FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 07:18:48 -0700Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes (AP) — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMTUN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:02:41 GMTQ&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots ANGELES (AP) — In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they're just not on board to sweep the floors.DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentRoboticsArtificial intelligenceComputing and information technologyTechnology, 31 Oct 2014 13:35:37 GMTUS consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September, first slip in 8 months while income slows (AP) — US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September, first slip in 8 months while income slows.wBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomy, 31 Oct 2014 12:32:06 GMT5 college football players charged in assault, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:56 GMTATP tournament in Duesseldorf cut from schedule, Germany (AP) — The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.sSportsTennisGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:33 GMTUS consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsManufacturing sector performanceLabor economy, 31 Oct 2014 12:56:32 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centers yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:16 GMT6th person charged in connection to sex assault, Ky. (AP) — Police in western Kentucky say they've charged a sixth person — a 15-year-old girl — in connection to a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeHopkinsvilleKentuckyTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:23 GMTUS stocks open higher, following gains in Asia YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:23 GMTNissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:09 GMTRussia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike (AP) — Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plummeting national currency.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesRussiaCrimeaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 12:51:26 GMTBurkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:31 GMTPa. college forfeits game after 5 players arrested, Pa. (AP) — A state university in western Pennsylvania says it's forfeiting an upcoming football game after five players were arrested in connection with a violent assault outside an off-campus restaurant.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballArrestsFootballViolent crimeCrimeCollege sportsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 11:54:49 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:50:11 GMTPirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.htGeneral newsTechnologyComputer crimeHackingCrimeTechnology issuesDenmarkCopenhagenSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:04:55 GMTFire causes evacuation of French state radio (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:36 GMTBombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people (AP) — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 12:18:32 GMT2 missing after blaze at UK fireworks warehouse (AP) — British police say two people are missing after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.iGeneral newsFiresMissing personsAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 12:56:03 GMTMelissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime time YORK (AP) — Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time she had to ad-lib with co-star Andy Samberg.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:08:59 GMTNorth Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsTravel agentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 13:02:55 GMTEurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent, 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 newsEconomic growthEconomyPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:57 GMTMuseum officially purchases Rosie's old plant TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERtTravelLifestyleProduction facilitiesMuseumsCorporate newsBusinessRecreation and leisureLeisure travelMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:30 GMTUK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.iBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:44 GMTAbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014 forecast that also extends well beyond what analysts predict.TOM MURPHYfBusinessHealth care industryIndustries, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:12 GMTExxon posts surprise profit jump on refining, Texas (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp. profits rose 3 percent in the third quarter as strong refining performance offset lower revenues from falling oil prices and production.The Associated PressfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 12:31:37 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led a suspect in a fatal police barracks ambush from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsWar and unrestLaw and orderHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaStroudsburg, 31 Oct 2014 14:02:27 GMTSpain seeks to halt informal Catalan breakup vote (AP) — Spain's government is asking the country's Constitutional Court to block plans by the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll Nov. 9.iGeneral newsReferendumsElectionsGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:10:03 GMTTaylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleMusicInternational relationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsBronxNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:47 GMTBurkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule. He said elections for a new leader will be held in 90 days.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 13:52:07 GMTExxon defies low oil price with refining strength YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 13:27:36 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spots FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:45 GMTThai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.iGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:37 GMTCollege football players charged with assault, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania have been arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballArrestsViolent crimeCrimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:04:06 GMTLife goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesSierra LeoneWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 13:07:07 GMTHungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestHungaryBudapestEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 11:43:30 GMTPeshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:52:03 GMTColossal crowds expected to crush Giants parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsViolent crimeCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:40:30 GMTGlobal stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan (AP) — Global stocks spiked sharply higher Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a fresh stimulus to boost the country's flagging economy.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesPricesUnited KingdomJapanEast AsiaEuropeWestern EuropeAsia, 31 Oct 2014 12:49:26 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 12:59:56 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:53 GMTCaptured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.MICHAEL RUBINKAMiGeneral newsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:18 GMTSwitzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan (AP) — Three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year, prosecutors said Friday.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSwitzerlandEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 12:30:30 GMTRussia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:02 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 12:31:33 GMTCourt upholds death verdicts in slashing attack (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing a brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.iGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsTransportationCrimeViolent crimeWar and unrestLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 11:51:21 GMTAP NewsAlert KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:50 GMTHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.PETER ENAViGeneral newsIslamWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:22:02 GMTReview: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 31 Oct 2014 13:38:50 GMT