FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 03:31:46 -0700Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case, Va. (AP) — Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsMissing personsForensicsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCharlottesvilleVirginiaRoanokeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 08:45:18 GMTProtesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's embattled leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.KELVIN CHANLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 09:26:50 GMTWife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:25:55 GMTMyanmar awards first licenses to foreign banks, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.AYE AYE WINfBusinessMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 08:30:47 GMTPhilippines won't send troops to unclear mission, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says his government will no longer deploy peacekeepers where they face unclear missions like in the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces came under attack by insurgents.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 09:03:59 GMTFormer Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87 (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, has died at the age of 87.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTel AvivIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 08:45:37 GMTJapan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50 (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."EMILY WANGKEN MORITSUGUiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:28:24 GMTTesco says UK authorities to investigate accounts (AP) — Tesco, one of the world's largest food retailers, says U.K. authorities are conducting a full investigation after its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).fBusinessCriminal investigationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 08:22:51 GMTSpanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.MAURICIO MUNOZiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCavesEnvironment and naturePeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 09:28:36 GMTNishikori beats Dodig to advance at Japan Open (AP) — Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:43:59 GMTUN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September (AP) — The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization's death toll does not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 10:03:24 GMTWhat if high court rejects gay marriage cases? (AP) — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:03 GMTRoyals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion CITY, Mo. (AP) — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:43 GMTObama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages.JIM KUHNHENNJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsEconomyElectionsWar and unrestCampaignsBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:15:40 GMTDetails of presidential security breaches evolve (AP) — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.EILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsNational securityIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:17:01 GMTPolice say a dozen more bodies have been found at summit of Japan volcano, raising toll to 48, Japan (AP) — Police say a dozen more bodies have been found at summit of Japan volcano, raising toll to 48.iGeneral newsVolcanoesSummitsEnvironment and natureInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:33:02 GMTJudge to sentence man in tree-lighting terror case, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:52:39 GMTGlobal stocks mixed after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests.JOE McDONALDfBusinessManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsEconomyProtests and demonstrationsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsHong KongJapanThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:21 GMTQuestions and answers about the US Ebola case (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaUnited StatesDallasWest AfricaTexasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:06:22 GMTPro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:05:21 GMTKvitova, Venus rematch set at China Open (AP) — Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 08:54:10 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:55:54 GMTBodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying a weekend autumn hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.EMILY WANGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsVolcanoesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:12:59 GMTQuotations in the News"I think it is a critical question. Real universal suffrage doesn't just mean the act of voting; it means a proper choice." — British Prime Minister David Cameron, suggesting it is essential that Hong Kong's people have a genuine right to choose their top leader.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 01 Oct 2014 07:01:22 GMTPlayoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason.BEN WALKERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:34:10 GMTRoyals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:03:52 GMTAustralian Parliament passes counterterror laws, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Wednesday passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite concerns about its impact on press freedom.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesFreedom of the pressLegislatureNews mediaTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAustraliaOceania, 01 Oct 2014 07:48:08 GMTNATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of (AP) — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaNorwayMoscowEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 09:23:29 GMTGermany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault (AP) — The German military says a manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter jet affecting the aircraft's fuselage, leading it to suspend deliveries.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:31 GMTFire damages several buildings in Atlantic City CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind-blown multi-alarm fire has damaged several buildings in Atlantic City just steps from the resort's boardwalk, and officials say two buildings have partially collapsed, but no injuries have been reported.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 10:17:06 GMTReports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons (AP) — The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsOdditiesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:59 GMTTaliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.AMIR SHAHRAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 08:01:00 GMTProtesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong say that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 10:13:53 GMTMcIlroy backing Clarke for next European captain ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy is backing Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain for Europe.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEurope, 01 Oct 2014 09:43:57 GMTPhelps apologizes after another brush with the law Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingCrimeArrestsReckless endangermentGeneral newsAquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:23:28 GMTFrance's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts (AP) — France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the deepest-ever spending cuts in the country's modern history.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment financeFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 08:17:25 GMTReports: Blasts in central Syria cause casualties (AP) — Syrian activists say two explosions have struck near a school in the central city of Homs, causing casualties, including among children.iGeneral newsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:37 GMTKvitova, V. Williams rematch set at China Open (AP) — Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:56:56 GMTTim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions do's, don'ts (AP) — Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well — Hillary Rodham Clinton among them.NANCY BENAClLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionFashion designArts and entertainment, 01 Oct 2014 07:23:47 GMTKaradzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war, and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsBosnian WarWar crimesLegal proceedingsGenocidesInternational lawYugoslav WarsEventsLaw and orderWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 08:56:19 GMTNew Polish premier wants more US military presence, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister says she will work for a greater U.S. military presence in Poland.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 09:07:23 GMTMcIlroy ready to get back to work ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy was photographed wearing only a mini-kilt and a red wig in the European team room after the Ryder Cup.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEvents, 01 Oct 2014 09:24:18 GMTAPNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsViolent crimeNazismCrimeThe HolocaustGovernment and politicsEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:15 GMTSaudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.AYA BATRAWYiBusinessGeneral newsIslamMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 08:49:33 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSports, 01 Oct 2014 06:57:03 GMTIslamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria (AP) — Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 09:39:26 GMTAirstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareWar casualtiesArmed forcesHuman rights and civil libertiesIntelligence agenciesBombingsGeneral newsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIraqUnited StatesPakistanMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaYemenNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 07:14:23 GMTApp teaches kindergartners basic computer coding, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.RODRIQUE NGOWIhtScienceSoftwareComputing and information technologyTechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:04:59 GMTSteinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentViolenceCorruption in sportsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 09:57:01 GMTObama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripIranNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 07:03:10 GMT