FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Oct 2014 16:05:12 -0700US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:03:25 GMTNews outlets seek access in football hazing case, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined other media organizations requesting access to juvenile court hearings for seven New Jersey high school students charged in a football hazing investigation.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballSports mediaHigh school sportsFootballLegal proceedingsNews mediaViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderMediaNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:19:32 GMTFather of country star Reba McEntire dies, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:54 GMTPublic donations pay for Argentine national park AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.tTravelLifestyleNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Oct 2014 21:57:35 GMTUS official: Auto safety agency under review (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches.JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and services, 24 Oct 2014 20:59:51 GMTJamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:49:20 GMTEx-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:45 GMTAfter attacks, Canada balances security, openness, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.JENNIFER PELTZiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSeptember 11 attacksLegislatureNational securityMilitary and defenseEventsOntarioCanadaQuebecOttawaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:49:36 GMTFCC: Phone companies posted private info online (AP) — Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies.ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politicsComputer and data securityGovernment regulationsGovernment information leaksGovernment programsComputing and information technologyTechnologyPolitical issuesTelecommunicationsIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policy, 24 Oct 2014 21:52:36 GMTPro soccer ref charged with fraud in NY, suspended PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsMen's soccerProfessional soccerCrimeSoccerSports governanceArrestsMen's sportsLaw and orderWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:31:18 GMTAs Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S.MIKE STOBBEaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNew YorkAfricaUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:10:24 GMT3 California sheriffs' deputies, bystander shot, Calif. (AP) — An assailant shot three sheriff's deputies in two neighboring Northern California counties on Friday, also shooting and wounding a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle, sheriff's officials said.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsCanyonsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeEnvironment and natureLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:31:11 GMTStumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsAccidents and disastersCrimeViolent crimeAccidentsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:29:21 GMTReport: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter, Ohio (AP) — A convicted high school shooter who scaled a prison fence and was captured hours later won't face escape charges because the victims' families don't want to give him a chance to mock them again, a prosecutor said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeOhioLimaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:15:26 GMTPolice: Student gunman died of self-inflicted shot, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say the student who opened fire in a high school cafeteria died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.DOUG ESSERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaSeattle, 24 Oct 2014 21:43:31 GMTSacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:17 GMTHillary Clinton rallies women in New England (AP) — Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month's elections.KEN THOMASPHILIP MARCELOpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsMid-term electionsState governmentsUnited States Presidential ElectionPublic opinionPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsEventsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsBostonMassachusettsRhode IslandUnited StatesMaineNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:48:01 GMTNavajo election at standstill amid confusion (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.TERRY TANGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegislationTribal governmentsNational electionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 24 Oct 2014 22:42:46 GMTEgypt declares emergency in northern Sinai, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.ASHRAF SWEILAMMAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsTerritorial disputesMunicipal governmentsArmed forcesEmergency managementTerrorismLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoIsraelMiddle EastGaza StripNile RiverNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 24 Oct 2014 22:44:03 GMTJudge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports bettingGamblingGambling laws and regulationsCollege sportsNational courtsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSports businessRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:04:21 GMTPolice, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureMoviesLegislatureState governmentsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseEntertainmentSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:21:29 GMTJoe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over.FRED GOODALLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:46:51 GMTNYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsTerrorismAccidents and disastersPoliceViolent crimeWar and unrestCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:19:50 GMTUN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsInternational tradeDiplomacyMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeWar and unrestSomaliaAfricaEast Africa, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:42 GMTJudge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA, N.J. (AP) — Judge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsGamblingSports bettingCollege sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSports businessNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:00:13 GMTTed Bishop resigns as PGA president SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfSocial mediaGolfRyder CupPolitical resignationsSports governanceMen's sportsOnline mediaMediaEventsGovernment and politicsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:49:25 GMTAttorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootball, 24 Oct 2014 22:52:20 GMTPost-game riots in Morgantown cost $45,000-plus, W.Va. (AP) — Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000.aGeneral newsSportsFootballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMorgantownWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:24 GMTBoston mayor vetoes $20,000 city council pay raise (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment payWages and salariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationLegislaturePersonnelBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:00:46 GMTOklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:59:31 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:wArts and entertainmentHealthGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 24 Oct 2014 21:23:09 GMTVargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.JOSH DUBOWsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:56:29 GMTCoric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis, Switzerland (AP) — Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.DANIELLA MATARsSportsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 21:59:25 GMTSHR prepares for future with crew chief swap, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:27:16 GMTShipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCorporate crimeCrimeNational courtsCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciary, 24 Oct 2014 22:05:50 GMTEbola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers YORK (AP) — Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading.JOCELYN NOVECKaGeneral newsHealthMunicipal governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:37:51 GMTDemocrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor, R.I. (AP) — The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.MICHELLE R. SMITHpGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsPolitical scandalsChessLocal governmentsPolitical issuesProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal electionsSportsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:08:32 GMTCanada to give slain soldier hero's send-off, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMTCockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.aGeneral newsOdditiesCockroachesInsectsAnimalsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:12:40 GMTPolice: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack, Wash. (AP) — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.DOUG ESSERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:56:44 GMTJudge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oklahoma can require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital under a law that takes effect Nov. 1.aGovernment and politicsOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:00:41 GMTGunman in Canada attack complained about mosque, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.RACHEL LA CORTEiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaOttawaMiddle EastNorth AmericaOntario, 24 Oct 2014 22:43:41 GMT3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies, Calif. (AP) — An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSacramentoAuburnUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:37:29 GMTNo verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:53:03 GMT4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen.iGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolent crimeDominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Oct 2014 22:12:48 GMTMormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsChristianityReligious educationMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationFamily issuesSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:58:28 GMTMarathon suspect's lawyers again cite media leaks (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are complaining for a third time about media leaks they say are jeopardizing his right to a fair trial.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingSports mediaCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesBombingsMediaLaw and orderEventsSportsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 21:32:50 GMTUS halal food supplier indicted over beef exports CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.RYAN J. FOLEYaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleIndictmentsInternational tradeCriminal investigationsIslamCrimeLaw and orderEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesIowa CityIowaIndonesiaUnited StatesMalaysiaNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 22:24:36 GMTNY and NJ say they will require Ebola quarantines YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all medical workers and other arriving travelers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.MARILYNN MARCHIONEMIKE STOBBEaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsVolunteerismGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSocial affairsNew YorkAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNew York CityGuineaSierra LeoneNew JerseyManhattanBellevueNorth AmericaNebraska, 24 Oct 2014 22:20:11 GMTRemains belong to missing Virginia student, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.LARRY O'DELLHEIDI BROWNaGeneral newsHigher educationMissing personsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeFootballEducationSocial affairsLaw and orderSportsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 22:30:14 GMT