FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 09:30:58 -0700US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in midday trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.STEVE ROTHWELLYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:45 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far.LAURAN NEERGAARDEMILY SWANSONwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksPublic opinionPreventive careEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthSocial affairsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 15:28:10 GMTWhite House fence jumper charged with assault (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsExtortion and threatsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:32 GMTSerbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition, Serbia (AP) — Serbia lodged a formal protest Thursday against the International Olympic Committee decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo, calling it a "precedent of dangerous proportions."DUSAN STOJANOVICsSportsSports governanceOlympic gamesMen's sportsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:11 GMTSenators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:52:09 GMTMaine man's ashes launched into space, Maine (AP) — A Maine man's ashes that have been scattered all over the world have taken their greatest journey yet: to space.aGeneral newsSpace launchesMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:40:10 GMTHighlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.The Associated PressfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMedical marijuanaMid-term electionsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:05 GMTMassive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsHigher educationCollege sportsSchool guidance counselingMen's basketballBasketballSports governanceCollege basketballFootballMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsCollege footballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:01:44 GMTNew Mexico wants renowned artist's home recognized, N.M. (AP) — The larger-than-life works of public art created by sculptor Luis Jimenez are on display in cities across the United States. He's credited with helping transform the definition of public art and open the door for other Mexican-American artists.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsLifestylePublic artVisual artsArts and entertainmentNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:26:05 GMTParents' email expresses grief over Ottawa killing following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 23 Oct 2014 16:23:04 GMT5 free things to do and see in Baltimore YORK (AP) — Baltimore on a budget? Easy as Edgar Allan Poe. His gravesite is one of a number of memorable places that can be visited around this historic city without spending a dime. Here are some details on paying your respects to the famed poet who penned "The Raven," along with some other fun things to do — including not one but two major museums that offer free admission.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelBaltimoreNew YorkMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:41:52 GMTCoach fired over watermelon celebration is rehired, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school football coach has been reinstated after his firing over postgame celebrations that officials said had racial overtones, with players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsHigh school footballFootballCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:27:55 GMT'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentOutsourcingLegislaturePersonnelBusinessCorporate newsNewnanGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:54:24 GMTGOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsLegislature2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral elections, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:36 GMTPope condemns extraordinary renditions in law talk CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 16:09:11 GMTHaitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak have asked a New York judge to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let their lawsuit proceed.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHaitiUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:59 GMTCoke names new marketing chief amid struggles YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is replacing its chief marketing officer as the world's biggest beverage maker fights to boost flat soda sales.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnel, 23 Oct 2014 15:33:05 GMTPolice employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.htGeneral newsRiotsLaw enforcement technologyPolitical and civil unrestTechnologyKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:11 GMTEric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Oct 2014 15:50:12 GMTBrazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M YORK (AP) — Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.fBusiness, 23 Oct 2014 15:49:21 GMTComcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.htBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyCable televisionTelevisionMediaProducts and servicesCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:42 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:13 GMTPlea deal in FAMU case is off the table, Fla. (AP) — A plea deal that was contemplated by one of the four defendants facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major is off the table.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairs, 23 Oct 2014 16:23:54 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAMIKE CORDERhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEnvironmental policyEconomyClimateEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsCorporate newsAir qualityUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPolandWarsawEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 16:21:25 GMTFerrer, Murray reach Valencia quarterfinals, Spain (AP) — David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarterfinals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 15:53:57 GMTCorporate earnings gains drive US stock higher YORK (AP) — Impressive results from Caterpillar, 3M and other big companies are driving stocks sharply higher in midday trading.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock markets, 23 Oct 2014 15:59:20 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, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:22 GMTAP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea CHON, North Korea (AP) — The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelGovernment and politicsLakesLifestyleEnvironment and natureHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaChinaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 15:40:45 GMTFamily of abused boy wants GOP ad pulled PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services is demanding the removal of a Republican television ad that uses her grandson's case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:28:44 GMTNY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:37:14 GMTSenators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismLegislationLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:05:35 GMTUS journalist returns home after Ebola recovery, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.aGeneral newsJournalistsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNews mediaMediaProvidenceRhode IslandLiberiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:39 GMTRetrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.ULA ILNYTZKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt galleriesVisual artsMuseumsSculptureRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:52:25 GMTFrench moving troops toward Libyan border (AP) — France is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region, a top French military official said Thursday.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceNigerLibyaMaliParisMiddle EastWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth Africa, 23 Oct 2014 16:00:49 GMTSerena bounces back to best at WTA Finals (AP) — Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 15:38:52 GMTParents' email to AP expresses grief over shooting following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:32 GMTAP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor is calling for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, saying violence will not be tolerated in his city.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIsraelJerusalemPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:05 GMTExhibition at Atlanta's High features Cezanne (AP) — An exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure.KATE BRUMBACKeArts and entertainmentLifestyleTravelPaintingMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelFranceAtlantaVancouverWestern EuropeEuropeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaBritish ColumbiaCanada, 23 Oct 2014 15:33:21 GMT'Boyhood' tops Gotham Awards with 4 nominations YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's 12-year-long family drama, "Boyhood," leads the Gotham Independent Film Awards with four nominations, including best feature.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:46 GMTDancing priests become Internet sensation (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.TRISHA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicReligionEntertainmentSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:36 GMTNokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.MATTI HUUHTANENhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelFinancial performanceHelsinkiFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:31 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.BENJAMIN SHINGLERRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 15:39:49 GMTDelta plane clips smaller jet at Minnesota airport (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:53 GMTTax trial for 'The Situation' set for December, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:37 GMTFamily releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:53 GMTCorrection: Earns-McDonald's story YORK (AP) — In an Oct. 21 story about McDonald's third-quarter earnings results, The Associated Press reported that a TV station in China showed one of the company's suppliers repackaging expired meat. The story should have said the station showed the supplier repackaging meat that was alleged to be expired. The claim has not been publicly confirmed by the government or the supplier.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 16:25:08 GMTSwiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume' eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.The Associated PressaGeneral newsPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyle, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:51 GMTAttacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people, Pakistan (AP) — Attacks in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday, police said.ABDUL SATTARASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 23 Oct 2014 15:25:50 GMTOhio State: Fired band director was dishonest, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says its fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a band member who reported sexual assault and kept a calendar of nearly nude male students in his office.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:57:29 GMTDisqualified Navajo candidate aims to stay in race, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race after a court determined he could not speak the tribe's language fluently is holding out hope officials on the nation's largest Indian reservation will provide a way for him to remain on the ballot.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsLegislationTribal governmentsNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:33 GMT