FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 00:43:54 -0700AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.JOHN LOCHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:44 GMTAP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments.FABIOLA SANCHEZiGeneral newsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 05:35:09 GMTAfghan leader references Taliban at Beijing (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyAfghanistanChinaBeijingUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:10:02 GMTMalaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370 LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.iBusinessGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 06:52:40 GMTBefore midterms, Obama to plug policies for women, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:28:16 GMTIllinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.SARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsUnited States General ElectionVotingPolitical partiesExecutive branchNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 06:03:39 GMTTrooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCrimeWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:44 GMTPoll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.NICHOLAS RICCARDIJENNIFER AGIESTApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansSocial affairsLegislatureBirth controlMarriageImmigrationEconomyFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSexual and reproductive healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:28 GMT3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois, Ill. (AP) — Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:28:39 GMTUVa abduction suspect in court on separate case, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago.aGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:16:18 GMTSandoval, Shields among 121 free agents YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMen's sportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballEvents, 31 Oct 2014 06:17:57 GMTA look at Ebola guidelines in some states have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaSierra LeoneMinnesotaMaineAlaskaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:29:19 GMTMexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMexicoMexicoTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMissouriUnited States, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:11 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and a vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeTransportation safetyTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:22:58 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:37:19 GMTEbola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHousing rentalHome buyingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthResidential real estateLifestyleDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:49:57 GMTQuotations in the News"We're not trying to push any limits here. We're members of this community, too, and we want to make people comfortable." — Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine order by the state of Maine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 07:02:18 GMTTV space for campaign ads hard to find this late, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.HOLLY RAMERPHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaignsPolitical action committeesState legislatureMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsSenate electionsState governmentsManchesterNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:36:51 GMTAPNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careMedicationGovernment-funded health insuranceHealth care costsHealth issuesPersonal insurancePersonal financeDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment programs, 31 Oct 2014 07:17:44 GMTCrews to begin work to recover Kansas victims, Kan. (AP) — Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said.ROXANNA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:08:33 GMTDaniel Sedin's OT goal lifts Canucks over Montreal, British Columbia (AP) — Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 2:45 into overtime, off an assist from twin brother Henrik, and the Vancouver Canucks bounced back from a blown lead and beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverMontrealCanadaNorth AmericaQuebec, 31 Oct 2014 06:36:40 GMTLandrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is trying to remind voters of her effort six years ago to draw billions in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseLegislatureHurricane KatrinaAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEventsHurricanesTropical cyclonesNatural disastersStormsWeatherUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:30:04 GMTAP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.DAISY NGUYENaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical imprisonmentGovernment and politicsFreedom of the pressDiplomacyNewspapersNews mediaSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesMediaInternational relationsVietnamHanoiUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 06:13:54 GMTSoldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.JIM KUHNHENNROBERT BURNSwHealthGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesGovernment policyObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:15:22 GMTAP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.TED WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsCampaignsLegislatureLocal governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:13:23 GMTHong Kong protesters: Images of determination KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 05:58:39 GMTJapan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock index surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsJapanSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:19:36 GMTJapan expands stimulus to spur recovery (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsEconomic policyRecessions and depressionsPricesFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 06:16:55 GMTNikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.iBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsSouth KoreaJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 05:34:50 GMTJapan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth (AP) — Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 04:53:00 GMTClippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers didn't shoot well, couldn't build more than a 10-point lead, and still managed to usher in the Steve Ballmer era with a victory for their new owner.BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports governanceMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballPortlandMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 06:54:26 GMTJapan central bank expands asset purchases (AP) — Japan's central bank decided Friday to expand its asset purchases in a surprise move to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 05:21:56 GMTMyanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held talks Friday that for the first time brought together opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military chief in a bid to showcase the nation's political dialogue less than two weeks before President Barack Obama and other leaders attend a regional summit.ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsSummitsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipInternational relationsMilitary and defenseNaypyidawMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 06:05:59 GMTUS and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFijiAustraliaNew ZealandOceania, 31 Oct 2014 06:42:59 GMTDanielle Kang has another hole-in-one, Taiwan (AP) — Another week. Another ace. Another car.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 05:14:10 GMTLife goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesSierra LeoneWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:14 GMTSony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:38:40 GMTCaptured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.MICHAEL RUBINKAMiGeneral newsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:32 GMTCrowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsTattoosProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessBeauty and fashionLifestyleLos AngelesJapanCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 06:20:10 GMTHillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals PARK, Md. (AP) — When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsImmigration policyMid-term electionsForeign policyImmigrationPrimary electionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:46 GMTFormer NBA player to argue for conviction reversal, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessCrimeFraud and false statementsNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:51:31 GMTHong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.iGeneral newsSummitsProtests and demonstrationsAPEC SummitGovernment and politicsDemocracyInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestEventsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 04:58:24 GMTPolice search Boeing plant; no armed man found, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports.aBusinessGeneral newsEverettWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:06:10 GMT2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370 LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:26:30 GMTJapan expands asset purchases to spur recovery (AP) — Japan's central bank decided Friday to expand its asset purchases in a surprise move to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsPricesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 05:28:52 GMTJudge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:05:21 GMTCourt upholds death verdicts in slashing attack (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.iGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsTransportationCrimeViolent crimeWar and unrestLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:57 GMTOhio man detained in North Korea returning to work, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsInternational agreementsGovernment payInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessNorth KoreaOhioUnited StatesDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:46:03 GMTSaints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead, N.C. (AP) — The Saints' offense is potent enough with Drew Brees.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNewtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:53 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsSocial affairsLegislature, 31 Oct 2014 07:22:11 GMT