FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 08:54:51 -0700Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt, Pa. (AP) — There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper.aGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 30 Oct 2014 15:44:42 GMTPolice: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in, N.C. (AP) — Police say the suspected gunman in a North Carolina courthouse shooting has turned himself in.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:53 GMTCrews respond to rising smoke at Wichita airport, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky.aGeneral newsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:20:28 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenGaza StripEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:45 GMTWal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsPricesHoliday shoppingFinancial performanceCorporate newsEconomyPersonal spendingPersonal financeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:21 GMTInmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case (AP) — A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing — a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end Illinois' death penalty.DON BABWINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:21:57 GMTBianchi family says injured driver still critical, Texas (AP) — The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Thursday he is still in critical condition but stable one month after his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingJapanTexasEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:54:08 GMT'McCarthys' inspired by creator's modern family ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: his own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about a sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.MIKE CIDONI LENNOXeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:29:47 GMTAnderson upsets Warinka at Paris Masters (AP) — Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka failed to serve out the match before losing to Kevin Anderson in a match lasting nearly three hours as the hard-hitting South-African rallied to advance to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters for the first time.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:48 GMTUS voters deciding on billions for conservation, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentMid-term electionsNatural resource managementEnvironmental activismConstitutional amendmentsEnvironment and natureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsLand environmentWater environmentConstitutionsGainesvilleNew JerseyFloridaColoradoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:06 GMTEU holds largest-ever cyber security exercise, Greece (AP) — A European Union cyber-security agency was in Athens to conduct the largest exercise ever held on the continent to prevent attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.htGeneral newsComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyTechnologyEuropeAthensGreeceWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:02 GMTReport: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationEducationFiresProtests and demonstrationsPrimary and secondary educationTornadoesNatural disastersChemistrySchool curriculaSocial affairsAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestWeatherDenverColoradoRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:56 GMTApplications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000 (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicators, 30 Oct 2014 15:44:10 GMTLatvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger, Latvia (AP) — A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond.RAYYAN SABET-PARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentThe HolocaustWar crimesGovernment and politicsEventsPerforming artsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRigaLatviaSouth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:02 GMTAnderson upsets Wawrinka at Paris Masters (AP) — Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka failed to serve out the match before losing to Kevin Anderson in a match lasting nearly three hours as the hard-hitting South-African rallied to advance to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters for the first time.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 30 Oct 2014 15:30:02 GMTObama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical endorsementsCampaignsState governmentsElectionsSenate electionsLegislatureState electionsUnited StatesMaineNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:33:12 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:06 GMTEbola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthAfricaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaFreetownGhana, 30 Oct 2014 14:37:02 GMTGunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:48:12 GMTFlames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:41:45 GMTProtesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and set its main chamber ablaze Thursday in the most significant challenge ever to the president's 27-year rule in one of the world's poorest countries.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaIvory CoastMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 15:43:25 GMTN. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthLifestyleProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:58 GMTNew UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:53:17 GMTLeBron starts new journey with Cavaliers (AP) — For LeBron James, the journey begins anew.TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandNew York CityOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 15:48:28 GMTUS condemns renewed violence in South Sudan, Kenya (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass violence in the coming weeks.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyHuman welfareSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:58 GMTIndyCar to run 17 races over 5 months next season (AP) — IndyCar will have 17 races next season and two new venues as part of a 2015 schedule that begins on a street course in Brazil in March and wraps up at the end of August on the road course at Sonoma.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarBrazilIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:58 GMTMicrosoft too offering big-picture health service YORK (AP) — Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple and Google with its own system for consolidating health and fitness data from various fitness gadgets and mobile apps. Microsoft is also releasing a $199 fitness band to work with this system.htHealthTechnologyPhysical fitness, 30 Oct 2014 15:01:54 GMTGroup says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestCorrectional systemsLaw and orderIraqMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:38:30 GMTSouth Africans mourn sport deaths (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsWomen's boxingFunerals and memorial servicesWomen's sportsInternational soccerBoxingObituariesSoccerSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 15:06:19 GMTSri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.ERANGA JAYAWARDENAiGeneral newsNatural disastersMissing personsEmbassiesEmergency managementAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsStormsWeatherSri LankaColomboSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:05 GMTAlaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, has vetoed an ordinance passed to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences with metal spikes.aGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLegislationLegislatureLocal governmentsAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:14 GMTAverage US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct. (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.fBusinessFinancial crisisPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:21:07 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 15:39:46 GMTUS stocks are mixed morning trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in Thursday morning trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.MATTHEW CRAFTKELVIN CHANaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesEast AsiaHong KongNorth AmericaAsiaChinaGreater China, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:57 GMTKansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCollege footballCoachingPolitical endorsementsCollege sportsFootballLegislatureSportsKansasUnited StatesTopekaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:10:00 GMTReview: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:57 GMTPolice: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolenceArrestsLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:04:57 GMTLarson named AP's West Africa bureau chief (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative.iGeneral newsJournalismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNews mediaMediaWest AfricaSenegalSouth AfricaDakarAfricaCentral African RepublicSouthern AfricaCentral Africa, 30 Oct 2014 15:07:03 GMTIsraeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter (AP) — Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish activist well known for his efforts to promote increased Jewish access to the site.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsWar and unrestAssassinationsGovernment and politicsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:37 GMTMenino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsCrimeProfessional footballLocal governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessFootballSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:43:57 GMTNATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaAthensGreeceUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:46 GMTFearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.LINDSEY TANNERaGeneral newsHealthEmergency careImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthUnited StatesChicagoAlabamaNorth AmericaIllinois, 30 Oct 2014 15:24:40 GMTRare Jefferson letters go on display at NYC museum YORK (AP) — Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson have gone on display at the Museum of the City of New York.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:18:50 GMTAmnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar crimesHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:26 GMTBodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:02 GMTSpokeswoman: Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 (AP) — Spokeswoman: Thomas Menino, affable yet shrewd as Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:39:07 GMTDelaware politician's spouse nabbed in sign theft, Del. (AP) — The husband of a Delaware state senator was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsTheftArrestsGovernment and politicsState legislatureCrimeLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:00 GMTSyrian official slams Turkey 'aggression', Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismSyriaTurkeyDamascusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 15:03:17 GMTJudge won't toss most charges in homeless killings, N.M. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out most of the charges against three New Mexico teenagers accused of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks and other objects.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsJuvenile crimeCrimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:51 GMTFTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula (AP) — Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.ANNE FLAHERTYwBusinessGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationships, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:01 GMT