FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 08:50:52 -0700US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsIraqSyriaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 14:28:04 GMTNext Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's sportsWomen's soccerMen's sportsMen's soccerTelevision ratingsSoccerProfessional soccerCable televisionSummer Olympic gamesInternational soccerSports mediaTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:14:55 GMTUS stocks jump following strong corporate earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar, 3M and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.STEVE ROTHWELLYURI KAGEYAMAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:49 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 threatsCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:32 GMTW.Va. airport looks for PeoplExpress replacement, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia airport has stopped promoting a PeoplExpress flight and is looking for other airlines to provide the service.tTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCharlestonWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:43:58 GMTSenators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:39 GMTGiants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3 FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.JOSH DUBOWsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoKansas CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 23 Oct 2014 14:31:57 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 GMTThreat to break isolation in Liberia over food, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHCLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuineaRwandaEast Africa, 23 Oct 2014 14:47:04 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:02:17 GMTColumnist George Will's Ohio lecture draws protest, Ohio (AP) — Columnist George F. Will appeared for a speech on a southwest Ohio campus and drew protests over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHamiltonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:32:14 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 GMT2 planes clip wings at Minnesota airport (AP) — Officials say 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.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:35:28 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 15:04:09 GMTGauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:45 GMTFrance reclaims title: world's largest wine maker (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.iGeneral newsLifestyleWineriesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRecreation and leisureBeveragesFood and drinkFranceParisItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 14:46:08 GMTMurray beats Fognini to reach Valencia quarters, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray eased by the error-plagued Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Valencia Open quarterfinals on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 14:34:38 GMT'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.BRETT ZONGKERtTravelLifestyleSculptureVisual artsMusicPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:44 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 GMTEric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man says he's been stopped at least 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for the suspect in a trooper's killing.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Oct 2014 15:42:55 GMTMoscow airport chief resigns after Total crash (AP) — The general director of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and his deputy resigned Thursday and Russian investigators detained four other airport employees following a plane crash that killed a top French oil executive and three crew members.LYNN BERRYiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 14:29:41 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 GMTEuropean authorities aim to purge weak banks, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEuropeGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:47:02 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 GMTProsecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has set bond at $1 million for a 15-year-old Michigan girl who prosecutors say stabbed her 12-year-old brother and conspired to kill other family members so she could run away with her 23-year-old boyfriend.COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:03 GMT1 killed, 11 injured in German gas pipe explosion (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 14:34:20 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 GMTTrading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.iBusinessGeneral newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesPortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:18 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 IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:17:25 GMTParents of Ottawa shooter's statement to AP 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 14:32:39 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 15:29:58 GMTImage of Asia: Climbing for democracy in Hong Kong this photo by Kin Cheung, a hiker looks at the yellow banner reading "I want genuine universal suffrage" in Chinese and "Umbrella Movement" in English hanging from the face of Lion Rock mountain in Hong Kong. Democracy activists hung the banner on the mountain in support of the protest movement in which thousands of demonstrators have camped out on the streets of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly a month to press their demands for greater democracy.The Associated PressaGeneral newsDemocracyGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:26 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 GMT'The Situation' to appear in court on tax charges, N.J. (AP) — A former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" is due back in court to face federal tax charges.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCelebrityNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:34:39 GMTKentucky agency starts food-focused website, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state.tTravelLifestyleTravel websitesLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:46:32 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 GMTAverage US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct. (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent.wBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:30 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 GMTIce cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attacked ANGELES (AP) — A 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:32:28 GMTDelta plane clips smaller jet at Minnesota airport (AP) — Officials say 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.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 15:39:03 GMTCyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies, Cyprus (AP) — The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished over the Mediterranean Sea while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsCyprusLebanonWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 14:34:28 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 GMTVols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMichiganAlabamaArizonaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:57:03 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 GMTSoftware problem diverts 15 flights from Denver (AP) — Travelers flying through Denver International Airport may face some lingering delays because of a problem with its air traffic control software.htTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTechnology issuesTechnologySoftwareTransportationGeneral newsComputing and information technologyDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 14:39:13 GMTWilliams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals (AP) — Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defense remain in the balance.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 14:30:41 GMT