FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 01:19:52 -0700Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGAARDaGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaTexasUnited StatesSierra LeoneDallasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:41:24 GMTProtesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.KELVIN CHANLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational incidentsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:10:54 GMTAsian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday.JOE McDONALDfBusinessCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyHong KongSoutheast AsiaThailandEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:48:15 GMTFeds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump, N.M. (AP) — Shipments of plutonium-contaminated waste to the federal government's troubled nuclear dump site in southeastern New Mexico may resume as early as 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy said in announcing that the agency is committed to cleaning up the facility after a shutdown in February.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceGovernment regulationsWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:45:37 GMTEbola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Dallas (AP) — The first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has sent chills through the Liberian community in North Texas.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGAARDaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasLiberiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 05:39:09 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 06:34:19 GMTNishikori beats Dodig to advance at Japan Open (AP) — Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:43:59 GMTFormer Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87 (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, has died at the age of 87.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTel AvivIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 06:47:03 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 07:41:25 GMT2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:29:05 GMTGroup sees food policy as a kitchen-table issue (AP) — A group called Food Policy Action wants Americans to think more about the subject when they vote. They're putting money and organization into elections for the first time, starting with an effort to defeat Republican congressman Steve Southerland of Florida over his drive to increase work requirements for food stamp recipients.MARY CLARE JALONICKpFood and drinkGovernment and politicsHouse electionsLifestyleElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical issues, 01 Oct 2014 06:38:16 GMTWhat if high court rejects gay marriage cases? (AP) — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:03 GMTRoyals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion CITY, Mo. (AP) — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:43 GMTObama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages.JIM KUHNHENNJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsEconomyElectionsWar and unrestCampaignsBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:15:40 GMTChina ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing (AP) — Japanese coast guard rescuers were searching Wednesday for nine people believed missing after a Chinese ship sank off Japan's western coast.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationJapanChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 01 Oct 2014 05:14:40 GMTDetails of presidential security breaches evolve (AP) — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.EILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsNational securityIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:17:01 GMTPolice say a dozen more bodies have been found at summit of Japan volcano, raising toll to 48, Japan (AP) — Police say a dozen more bodies have been found at summit of Japan volcano, raising toll to 48.iGeneral newsVolcanoesSummitsEnvironment and natureInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:33:02 GMTLena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 06:19:08 GMTCourt mulls legality of firing for pot use off job (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.SADIE GURMANaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegal proceedingsMedical marijuanaCorporate legal affairsLaw and orderHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsColoradoDenverWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:03:35 GMTJudge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror case, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:52:39 GMTGlobal stocks mixed after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and 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 07:55:31 GMTQuestions and answers about the US Ebola case (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaUnited StatesDallasWest AfricaTexasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:06:22 GMTSmall countries struggle to be heard at the UN NATIONS (AP) — Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGambiaCentral AmericaNepalKyrgyzstanLatin America and CaribbeanWest AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 01 Oct 2014 05:52:21 GMTAustralia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq, Australia (AP) — Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAustraliaIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesOceaniaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:32:26 GMTAfter bombs found, police say Frein making errors GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.MICHAEL RUBINKAMKATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:09:05 GMTBodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48, Japan (AP) — A dozen more bodies were found Wednesday near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another eruption.iGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:49:36 GMTQuotations in the News"I think it is a critical question. Real universal suffrage doesn't just mean the act of voting; it means a proper choice." — British Prime Minister David Cameron, suggesting it is essential that Hong Kong's people have a genuine right to choose their top leader.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 01 Oct 2014 07:01:22 GMTPlayoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason.BEN WALKERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:34:10 GMTRoyals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:03:52 GMTIditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain.RACHEL D'OROaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSled dog racingIditarod Trail Sled Dog RaceEventsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:47:38 GMTAustralian Parliament passes counterterror laws, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Wednesday passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite concerns about its impact on press freedom.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesFreedom of the pressLegislatureNews mediaTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAustraliaOceania, 01 Oct 2014 07:48:08 GMTFire damages several buildings in Atlantic City CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a multi-alarm blaze that has damaged several buildings in Atlantic City just steps from the resort town's boardwalk.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:29:55 GMTPolice chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable', N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:09:58 GMTTaliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.AMIR SHAHRAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 08:01:00 GMTAlgeria's ailing president absent amid crises, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsKidnappingCrimeAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaFranceAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 06:21:09 GMTPhelps apologizes after another brush with the law Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingCrimeArrestsReckless endangermentGeneral newsAquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:23:28 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 05:40:46 GMTKvitova, V. Williams 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.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:56:56 GMTTim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions do's, don'ts (AP) — Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well — Hillary Rodham Clinton among them.NANCY BENAClLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designArts and entertainment, 01 Oct 2014 07:23:47 GMTKaradzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is summing up his defense case — insisting he is innocent — as his long-running genocide trial draws to a close.iGeneral newsWar crimesGenocidesWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 07:55:59 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.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 07:35:01 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 07:31:19 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSports, 01 Oct 2014 06:57:03 GMT12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday.BISWAJEET BANERJEEiGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:31:10 GMTAgonizing wait for last victims of S. Korean ferry, South Korea (AP) — In a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, hundreds of families have received tragic news over the past six months, and a tormented few still wait for it.KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:42:49 GMTGroup aims to put food policy on the kitchen table (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.MARY CLARE JALONICKpFood and drinkGovernment and politicsHouse electionsLifestyleElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical issuesVotingLegislatureSupplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment programsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 01 Oct 2014 06:48:43 GMTHuffman hopes 'Crime' revamps 'Desperate' image YORK (AP) — Like in "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman plays a mother in the upcoming drama "American Crime."LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 01 Oct 2014 06:11:37 GMTAirstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareWar casualtiesArmed forcesHuman rights and civil libertiesIntelligence agenciesBombingsGeneral newsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIraqUnited StatesPakistanMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaYemenNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:14:23 GMTApp teaches kindergartners basic computer coding, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.RODRIQUE NGOWIhtScienceSoftwareComputing and information technologyTechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:04:59 GMTObama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripIranNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:03:10 GMT