FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 18:47:40 -0700Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.iGeneral newsSportsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Nov 2014 00:01:32 GMTA look at people killed during space missions (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.SETH BORENSTEINhtScienceSpace launchesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 01 Nov 2014 00:21:04 GMTRaonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 01 Nov 2014 00:12:29 GMTBrewers exercise Gallardo's option, decline Weeks YORK (AP) — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 01 Nov 2014 00:19:07 GMTKansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.JOHN HANNAaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsKansasUnited StatesKansas CityWichitaNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:41 GMTMexico judge orders immediate release of Marine DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVeteransPost-traumatic stress disorderLaw and orderMental healthHealthMexicoUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Nov 2014 01:13:04 GMTHerbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices violated federal and state laws.fBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:01:04 GMTRepublicans take big lead in Colorado early voting (AP) — Republicans have taken a big lead in mail-in votes cast in Colorado.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States General ElectionVotingState electionsPolitical partiesLegislatureEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:29:47 GMTUntapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff, Calif. (AP) — Rosie Napravnik was riding with a secret, and she couldn't keep it any longer once Untapable won the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff.BETH HARRISsSportsWomen's sportsHorse racingCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 01:16:23 GMT2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceArrestsVolcanoesLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:09:46 GMTPhillies, Burnett both decline $15M mutual option YORK (AP) — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option.sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sports, 01 Nov 2014 00:45:43 GMTColombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.JOSHUA GOODMANiBusinessGeneral newsSmugglingInternational relationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:37 GMTUN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarBangladeshSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 31 Oct 2014 23:22:37 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 newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:26:18 GMTChina experimental moon orbiter returns (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.iGeneral newsScienceThe MoonAstronomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 01:32:40 GMTOrange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.PAUL ELIASKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballParadesGovernment and politicsProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoKansas CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 01 Nov 2014 00:54:18 GMTGolf Capsules, Ariz. (AP) — Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfMen's sportsWomen's sportsArizonaTaiwanMalaysiaEast AsiaChinaKuala LumpurUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 01 Nov 2014 00:36:54 GMTLake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.aGeneral newsWeatherChicagoLake MichiganIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:46:30 GMTCreator of Operation couldn't afford own operation, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it.CARRIE ANTLFINGERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 01 Nov 2014 00:40:43 GMTBerberian leads PGA Assistant Championship ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Richard Berberian Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the PGA Assistant Championship.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:58:22 GMTMexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says DIEGO (AP) — Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.aGeneral news, 01 Nov 2014 00:07:37 GMTJay Haas shoots 62 to take Champions Tour lead, Ariz. (AP) — Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:13 GMTMalloy: UBS to stay in Connecticut through 2021, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says financial services giant UBS has committed to remaining in Connecticut through 2021.fBusinessStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 01:20:15 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 01 Nov 2014 00:48:44 GMTBronx resident Deba seeks to win NYC Marathon YORK (AP) — The last time a New Yorker won the city's namesake marathon, the race didn't even go through the Bronx.RACHEL COHENsSportsWomen's track and fieldNew York City MarathonTrack and fieldWomen's sportsMarathonsEventsMen's track and fieldMen's sportsBronxNew YorkNew York CityWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 22:54:21 GMTStewart hits 200 mph, Kenseth takes Texas pole WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:21:09 GMT4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois, Ill. (AP) — A mother and three of her children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child injured when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:06:04 GMTJudge won't close hearing in Islamic State case (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeArrestsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and orderChicagoUnited StatesMiddle EastIllinoisNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:12:22 GMTAPNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:16:57 GMTShooting recordings released: 'We need aid ASAP' (AP) — As police raced to a Washington state high school last week in response to reports of a possible shooter, they faced the daunting task of trying to secure a maze of buildings that make up the sprawling campus, according to police radio traffic from the scene.MARTHA BELLISLEaGeneral newsMarysville-Pilchuck High School shootingEventsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrimeViolenceWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:10:15 GMTSuperheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies, superheroes and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoking the Ebola virus are making their freewheeling way in New York City's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.aGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:47:38 GMTAPNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:23:38 GMTSeattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns (AP) — Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states.aGeneral newsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:31:02 GMTWolves give Rubio 4-year, $56M deal (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketball, 01 Nov 2014 00:48:58 GMTCanada restricts visas amid Ebola scare (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksTravel healthPassports and visasTravel laws and regulationsInternational agreementsInfectious diseasesGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthInternational relationsTravelLifestyleLung diseaseGovernment regulationsTravel safetyOntarioCanadaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaTorontoNorth AmericaAfrica, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:03 GMTReligious talk: Salem school bars church leader, Ore. (AP) — A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationReligionAtheismEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesReligious issuesSalemOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:12 GMTCubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 23:16:17 GMTProtests push Burkina Faso president from power, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 22:52:07 GMTSpacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.BRIAN MELLEYJUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:03:32 GMTOhio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsChristianityGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsNorth KoreaOhioUnited StatesDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:53:42 GMTHospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.MARTHA BELLISLEaGeneral newsMarysville-Pilchuck High School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 01:31:44 GMT88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColumbiaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 01:27:26 GMTWolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal, (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 01 Nov 2014 01:04:16 GMTKansas tax collections short as election nears, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to win a tough a re-election race after successfully pushing for large personal income tax cuts.JOHN HANNAaGovernment and politicsState electionsPersonal taxesState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessElectionsNational governmentsPersonal financeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 00:16:30 GMTDon't forget 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, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:37 GMTEcuador top court endorses re-election for Correa, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's top court has endorsed and sent to the National Assembly a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.iGeneral newsPolitical endorsementsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Nov 2014 00:26:27 GMTBiden concerned by tension between Cyprus, Turkey (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned the president of Cyprus to express concern over renewed tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.wGovernment and politicsCyprusUnited StatesTurkeyMediterranean SeaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 23:04:36 GMTSpace tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.SETH BORENSTEINSUSAN MONTOYA BRYANhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologySpace explorationAccidents and disastersTravelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travelLifestyle, 01 Nov 2014 01:29:10 GMTHalloween saved in town after fugitive's capture, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsFugitivesArrestsLaw and orderCrime, 01 Nov 2014 00:50:30 GMTPolice make arrest in slayings of 4 in Kentucky, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 01:27:26 GMT