FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:02:00 -0700Bus collision in Bangladesh kills at least 20http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c55c5c681155417cb68b446dd0d2cfd6DHAKA, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c55c5c681155417cb68b446dd0d2cfd6Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:29:04 GMTSuicide blast hits Baghdad Shiite mosque, kills 17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15aa998496ec45d49d1e4171a294f54dBAGHDAD (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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15aa998496ec45d49d1e4171a294f54dMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:28:02 GMTDeath toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7889ee86ac24a75888cfb106cc5ffafBENGHAZI, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7889ee86ac24a75888cfb106cc5ffafMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:33:51 GMTEuropean Central Bank starts stimulus purchaseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4a2439f082642bdb978266ad9676df8FRANKFURT, 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4a2439f082642bdb978266ad9676df8Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:10:39 GMTSears plans to raise more cash via rights offeringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/053e1d4dea2b4780bc303765747272bdHOFFMAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/053e1d4dea2b4780bc303765747272bdMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:57 GMTJoko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/528a9afbfaba42e9952001c5bb832b1cJAKARTA, 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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/528a9afbfaba42e9952001c5bb832b1cMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:12 GMTMozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16e1ffc5404494484ea4d3185397c7cMAPUTO, 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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f16e1ffc5404494484ea4d3185397c7cMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:12:55 GMTBodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2632f3951aa413e85e638f7ae6e6650GARY, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2632f3951aa413e85e638f7ae6e6650Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:52:48 GMTStill the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, albumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85de500a7bf241a9905b1c8a573ead7fNEW 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 newsMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85de500a7bf241a9905b1c8a573ead7fMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:21:00 GMTBodies of 7 women found in northwest Indianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21d2d42d684b453a8e087178948a9782GARY, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21d2d42d684b453a8e087178948a9782Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:13:19 GMTJews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba5f484aa43b479d9d407d84b7eae587JERUSALEM (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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba5f484aa43b479d9d407d84b7eae587Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:41 GMTSuspect in girl's beating death had prior arrestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75ca4825c86403096965699a23b286aNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e75ca4825c86403096965699a23b286aMon, 20 Oct 2014 10:54:34 GMTExpelled Nazis got millions in Social Securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dda655f8ccf497fa6ed27848584162fOSIJEK, 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 Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dda655f8ccf497fa6ed27848584162fMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:50 GMTCreator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musicalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f654683f194448f8afaeb4688e86a741NEW 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 artsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f654683f194448f8afaeb4688e86a741Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:27:26 GMTTurkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c476306cd414c44a07c97a165d259dbSURUC, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c476306cd414c44a07c97a165d259dbMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:29 GMTFederal police take control of 13 towns in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f0e0c63d148c091efb3a182c11d7eMEXICO 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f0e0c63d148c091efb3a182c11d7eMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:51:52 GMTSpain says 60 migrants enter African enclavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26df5fdefcfa4a64935df97c8e7bfb6fMADRID (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 AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26df5fdefcfa4a64935df97c8e7bfb6fMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:39:18 GMTIBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip divisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f373a71944f4a81ac7232945bcd9a8dNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f373a71944f4a81ac7232945bcd9a8dMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:14 GMTFirestorm over Met opera hits fever pitchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3abe684803dd48ff9f09c305cfd2504aNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3abe684803dd48ff9f09c305cfd2504aMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:43:30 GMT'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfffc42b5db4df3b4de7820409e9d18"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn MilesJENNIFER KAYeArts and entertainmentNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesBooks and literatureAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnvironment and natureEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfffc42b5db4df3b4de7820409e9d18Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:56:24 GMTArgentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty Warhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6252859a495148c09f8b6e5ad5c24e7dOLAVARRIA, 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6252859a495148c09f8b6e5ad5c24e7dMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:19 GMTIraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbalahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0634c600c9bc4777ba9a776804bdedb6BAGHDAD (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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0634c600c9bc4777ba9a776804bdedb6Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:56:53 GMTMost of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopenedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecd464bb1c784e43b2399136b0c776e4HAWAII 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecd464bb1c784e43b2399136b0c776e4Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:27 GMTIran arrest 4 over acid attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72434751ec984418a931bc1e694e124eTEHRAN, 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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72434751ec984418a931bc1e694e124eMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:28:46 GMTElectrolux buoyed by US growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64975706bdfe4837a4d8effd801186feSTOCKHOLM (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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64975706bdfe4837a4d8effd801186feMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:04 GMTKerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7f9c86200b42028bb88806776ce7a3JAKARTA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed7f9c86200b42028bb88806776ce7a3Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:43 GMTNepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking routehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b06c07b4df4d0387bdf7414083b1aeKATMANDU, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31b06c07b4df4d0387bdf7414083b1aeMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:26 GMTEuropean markets fail to pick up Asia's batonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fe0f2467fe044b48330d8f1dca8ec63Global 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fe0f2467fe044b48330d8f1dca8ec63Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:01:32 GMTMichelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapperhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b11d9aa2d65a46ed9348d5f11f410ac5CHARDON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b11d9aa2d65a46ed9348d5f11f410ac5Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:45 GMTClinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5488eeeaec034eac91e494ea11ed14a1When 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5488eeeaec034eac91e494ea11ed14a1Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:38:02 GMTMarine accused in Philippine killing tests US tieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1b17980ee764601bcdebf2be0c076b3OLONGAPO, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1b17980ee764601bcdebf2be0c076b3Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:56 GMTCity to address violence near NH pumpkin festhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96cc340249094a858328c5d607e5d5cdKEENE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96cc340249094a858328c5d607e5d5cdMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:25 GMTCruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health workerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7a62c08b914d50a628b500cfbc0524GALVESTON, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7a62c08b914d50a628b500cfbc0524Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:45:35 GMTIran says number of foreign tourists surgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e5001c15764305918ce06a6fc5ceb1TEHRAN, 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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e5001c15764305918ce06a6fc5ceb1Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:57:27 GMTCanadian Pacific ends CSX deal talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/108b13fd7c084b029fda62e3f8f25d7cCanadian 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 regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/108b13fd7c084b029fda62e3f8f25d7cMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:38:06 GMTStudents clean up after mayhem near pumpkin festhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6a7fd657ed349fc8819409d4b44ac3eCONCORD, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6a7fd657ed349fc8819409d4b44ac3eMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:43:07 GMTSubmarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899ca5b990e94984ab21556f83a716c9STOCKHOLM (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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899ca5b990e94984ab21556f83a716c9Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:03 GMTIBM to pay $1.5B to shed its chip divisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/135d3cba3a3643878c10cd0407265e89ARMONK, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/135d3cba3a3643878c10cd0407265e89Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:27:21 GMTIraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67aaff87a1e3408bbe1516ce0b1df2caBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.iGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestImprovised explosivesBombingsIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67aaff87a1e3408bbe1516ce0b1df2caMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:39:55 GMTInvestor group pays $3.4B for power company Clecohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9d8defb2044fc880f089baae5e2bb7PINEVILLE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9d8defb2044fc880f089baae5e2bb7Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:09:15 GMTSears looks to raise more cash via rights offeringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95aa5d2db2c44a2faed40a1954c46b2bHOFFMAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95aa5d2db2c44a2faed40a1954c46b2bMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:20:06 GMTLebanon imposes new measures against Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72f01539f3fc499c931082d550b2e446BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLebanonWest AfricaMiddle EastAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72f01539f3fc499c931082d550b2e446Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:59:17 GMTPlatform Specialty to buy Arysta for $3.51 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ef4f60812dd47f68cd0735b12f04d55NEW YORK (AP) — Platform Specialty Products Corp. is spending about $3.51 billion to buy rival chemical maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd.fBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsFinancial serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ef4f60812dd47f68cd0735b12f04d55Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:52 GMTHK leader: 'External forces' involved in protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1904a7cca334fdbb6438aa917193c1cHONG 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1904a7cca334fdbb6438aa917193c1cMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:52:02 GMT13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e50b09cb6d4458ac2dc143b386aacaHYDERABAD, 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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e50b09cb6d4458ac2dc143b386aacaMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:33 GMTSurvey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702f36120828440d8db6fa815053c309WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702f36120828440d8db6fa815053c309Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:17:16 GMTPowerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24480597bcb4bf5842101ec2219191dDONETSK, 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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a24480597bcb4bf5842101ec2219191dMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:05:03 GMTWHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially overhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911fda35993f4599a7105e7cdf74b9b1ABUJA, 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 AfricaAbujahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911fda35993f4599a7105e7cdf74b9b1Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:49 GMTVatican warns of 'new genocide' by IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3b3dd882fc344aebe70e1fd26f5cc2aVATICAN 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 Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3b3dd882fc344aebe70e1fd26f5cc2aMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:53:03 GMTNew England raking in millions from leaf peepershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826a2d9f0062477aa324ca6e29e705cfJAFFREY, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/826a2d9f0062477aa324ca6e29e705cfMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:09 GMT