FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:56 -0700Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014 YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCommodity marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsDebt and bond marketsChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:07:12 GMTFamed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.LINDA DEUTSCHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArt photographyObituariesNewspapersVisual artsNews mediaMediaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:49:44 GMTPerry's 1st court appearance delayed until Nov. 7, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsState governmentsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:46:55 GMTNew rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans (AP) — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeFinancial crisisAutomobilesEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansReal estateIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesLifestyleDebt and bond markets, 21 Oct 2014 21:03:31 GMTFreed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official (AP) — The State Department welcomed Tuesday the release of one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, as the U.S. urges the authoritarian government in Hanoi to improve its human rights record and smooth the way for stronger relations.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral newsVietnamUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:51:34 GMTSchools scoured in search for ambush suspect, Pa. (AP) — With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationLaw enforcement agenciesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrime, 21 Oct 2014 21:14:28 GMTAssad pursues withering campaign against rebels (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestSuburbsTerrorismGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:45:42 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 21 Oct 2014 20:12:38 GMTUK suspect pleads not guilty to US terror charges YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon has pleaded not guilty in New York to four terrorism charges.aGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderUnited KingdomNew YorkLondonUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEngland, 21 Oct 2014 21:24:42 GMTArraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.PETE YOSTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational courtsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:15:30 GMTBrownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says his opponent, Democratic challenger Paul Davis, would appoint justices to the Kansas Supreme Court who are overly sympathetic to violent criminals.ROXANA HEGEMANpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:28:29 GMTFBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoSyriaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 21:17:57 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.JENNIFER AGIESTAEMILY SWANSONwGeneral newsPublic opinionElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesLegislatureGovernment and politicsHouse electionsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:26:24 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestHit-and-runAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsTransportationGovernment and politicsQuebecCanadaQuebec CityNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:09:17 GMTObama pitches for votes on black radio (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politics2012 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityUnited States Presidential ElectionAfrican-AmericansMid-term electionsCampaignsRadio programsElectionsVotingNational electionsPolitical approval ratingsEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPublic opinion, 21 Oct 2014 20:48:46 GMTIS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:04:46 GMTNorth Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.LARA JAKESwGeneral newsInternational relationsLegal proceedingsCrimeDiplomacyGovernment and politicsLaw and orderNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:05:43 GMTExpert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past (AP) — A psychologist says post-traumatic stress disorder could have affected a Chicago activist who failed to disclose her conviction for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship.ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPost-traumatic stress disorderMilitary legal affairsCrimeImmigrationPolitical activismTerrorismBombingsLaw and orderMental healthHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesWar and unrestIsraelDetroitUnited StatesMiddle EastMichiganNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:51:55 GMTFormer President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.SOPHIA TAREENpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:30:18 GMTVictoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi' YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has joined the Broadway-bound musical "Gigi" playing a role she lately has been really enjoying — a mentor.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 21 Oct 2014 21:06:35 GMTPentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million (AP) — The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.wGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:47:23 GMTUS military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207 of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:16:27 GMT'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return YORK (AP) — Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 20:45:19 GMTTexas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys (AP) — A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.NOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsArsonFiresLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:01:33 GMTJewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments (AP) — An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.RICHARD LARDNERRANDY HERSCHAFTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismWar crimesGovernment business and financeBusinessWar and unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:44 GMTDe la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship (AP) — For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designInaugurationsFriendshipsArts and entertainmentRelationshipsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:20:03 GMTCongo doctor Mukwege wins EU human rights prize, France (AP) — European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who campaigns against sexual violence targeting women in war.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 20:14:02 GMTJury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:14:07 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 21 Oct 2014 20:46:44 GMTRaimondo, Fung to meet in TV debate with wild card, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are meeting for a televised debate that will also introduce voters to a wild-card third-party candidate in the governor's race.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsCampaignsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:00:58 GMTTop mortgage firm accused of abuses of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsPersonal insuranceNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:11:23 GMTCowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesGays and lesbiansSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasDallasSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 21 Oct 2014 20:30:08 GMT'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.wGovernment and politics, 21 Oct 2014 20:45:04 GMTIn San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama DIEGO (AP) — A tight House race in San Diego is becoming a real-life drama involving allegations of a campaign headquarters break-in and sexual harassment.KEVIN FREKINGELLIOT SPAGATpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSex in societySan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:20:13 GMTPentagon: counter-IS campaign costs $424 million (AP) — The Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.wGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 20:14:47 GMTWHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago.JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksImmunizationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMedical researchInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:47:05 GMTCanadian Pacific CEO says rail deal possible CEO of Canadian Pacific thinks U.S. regulators would approve a well-structured railroad merger, but nothing is planned now that talks with CSX ended.JOSH FUNKfBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 21 Oct 2014 20:41:10 GMTProtocol breached during murder suspect's release (AP) — Corrections officials say a breach in protocol led to the accidental release of a murder suspect in Baltimore.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:54 GMTAP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.ROB MAADDIsSportsLegal proceedingsSports governanceLaw and orderGeneral newsProfessional footballFootball, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:26 GMTCentral Michigan star back sentenced in theft case PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — One of college football's top running backs won't serve jail time in a Michigan theft case.aGeneral newsSportsTheftCelebrityCollege footballFootballCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCollege sportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMichiganMount PleasantUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:27:59 GMTUS expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans (AP) — As the U.S. closed a gap in its screening of airline passengers arriving from three West African nations, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.CONNIE CASSALICIA A. CALDWELLwGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksTravel laws and regulationsNational securityInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseRwandaWest AfricaUnited StatesGuineaSierra LeoneNew York CityTexasNew YorkEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:57:52 GMTLogano: No worries about retaliation from Patrick, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano says he's spoken to Danica Patrick and is not concerned she will retaliate against him.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:35:31 GMTDiscover's 3Q net income up nearly 9 percent, Ill. (AP) — Discover Financial Services says its third-quarter net income increased nearly 9 percent to beat market expectations.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:06:53 GMTOhio's Kasich goes own way in bid for re-election, Ohio (AP) — John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili.STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionState electionsState governmentsCampaignsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsPolitical organizationsOhioDistrict of ColumbiaColdwaterUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 21 Oct 2014 21:01:52 GMTNixon creating group to address Ferguson issues, Mo. (AP) — An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeState governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:46:44 GMT5 Jonestown victims buried in California, Calif. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were laid to rest after their cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned Delaware funeral home.aGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGuyanaOaklandCaliforniaDoverDelawareSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:31 GMT$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderChristianityReligionReligious issuesPennsylvaniaPittsburghAltoonaYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 21:13:27 GMTUkraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough (AP) — Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks next week.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsCrimeaUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 20:09:04 GMTCadaver dog searches in suspected serial killings, Ind. (AP) — Investigators used a cadaver dog Tuesday to comb abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana for more possible victims of a suspected serial killer who confessed to strangling one woman, directed police to six more bodies and hinted that there could be more killings stretching back two decades.MICHAEL TARMTOM COYNEaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsGaryIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 20:13:26 GMTRaonic & Karlovic through to Swiss Indoors 2nd rd, Switzerland (AP) — Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic hit 12 aces and saved all five break points he faced as he beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 20:25:47 GMT