FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 10:06:35 -0700Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:26 GMTDetails expected on Albuquerque police reforms, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement about reforms for the troubled Albuquerque police force.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:58 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge on Friday rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a state quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:30 GMTUS, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan YORK (AP) — Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:15:21 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuinea, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:33 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, newly returned from a visit to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola, said Friday she is self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:27 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:35 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit the country.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaEuropeAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:57 GMTBerdych seals ATP finals berth at Paris Masters (AP) — Tomas Berdych sealed his spot at the ATP finals for the fifth straight year after rallying to beat Kevin Anderson and reach the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:00 GMTDid you remember to set your clocks back (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.wGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:50:21 GMTNY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDominican RepublicNew York CityManhattanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:24 GMT$2M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — A New York City official says a settlement of more than $2 million has been reached with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who died in a 101-degree jail cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:28:32 GMTHamilton tops 1st practice at US Grand Prix, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the U.S. Grand Prix, edging Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:08 GMTSon to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer."MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:03 GMTWoman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGainesvilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:24 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeEmergency managementLegislationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional servicesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:15 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 16:45:34 GMT12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse, Colombia (AP) — A collapse deep in a coal mine trapped 12 workers in Colombia and officials said Friday that any rescue will be difficult.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryBogotaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:51 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsEconomic policyElectionsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:21 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:02:41 GMTGas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:37:26 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.aGeneral newsCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:27 GMTTV space for campaign ads hard to find this late, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.HOLLY RAMERPHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaignsPolitical action committeesState legislatureMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsSenate electionsState governmentsPolitical fundraisingManchesterNew HampshireIowaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:45:29 GMTUganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyUgandaNorth KoreaKampalaEast AfricaAfricaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:01:02 GMTCrews to begin work to recover Kansas victims, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remain at the site as authorities assess what needs to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:54 GMTJury could start deliberating in Fla. hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:39 GMTYoung, terminal, new face of right-to-die was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:30 GMTRating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMTPolice: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.wGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:09 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra Leone, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:02 GMTSouth Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsArrestsInternational soccerWomen's boxingWomen's sportsCrimeSoccerMen's soccerBoxingViolent crimeLaw and orderMen's sportsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:47:38 GMTSouth African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain (AP) — South African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerViolent crimeCrimeMen's sportsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:04:10 GMTSouth Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing (AP) — A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.iGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeMen's soccerSoccerArrestsCrimeMen's sportsLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:16:28 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMTAfricans worst responders in Ebola crisis (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsHealthInternational incidentsDisease outbreaksGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneSouth AfricaLiberiaUgandaEast AfricaChinaSouthern AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:07 GMTCoal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment payGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryGovernment business and financeUtilitiesAccidentsUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:49 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spots FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of fans in Giants gear who were eager to cheer the World Series champions in rainy downtown San Francisco grabbed prime viewing spots early Friday, hours ahead of the celebratory parade expected to draw up to 2 million revelers.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:23 GMTBurkina Faso army general takes power, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:51:41 GMTArmy general takes power in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso (AP) — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending 27 years as the country's leader.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:41:23 GMTItaly phases out sea rescues to save migrants (AP) — Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 16:48:25 GMT$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell YORK (AP) — $2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:27:35 GMTUS consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic outlookRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsLabor economyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policy, 31 Oct 2014 15:56:15 GMTEuro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial crisisPricesFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 15:49:05 GMTSharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:56 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:34:10 GMTRebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceHome buildingVolcanoesHome and gardenLifestyleResidential real estateEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:35 GMTCompetency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:37 GMT$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:33 GMTObama plugs policies for women before midterms, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama says policies that ease financial and other burdens on women will help make the economy stronger overall.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsPersonal spendingPersonal financeBusinessUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:07 GMTAP NewsAlert KENT, Maine (AP) — Judge rejects Maine's bid to restrict movement of nurse who defied state's Ebola quarantine.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:32 GMT