FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 11:21:42 -0700Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingLegal proceedingsCable televisionLaw and orderCelebrityTelevisionMediaLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:40:03 GMTFamed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer's editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment.LINDA DEUTSCHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 21 Oct 2014 17:34:14 GMTHarley-Davidson tops 3Q net income expectations (AP) — Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:36:06 GMTNew rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans (AP) — Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansReal estateFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsDebt and bond markets, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:18 GMTJury rules against Texas company in guardrail case (AP) — Jurors have decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in damages for changing the design of highway guardrails without telling government transportation officials.fBusinessCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderGeneral newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:56:04 GMTFor a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfObituariesMen's sportsGuadalajaraMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 17:37:41 GMTPolice find dead infants in Winnipeg locker, Manitoba (AP) — Police say they have discovered the remains of as many as four dead infants in a storage locker in the central Canadian city of Winnipeg.iGeneral newsCanadaWinnipegNorth AmericaManitoba, 21 Oct 2014 17:17:26 GMTSnowden: Bombing shows limits of mass surveillance, Mass. (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingGovernment information leaksBomb threatsEventsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBombingsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:22 GMTSpanish woman free of Ebola, final tests shows (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.CIARAN GILESALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsHealthObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 17:14:19 GMTUkraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff (AP) — Ukraine has asked the European Union for an additional loan of $2.5 billion as it struggles to cope with the implications of its standoff with Russia.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsCrimeaUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 17:13:12 GMT'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityTony AwardsPerforming artsEventsAward shows, 21 Oct 2014 18:01:45 GMTHats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:17:00 GMTIAPA: press freedom deteriorating in the Americas, Chile (AP) — The Inter American Press Association says freedom of the press has sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months.iGeneral newsFreedom of the pressNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 17:40:12 GMTAnti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday.ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestTV newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPakistanIslamabadLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 18:14:23 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most viral tracks following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia, 21 Oct 2014 17:12:42 GMTTotal CEO killed in Moscow runway crash (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.LYNN BERRYLORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsMoscowRussiaFranceParisMiddle EastIraqEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:13 GMTUS: 1 American released from North Korea (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyBars and clubsInternational relationsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:23 GMTCDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines (AP) — The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports, as officials took to the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers who might be at risk of contracting the disease.MIKE STOBBEEMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:27:23 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack, Quebec (AP) — Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said Tuesday.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:07:40 GMTMother of Utah baby found in trash leaves jail LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can was released from jail on Monday, and told reporters as she left that she hadn't known she was pregnant.aGeneral newsCrimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:36:10 GMTTop subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estatePersonal insuranceProducts and servicesCorporate news, 21 Oct 2014 17:48:13 GMTWozniacki beats Sharapova at WTA Finals (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month's New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 18:09:58 GMTJerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.iGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 16:58:48 GMTN. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs. CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceEclipsesAstronomyUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:55:12 GMTOil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAssassination of John F. KennedyAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsAssassinationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 17:13:04 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 18:07:24 GMTGolden Gate Bridge officials float sidewalk toll FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span's sidewalks.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:53:25 GMTStocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose Tuesday, putting the market on track for a fourth gain in a row, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. Stocks continued to recover from last week's plunge.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:53 GMTKansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has usually ranged from slim to none.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsCampaignsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsKansasLawrenceUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:41 GMTGo For the Food: Bryant's barbecue in Kansas City CITY, Mo. (AP) — I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve "fightin' words."BETH J. HARPAZtFood and drinkLifestyleTravelBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansas, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:44 GMTHong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 17:08:13 GMTDaland, coach of swimming champions at USC, dies ANGELES (AP) — Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93.sSportsCoachingWomen's aquaticsSwimmingMen's aquaticsWomen's sportsObituariesAquaticsMen's sportsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:31 GMTNFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.sSportsNFL Super BowlFootballCoachingEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaProfessional football, 21 Oct 2014 18:08:04 GMTLove, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest album HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 17:27:22 GMTChina economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.IAN MADERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:06:21 GMTDebate over ethics of deleting negative reviews YORK (AP) — Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 21 Oct 2014 18:06:10 GMTThousands of Gov. Walker-related emails released (AP) — Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was a county executive were released Tuesday, prompting allegations from Walker and other Republicans that the timing two weeks before the election was politically motivated.SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsLocal governmentsWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 18:03:42 GMTIran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.NASSER KARIMISAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestReligious strifeMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqIranSyriaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:55 GMTUS: One American released from North Korea (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimeInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGeneral newsNorth KoreaUnited StatesPyongyangDistrict of ColumbiaRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 18:13:44 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 13 to Sunday Oct. 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMedia, 21 Oct 2014 17:06:38 GMTPistorius sentencing: What it means, South Africa (AP) — How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?GERALD IMRAYCHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeDisability sportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldWomen's track and fieldParalympic GamesLaw and orderMen's sportsWomen's sportsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityEventsSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 17:41:29 GMTVerizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 18:08:05 GMTSpanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.CIARAN GILESALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsHealthObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 17:31:18 GMTWyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of gay rights to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard continues to influence national perceptions.BOB MOENaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:29:33 GMTLaw signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity' (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the "obscene celebrity" he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.aGeneral newsCrimeCelebrityLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionState governmentsJudiciaryLaw and orderPolitical issuesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:16:32 GMTCoke to slash costs as soda sales remain flat YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 21 Oct 2014 17:25:08 GMTNCAA: SI allegations vs Oklahoma St 'unfounded' CITY (AP) — The NCAA and Oklahoma State announced Tuesday that allegations of widespread misconduct in the football program outlined in a Sports Illustrated expose last year were "fundamentally unfounded."CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCollege footballHigher educationCollege sportsAthlete recruitingSports governanceCoachingFootballEducationSocial affairsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 17:04:37 GMTRobredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 18:18:13 GMTHomeland Security orders new screening for Ebola (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsNational securityTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthTravel safetyTravelLifestyleGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:27 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 17:35:27 GMT