FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Sep 2014 23:48:54 -0700First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment (AP) — America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive.NANCY BENACeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionCelebrityEntertainmentFashion design, 01 Oct 2014 03:59:23 GMTCalifornia gun restraining order may deter suicide, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college-town rampage that left six people dead at the hands of a killer whose family felt helpless to stop him.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsDomestic violenceGun politicsSuicidesLegislationViolenceGovernment and politicsCrimeMental healthState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureHuman welfareHealthState governmentsViolent crimeSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:07:39 GMTEbola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGAARDaGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaTexasUnited StatesSierra LeoneDallasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:41:24 GMTProtesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.KELVIN CHANLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational incidentsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:10:54 GMTMore than games gold at stake in all-Korean final, South Korea (AP) — Rarely has there been so much at stake in an Asian Games football final.JOHN DUERDENiGeneral newsSportsWomen's sports2014 Asian GamesAsian GamesSoccerEventsInternational soccerSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaThailandMiddle EastAsiaSoutheast Asia, 01 Oct 2014 04:11:23 GMTFeds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump, N.M. (AP) — Shipments of plutonium-contaminated waste to the federal government's troubled nuclear dump site in southeastern New Mexico may resume as early as 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy said in announcing that the agency is committed to cleaning up the facility after a shutdown in February.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceGovernment regulationsWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:45:37 GMTEbola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Dallas (AP) — The first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has sent chills through the Liberian community in North Texas.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGAARDaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasLiberiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 05:39:09 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 06:34:19 GMTMcAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity' ANGELES (AP) — If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware.htArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 01 Oct 2014 03:45:24 GMTAsian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:29:23 GMT2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsTerrorismAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:29:05 GMTGroup sees food policy as a kitchen-table issue (AP) — A group called Food Policy Action wants Americans to think more about the subject when they vote. They're putting money and organization into elections for the first time, starting with an effort to defeat Republican congressman Steve Southerland of Florida over his drive to increase work requirements for food stamp recipients.MARY CLARE JALONICKpFood and drinkGovernment and politicsHouse electionsLifestyleElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical issues, 01 Oct 2014 06:38:16 GMTFight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsChristianityReligionReligious issuesGovernment and politicsSocial affairsSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageFamily issuesBrazilRio de JaneiroLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 01 Oct 2014 04:31:28 GMTChina ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing (AP) — Japanese coast guard rescuers were searching Wednesday for nine people believed missing after a Chinese ship sank off Japan's western coast.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationJapanChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 01 Oct 2014 05:14:40 GMTThe US Ebola case: 5 things to know officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.MARILYNN MARCHIONEaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:46:57 GMTPaquette, Connolly lift Lightning over Stars 5-1 (AP) — Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly each scored a goal and assisted on another as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:42:25 GMTLena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 06:19:08 GMTCourt mulls legality of firing for pot use off job (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.SADIE GURMANaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegal proceedingsMedical marijuanaCorporate legal affairsLaw and orderHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsColoradoDenverWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:03:35 GMTPennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training, Pa. (AP) — A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:28:24 GMTSmall countries struggle to be heard at the UN NATIONS (AP) — Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGambiaCentral AmericaNepalKyrgyzstanLatin America and CaribbeanWest AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 01 Oct 2014 05:52:21 GMTAustralia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq, Australia (AP) — Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAustraliaIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesOceaniaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:32:26 GMTHong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms.KELVIN CHANLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational incidentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyVotingPolitical and civil unrestElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 05:05:55 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeGeneral newsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsUnited StatesJapanNew York CityTexasNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaNew York, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:10 GMTPot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsMedical marijuanaDrug-related crimeLegislationGovernment and politicsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeLegislatureJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 03:27:19 GMTBlues beat Hurricanes 3-1 in preseason game LOUIS (AP) — David Backes, Joakim Lindstrom and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:11:12 GMTAfter bombs found, police say Frein making errors GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.MICHAEL RUBINKAMKATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:09:05 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 06:29:49 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.iGeneral newsOdditiesBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:10 GMTPolice chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable', N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:09:58 GMTFire damages several buildings in Atlantic City CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a multi-alarm blaze that has damaged several buildings in Atlantic City just steps from the resort town's boardwalk.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 04:36:22 GMTRevel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued to weigh bids.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:08:09 GMTScientists see bleached coral in northwest Hawaii (AP) — Warm ocean temperatures have caused large expanses of coral to bleach in the pristine reefs northwest of Hawaii's main islands, scientists said Tuesday.AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceCoralsMarine biologyAlgaeCoral reefsAnimalsBiologyOceanographyPlantsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentClimateHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:38 GMTMexico announces homicide charges in army killings CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's version that the suspects died in a shootout.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsWar and unrestMilitary legal affairsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 03:33:04 GMTAlgeria's ailing president absent amid crises, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsKidnappingCrimeAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaFranceAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 06:21:09 GMT3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22 CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 05:40:46 GMTGov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsGun politicsState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsViolenceCrimeState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:52:53 GMTPavelec helps Jets edge Senators 2-1, Manitoba (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec had 25 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaWinnipegOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaManitoba, 01 Oct 2014 02:54:52 GMTSerena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.sSportsMen's sportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 01 Oct 2014 04:30:28 GMTGovernment confirms first case of Ebola in US (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGAARDaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaLiberiaUnited StatesSierra LeoneAfricaDallasTexasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 03:42:51 GMTHiller, Flames beat Avalanche 2-0, Alberta (AP) — Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 04:08:11 GMTBrown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks 4-1 JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyLos AngelesSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 05:07:47 GMTAfghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21 people, mostly troops.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 03:35:19 GMTCould a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split? YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyOwnership changesCorporate news, 01 Oct 2014 04:02:20 GMT12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday.BISWAJEET BANERJEEiGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:31:10 GMTAgonizing wait for last victims of S. Korean ferry, South Korea (AP) — Kwon Oh-bok lives in a tent in a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, the building where hundreds of families have received tragic news over the past six months. And where a tormented few still wait for it.KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 06:25:23 GMTSnapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at the weekend shocked more citizens out onto the streets.LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 02:33:48 GMTHuffman hopes 'Crime' revamps 'Desperate' image YORK (AP) — Like in "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman plays a mother in the upcoming drama "American Crime."LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 01 Oct 2014 06:11:37 GMTCalifornia governor vetoes ethics bills, Calif. (AP) — Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending.JUDY LINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical ethicsLobbyingPolitical corruptionCampaign finance improprietiesState governmentsState legislaturePolitical scandalsLegislationLegislaturePolitical issuesCrimeCampaignsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 04:48:24 GMTApp teaches kindergartners basic computer coding, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.RODRIQUE NGOWIhtBusinessTechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 06:25:37 GMTA's, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals were tied 7-7 after 11 innings Tuesday night in a dramatic AL wild-card game.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 04:19:20 GMT