FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:51 -0700Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsWaste managementContracts and ordersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:28:07 GMTRaonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic secured his maiden win over Roger Federer to book his place in the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:24 GMT2 bodies found after UK fireworks warehouse blaze (AP) — British police have found the bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:23:28 GMTDetails expected on Albuquerque police reforms, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement about reforms for the troubled Albuquerque police force.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNew MexicoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:51:56 GMTCrews begin work to recover Kansas crash victims, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAir traffic controlAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:10 GMTGentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy (AP) — Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:21:02 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.htGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionComputer crimeCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderEstoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 17:59:34 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaEthiopiaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 18:05:20 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:52:33 GMTAP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 18:03:22 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaEuropeAsia, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:27 GMTKurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:10 GMT$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCell biologyLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:22 GMTExxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices YORK (AP) — Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months.JONATHAN FAHEYfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 17:12:03 GMTTheater shooting suspect wants sanity exam tossed, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out a report on his sanity.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:27 GMTColombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.JOSHUA GOODMANiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingLaw and orderLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:14 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:48 GMTWall Street caps wild month with stock rally YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:05 GMTBrittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:25:08 GMTMichigan athletic director Brandon resigns ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSchool athleticsFootballCollege footballEducationSocial affairsSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:44:15 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 18:24:06 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeEmergency managementLegislationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional servicesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:51:34 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsKidnappingMissing personsCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsLaw and orderViolent crimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:23:48 GMTLanguage fluency case back before Navajo court, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's highest court is taking up a request Friday to hold election officials in contempt for not removing a disqualified presidential candidate from the ballot.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 31 Oct 2014 18:19:39 GMTMom can't visit children she drove into ocean BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsOceansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderEnvironment and natureDaytona BeachAtlantic OceanFloridaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:14:03 GMT2 skulls found at Connecticut transfer station, Conn. (AP) — The skulls of an older man and woman were found at a Connecticut waste transfer station near some books and videos on witchcraft and Satan, police said Friday.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsConnecticutFairfieldStamfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:21:58 GMTHead of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits (AP) — The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society has resigned after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:08:33 GMTCanadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others has been given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCanadaNew BrunswickNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:10 GMTFormer NBA player argues for conviction reversal, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in court over the fraud conviction of former NBA player Tate George.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLegal proceedingsPersonal investingLaw and orderPersonal financeReal estateNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTrenton, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:24 GMTUniversity of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned.sSportsSchool administrationCollege sportsSchool athleticsEducationSocial affairsAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:41 GMTAttorneys make arguments in FAMU hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor on Friday cast a former Florida A&M University band member as the orchestrator of the 2011 beating death of a drum major who, as part of a hazing ritual, pushed his way through a band bus while his fellow musicians kicked him and pummeled him with their fists and drumsticks.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:33 GMTPilot in Kansas small plane crash identified, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site Friday as authorities assessed what needed to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAir traffic controlAccidentsTransportationAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:23:17 GMTDid you remember to set your clocks back? (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.wGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:07:26 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra Leone, 31 Oct 2014 17:07:21 GMTUS rig count up 2 to 1,929 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:50 GMTSun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribune (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co.fBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:33 GMTParachutist rescued from Missouri television tower LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.aGeneral newsTelevisionMediaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:14 GMTRecent moves by central banks, at a glance's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanRussiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:19:06 GMTItaly phases out sea rescues to save migrants (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyRomeEuropeLibyaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 18:27:02 GMTProtests push Burkina Faso president from power, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment transitionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestNational governmentsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 18:12:33 GMTFish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHigh school footballState governmentsCampaignsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsCollege sportsMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:26 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 phonesProducts and servicesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:46 GMTMilwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officer (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and that a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."aGeneral newsPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:57:31 GMTDemocrats in tight New England governor races, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.STEVE PEOPLESKATHLEEN RONAYNEpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsUnited States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesPrimary electionsCampaignsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsNew HampshireMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:18 GMTAgent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test, South Africa (AP) — Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsDopingTrack and fieldMarathonsSports governanceSouth AfricaKenyaSouthern AfricaAfricaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 17:39:01 GMTVirgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:16:10 GMTDowney, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.MIKE CIDONI LENNOXeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:11:24 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:35 GMTMedicare paid for meds after patients were dead (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationPersonal spendingGovernment-funded health insuranceHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentPersonal insurancePersonal financeInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment programs, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:12 GMT