FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Oct 2014 01:31:05 -0700Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?ANN SANNERaGeneral newsCampaignsMid-term electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:56 GMTOfficial cites 'epidemic of fear' in US (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.ERICA WERNERMATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsEpidemicsDisease outbreaksLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGeneral newsUnited StatesGuineaWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 07:49:21 GMTForeign policy question mark over Indonesia leader (AP) — The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationGovernment and politicsForeign policyEconomyGovernment transitionsEventsGovernment policyBusinessNational governmentsExecutive branchIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaJakartaUnited StatesChinaAsiaJavaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:22 GMTNavajo high court orders election postponed, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionJudicial elections2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionPrimary electionsElectionsTribal governmentsLegislationGeneral electionsNational electionsEventsJudiciaryLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 24 Oct 2014 07:19:55 GMTMissouri police preparing for grand jury decision, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.DAVID A. LIEBJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeRiotsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:48 GMTMalaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 05:45:41 GMTNY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.JONATHAN LEMIRECOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthHumanitarian crisesEmergency managementGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaNew YorkWest AfricaGuineaNew York CityUnited StatesManhattanNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 05:13:37 GMTWith gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyle, 24 Oct 2014 07:16:44 GMTCalifornia startup unveils gun technology for cops, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.HAVEN DALEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWeapons technologyLaw enforcement technologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaWatsonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:04:03 GMTGestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII (AP) — At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids. Kohout, a naturalized British citizen, knew about it from his work at a plant doing defense-related work.GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsWorld War IINazismEventsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 07:54:01 GMTDetroit Mass Mob fills pews in struggling churches (AP) — Detroit has seen half of its residents skip town over the past 50 years, and the fallout has been felt in every corner of the city, including its religious communities.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:49:57 GMTCloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceScientific publishingScientific misconductGovernment and politicsNationalismGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyScientific ethicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 05:22:57 GMTAmazon's loss makes holidays a question mark YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGeneral news, 24 Oct 2014 04:26:28 GMTSweden calls off search for submarine (AP) — Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 06:37:01 GMTCollege player with brain tumor ready to play (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly.JOE KAYaGeneral newsHealthSportsWomen's sportsBasketballTumorsCollege sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballAthlete recruitingCharity fundraisingCancerDiseases and conditionsPhilanthropySocial affairsProfessional footballFootballCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:26:30 GMTCanadians seek to understand Parliament shooting, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.JENNIFER PELTZRACHEL LA CORTEiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureLaw and orderCanadaOntarioOttawaVancouverSyriaLibyaMiddle EastNorth AmericaBritish ColumbiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 05:45:35 GMTToday in History is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.The Associated PressaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:04 GMTFACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureVotingCampaignsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:15:27 GMTChina, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaSingaporeUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast AsiaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 07:23:17 GMTDespite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvest, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 07:39:53 GMTPGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl' SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsSocial mediaRyder CupMen's golfSports governanceGolfOnline mediaMediaEventsMen's sportsGeorgiaEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:39 GMTJailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsWar crimesObituariesInternational lawIslamismWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBangladeshPakistanDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 06:11:11 GMTMarine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsNationalismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defensePhilippinesManilaUnited StatesChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:15 GMTSweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago (AP) — Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 06:19:53 GMTManning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21 (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders is speedy, not greedy.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsFootballProfessional footballDenverSan DiegoColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 24 Oct 2014 08:27:39 GMTQuotations in the News"We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed. New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk." — Mayor Bill de Blasio after a doctor who recently returned to the city from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 24 Oct 2014 07:02:20 GMTInsurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: police, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.iGeneral newsWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 07:37:36 GMTEbola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.MATT SEDENSKYMICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsHealthMedical malpracticeLegal proceedingsEmergency careHealth issuesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 05:44:16 GMTNK expert says US must apologize to free detainees, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsEspionageHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaSouth KoreaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMTObama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.JOSH LEDERMANwHealthGovernment and politicsState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 04:50:49 GMTSurvey: German consumer confidence stabilizes (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.fBusinessEconomic outlookEconomyLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 06:48:23 GMTMetLife Stadium security a trendsetter RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A shoving match breaks out in a section of the MetLife Stadium stands. While security officers hustle to the scene, a beyond state-of-the-art surveillance system is recording every detail.BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMedia and entertainment industryFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:28:54 GMTGermany's BASF cuts 2015 profit outlook (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF has cut its outlook for next year, pointing to slower global economic growth and industrial production.fBusinessEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:11 GMTPoland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolandRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 08:05:55 GMTAfter 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.JONATHAN LEMIRECOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthHumanitarian crisesEmergency managementInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsNew YorkWest AfricaNew York CityGuineaUnited StatesAfricaManhattanNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:13:46 GMTGuide to developments in Ferguson police shooting LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 05:20:22 GMTProtesters in HK to vote on staying in streets KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 05:04:26 GMTCuomo's office tightly controls public records, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsOpen governmentSpecial interest groupsExecutive branchPolitical organizationsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesNew YorkAlbanyWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:52 GMTInjured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants FRANCISCO (AP) — Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB World SeriesAthlete healthEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:24:27 GMTChina launches experimental moon orbiter (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.iGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace launchesSpace explorationAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 07:06:38 GMTPaintings in national parks spark probe, furor LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.LINDSAY WHITEHURSThtGeneral newsTechnologyTravelLifestyleSocial mediaVandalismCriminal investigationsCrimeCanyonsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderEnvironment and natureUtahCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 07:21:28 GMTChina, 21 other countries initiate new Asian bank (AP) — China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesInternational tradeEconomyIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaCentral AsiaMiddle EastGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 04:36:57 GMTHeavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA ISLAND, China (AP) — Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 08:02:38 GMTGermany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:30 GMTSteve Nash ruled out for season with back injury ANGELES (AP) — Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers.GREG BEACHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 04:45:10 GMTQuick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0 ANGELES (AP) — Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings' 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts.GREG BEACHAMsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 06:03:52 GMTHagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 08:02:03 GMTFrank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.JENNIFER C. KERReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesAssassination of John F. KennedyCampaignsNewspapersEventsElectionsNews mediaMediaAssassinationsGeneral newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 04:46:59 GMTOfficial: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFrederickMarylandClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 24 Oct 2014 04:14:00 GMT7 hurt as car runs into SF Bay Area restaurant, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.aGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 07:07:29 GMT