FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 05:12:41 -0700Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 30 Oct 2014 11:28:33 GMTSouth Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said.KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsViolent crimeHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:30 GMTUkraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into rival Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaBrusselsKievEuropeEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 11:32:16 GMTProtesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters surged passed police lines Thursday and broke into Burkina Faso's parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:27 GMTGerman unemployment dips again in October (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.fBusinessEconomyLabor economyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:04 GMTAmid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:48 GMTSweden recognizes Palestine at state (AP) — Sweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:06:02 GMTShell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementFinancial performanceCorporate newsPersonnelNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:05 GMTStocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:48:31 GMTColumn: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.TIM DAHLBERGaGeneral newsBaseballSportsProfessional baseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 10:25:45 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:02 GMTActivists: Myanmar clinging to political prisoners, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has freed more than a thousand political prisoners since former military rulers handed over power three years ago, a move that has smoothed the former pariah state's international rehabilitation. Now the government says the job is done. Human-rights activists and the U.S. say, not so fast.ROBIN McDOWELLMATTHEW PENNINGTONiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitary correctional systemsPolitical imprisonmentPolitical activismGovernment and politicsArrestsArmed forcesBuddhismCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defensePolitical issuesLaw and orderReligionCorrectional systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:41 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 healthSierra LeoneAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaFreetown, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:05 GMTLenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit (AP) — Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.fBusinessTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:27 GMTSweden recognizes Palestine as state (AP) — Sweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:11:02 GMTMalala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.iGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:31 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 news, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:02 GMTN. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessLifestyleNorth KoreaAfricaPyongyangEast AsiaWest AfricaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:39:25 GMTProtesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits.iGeneral newsLegislatureTerm limitsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:38 GMTSF Giants fans celebrate, some turn raucous FRANCISCO (AP) — A celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:31 GMTPiano maker Steinway moving to new Manhattan site YORK (AP) — Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:31 GMTZambian president dies after long illness, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader in continental sub-Saharan Africa since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.NOEL SICHALWECHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesNational electionsElectionsUnited KingdomZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaSouth AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 10:53:38 GMTVolkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says that net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company sees continuing sales growth in China and Europe.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:31:30 GMTLufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015, Germany (AP) — German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has lowered its profit forecast for 2015 over concerns that the global economy may experience a downturn next year.fBusinessEconomic outlookEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:02 GMTHawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:06 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 boxingInternational soccerObituariesFunerals and memorial servicesMen's soccerSoccerBoxingWomen's sportsMen's sportsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:34 GMTBarclays sets aside $805 million in rigging probe (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second biggest bank by assets, set aside 500 million pounds ($805 million) on Thursday to cover possible penalties amid international probes into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:02 GMTMemorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer have broken ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.aGeneral newsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 10:09:11 GMTBrutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment pensions and social securitySeniorsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessUkraineDonetskEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:22 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state (AP) — Sweden's new government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state at a time of increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesSwedenIsraelJerusalemEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:03 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 11:55:45 GMTUN chief criticizes female genital mutilation, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.iGeneral newsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesKenyaAfricaEast Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:31:23 GMTIsraeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsReligious strifeRiotsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsPoliceViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMTUK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.iGeneral newsSperm donationSexual and reproductive healthHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:36:08 GMTRoyals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.DAVE SKRETTAaGeneral newsMLB World SeriesBaseballSportsProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CitySan FranciscoMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:41 GMTBumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsMissouriKansas CitySt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 11:43:32 GMTGerman 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:29 GMTSyrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists: First group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters has entered Kobani from Turkey.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:42:05 GMTNew dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.JANIE McCAULEYaGeneral newsSportsMLB PlayoffsMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballEventsSan FranciscoSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 30 Oct 2014 10:13:42 GMTChina eases monopoly on credit cards (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, MasterCard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 09:59:09 GMTInbee Park, Shanshan Feng share Taiwan lead, Taiwan (AP) — Top-ranked Inbee Park birdied five of the last seven holes Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:56:15 GMTWanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentExtraditionLaw and orderPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:33 GMTTim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGays and lesbiansGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:04:59 GMTPeshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:21 GMTUK court says Libyan can sue over rendition (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLibyaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:01 GMTReporter's family urges Iran to release him, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsNewspapersJournalistsNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIranUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 11:02:25 GMTKarlberg leads CIMB Classic by 2 strokes LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rikard Karlberg of Sweden birdied his last two holes for a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the CIMB Classic.CHRIS LINESsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:08 GMTUpstate New York home cleared of 150-plus cats, N.Y. (AP) — State police say building inspectors have condemned an upstate New York home after crews had to tear out the walls to find many of the more than 150 cats that were removed from the property.aGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 10:27:05 GMTFrance's Levy leads BMW Masters in China (AP) — France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.sSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsChinaFranceShanghaiEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:05 GMTSweden's new government says it recognizes state of Palestine (AP) — Sweden's new government says it recognizes state of Palestine.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 10:02:03 GMT