Energy and Calpine will rise 25 percent this year. The financial performance of the wholesale power subsidiaries of larger utilities such as Exelon and PSGE will begin to improve next year, not this year as reported.fBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86a89d4a7975487c95f7c7d2f516ea84Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:14 GMTPolice: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efa39698085b4657990a500b46b99b1cCROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.aOdditiesTheftCrimeGeneral newsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efa39698085b4657990a500b46b99b1cWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:40 GMTUS sharply criticizes new Israeli constructionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82b86151439346e2a1b68bac1acac219WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestGeneral newsInternational relationsIsraelJerusalemUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territoriesDistrict of ColumbiaIranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82b86151439346e2a1b68bac1acac219Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:49 GMTGreece's govt to call confidence votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2d820fb2584dd9b218ab45b16bd717ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said Wednesday it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures.DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureElectionsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2d820fb2584dd9b218ab45b16bd717Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:46 GMTEx-madam who ran against Spitzer gets prison termhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3a55a1a6e554ba89ee398ece60be1ebNEW YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3a55a1a6e554ba89ee398ece60be1ebWed, 01 Oct 2014 20:08:53 GMTLawyer warns of pension cuts in bankruptcy casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5fb525df7034dcca472fbbd6b0d8fdeSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for the bankrupt California city of Stockton says city employees could be forced to take a 60 percent pension reduction if a federal judge rejects the city's reorganization plan.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment payRecessions and depressionsCivil serviceNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeEconomyNational governmentsSacramentoCaliforniaStocktonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5fb525df7034dcca472fbbd6b0d8fdeWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:28:39 GMTKey lawmakers want Secret Service chief outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/775c1939248a4ab7889b5a6f0c2e2d60WASHINGTON (AP) — High-ranking lawmakers from both parties are urging Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign. Congressional support is eroding following her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLegislatureLegislature hearingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/775c1939248a4ab7889b5a6f0c2e2d60Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:10:02 GMTBurger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claimhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea14ae0217fc45f3b4774c9a4457bdadHONOLULU (AP) — The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea14ae0217fc45f3b4774c9a4457bdadWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:23:42 GMTOfficials release few details in trooper deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bba59d75be9a4958a409342758d0a455SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities released few details Wednesday in the deadly shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper during a training exercise in suburban Philadelphia.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bba59d75be9a4958a409342758d0a455Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:13 GMTConviction upheld in reverse racism murder casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f9be9bf2924915a19a62d44c4ade0bNEW YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsAfrican-AmericansCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f9be9bf2924915a19a62d44c4ade0bWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:56:21 GMTSecret Service chief resigns after security lapseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcca9a0a2b00427db7e4a0ffb45ce154WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agencieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcca9a0a2b00427db7e4a0ffb45ce154Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:39:17 GMTSecret Service chief resigns amid security lapseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53f353a56011498080cbd5c97e5796c8WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical resignationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53f353a56011498080cbd5c97e5796c8Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:59 GMTMan convicted of murder in killing over loud musichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86c8276c27e046908f1081cf4d06ef81JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsMusicLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86c8276c27e046908f1081cf4d06ef81Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:05:55 GMTArmy drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d664ebe48634bf3b5294a638d7f5c32TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeNewspapersArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonTacomaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d664ebe48634bf3b5294a638d7f5c32Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:11:13 GMTJudge weighing Hernandez bid to toss evidencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c8c7e4734124d5a95bc6d9a7e3c39c0FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has finished hearing testimony in a bid by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's lawyers to have evidence from his cellphone tossed, but she issued no immediate ruling.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c8c7e4734124d5a95bc6d9a7e3c39c0Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:10:16 GMTCanada identifies long lost British explorer shiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4b4ede8e2842cf895bfd2d36661c83TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister says the shipwreck uncovered last month in the Artic was the HMS Erebus which vanished 170 years ago.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCanadaArcticNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4b4ede8e2842cf895bfd2d36661c83Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:17:52 GMTGirl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac13b5b3f59457ba37950f1c8879947AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and that the mother is now facing charges in the U.S.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeTexasAustinMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac13b5b3f59457ba37950f1c8879947Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:48:13 GMTBeheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0b3da8f8d5a4e6b89120d50caaeac3bNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Beheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma City.aGeneral newsOklahoma CityNormanOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0b3da8f8d5a4e6b89120d50caaeac3bWed, 01 Oct 2014 20:08:46 GMTMom may face new charges in van chase, shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cd3bf1ab4584fe195e06f56320f211aTAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors aim to file new charges against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic traffic stop and chase last year during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cd3bf1ab4584fe195e06f56320f211aWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:02:20 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61dedfa9c13436e93f710c187271d49JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61dedfa9c13436e93f710c187271d49Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:54:25 GMT911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Marthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76580b02d63a44a0b8565de55cbba67aCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the interview released by the state.KANTELE FRANKOaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76580b02d63a44a0b8565de55cbba67aWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:01:34 GMTUS, China air differences over Hong Kong protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b3508bf78c84277b633ba3fd5701693WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsDiplomacyInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsChinaHong KongBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b3508bf78c84277b633ba3fd5701693Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:38 GMT