FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 13:20:07 -0700Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading (AP) — A former eBay executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:06:50 GMTBipartisan calls for Secret Service chief to leave (AP) — High-ranking lawmakers from both parties Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, as support for Pierson eroded in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agencies, 01 Oct 2014 19:16:05 GMTUS stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink YORK (AP) — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 points, on disappointing economic news and a slide in airlines stocks over Ebola fears. Investors moved money into traditional havens in times of uncertainty: bonds, gold and stocks that pay large dividends, such as utilities.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHong KongGermanyUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:11 GMTUN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake' NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesImmunizationsFood safetyHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsNon-governmental organizationsInternational relationsPublic healthHealthChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 19:01:33 GMTOhio city defaults on traffic camera bill CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras the cash-strapped city hoped would boost its revenue.MARK GILLISPIEMICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioRhode IslandProvidenceUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:22 GMTCharging documents: Phelps' breath test was .14 (AP) — Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsSwimmingArrestsMen's sportsAquaticsMen's aquaticsLaw and orderCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:44 GMTObama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign.wGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:47 GMTPac-12, Big Ten, ACC notify NCAA of proposals five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference to pass legislation without the support of the other Division I leagues.,The Associated PresssSportsCollege sportsSports governanceCollege footballFootball, 01 Oct 2014 20:04:15 GMTReport IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceNuclear weaponsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:48:40 GMTIn Scott Walker race, he's the main issue, Wis. (AP) — The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentState electionsState governmentsGovernment and politicsPersonnelBusinessElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesWisconsinNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:21 GMTEbola patient told hospital he was from Liberia (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.PAUL J. WEBERLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaDallasSierra LeoneTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:36 GMTCourt blocks part of new North Carolina voting law, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.EMERY P. DALESIOMICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansVotingJudicial electionsState legislatureState electionsNational courtsLegislatureSenate electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesJudiciaryState governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsNational governmentsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:44 GMTHong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.JOANNA CHIUKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 19:42:16 GMTNot guilty plea for man in White House incident (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.PETE YOSTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational courtsGun politicsLabor issuesLaw enforcement agenciesIndictmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:24:29 GMTTruck deals boost US auto sales in September (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.DEE-ANN DURBINTOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:27:26 GMTArtist creates huge dirt portrait on National Mall (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling a giant portrait of a young man created in the landscape of the National Mall.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVisual artsArts and entertainment, 01 Oct 2014 19:19:30 GMTKey events in Mexico army slayings investigation timeline of official statements about slaying of 22 suspected gunmen by soldiers in rural Mexico:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestCriminal investigationsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and order, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:59 GMTHagel: Military medical system 'average' (AP) — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is directing military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at under-achieving military health care facilities.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 01 Oct 2014 19:21:42 GMTNew Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.RUSSELL CONTRERASaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:56:19 GMTLeBron James bringing his story to TV series (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.TOM WITHERSsTelevision programsMen's basketballSportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:56:35 GMTGrain higher, beef pork higher (AP) — Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:50:16 GMTMom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:09:44 GMT3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after skipping out on a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they were fleeing Taliban violence but now face the wrath of their own government as well.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanUnited StatesCanadaBataviaNew YorkCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:55:36 GMTOregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:44 GMTReview: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic? YORK (AP) — PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesMobile phonesConsumer electronics, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:35 GMTAlaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceDeerAnimalsMilitary facilitiesNature reservesMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:03:26 GMTManager Orr on stand in Detroit bankruptcy trial (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight.COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:55:43 GMTPlayers file lawsuit in Canada over World Cup turf group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerWomen's sportsLegal proceedingsInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsFIFA World CupMen's soccerMen's sportsCanadaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:35:14 GMTCorrection: Insider Q&A Module Insider Q&A module sent for use as part of Money & Markets Extra for the week ending September 6 erroneously reported the estimates of Toby Shea, Vice President of Moody's Investors Service. Shea estimates the pre-tax profit of wholesale power companies such as NRG Energy and Calpine will rise 25 percent this year. The financial performance of the wholesale power subsidiaries of larger utilities such as Exelon and PSGE will begin to improve next year, not this year as reported.fBusiness, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:14 GMTPolice: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.aOdditiesTheftCrimeGeneral newsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:40 GMTUS sharply criticizes new Israeli construction (AP) — The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar and unrestGeneral newsInternational relationsIsraelJerusalemUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territoriesDistrict of ColumbiaIran, 01 Oct 2014 19:51:49 GMTGreece's govt to call confidence vote, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said Wednesday it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures.DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislatureElectionsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:46 GMTEx-madam who ran against Spitzer gets prison term YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:08:53 GMTLawyer warns of pension cuts in bankruptcy case, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for the bankrupt California city of Stockton says city employees could be forced to take a 60 percent pension reduction if a federal judge rejects the city's reorganization plan.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment payRecessions and depressionsCivil serviceNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsGovernment business and financeEconomyNational governmentsSacramentoCaliforniaStocktonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:28:39 GMTKey lawmakers want Secret Service chief out (AP) — High-ranking lawmakers from both parties are urging Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign. Congressional support is eroding following her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLegislatureLegislature hearingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:10:02 GMTBurger King, ex-soldier at odds over needle claim (AP) — The former soldier suing Burger King because he swallowed needles in a sandwich said he didn't return to Hawaii for a settlement conference because he had to work and his lawyers say the corporation hasn't taken negotiations seriously.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:23:42 GMTOfficials release few details in trooper death, Pa. (AP) — Authorities released few details Wednesday in the deadly shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper during a training exercise in suburban Philadelphia.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:13 GMTConviction upheld in reverse racism murder case YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsAfrican-AmericansCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:56:21 GMTSecret Service chief resigns after security lapses (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agencies, 01 Oct 2014 19:39:17 GMTSecret Service chief resigns amid security lapses (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical resignationsLegislatureLegislature hearingsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:59 GMTMan convicted of murder in killing over loud music, Fla. (AP) — A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsMusicLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:05:55 GMTArmy drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deaths, Wash. (AP) — The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeNewspapersArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonTacomaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:11:13 GMTJudge weighing Hernandez bid to toss evidence RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has finished hearing testimony in a bid by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's lawyers to have evidence from his cellphone tossed, but she issued no immediate ruling.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:10:16 GMTCanada identifies long lost British explorer ship (AP) — Canada's prime minister says the shipwreck uncovered last month in the Artic was the HMS Erebus which vanished 170 years ago.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCanadaArcticNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:17:52 GMTGirl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and that the mother is now facing charges in the U.S.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeTexasAustinMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 19:48:13 GMTBeheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP) — Beheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma City.aGeneral newsOklahoma CityNormanOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 20:08:46 GMTMom may face new charges in van chase, shooting, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors aim to file new charges against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic traffic stop and chase last year during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:02:20 GMTAP NewsAlert, Fla. (AP) — Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:54:25 GMT911 caller: Cop told man to drop gun at Wal-Mart, Ohio (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in Wal-Mart told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man, killing him, according to a summary of the interview released by the state.KANTELE FRANKOaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:01:34 GMTUS, China air differences over Hong Kong protests (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsDiplomacyInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsChinaHong KongBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:38 GMT