FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 13:02:23 -0700UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestUnited KingdomSyriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 18:57:08 GMTBank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:20:35 GMTMicrosoft promises new Office for Macs next year FRANCISCO (AP) — After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers — but not until next year.htBusinessTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:27 GMTRaonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 31 Oct 2014 18:54:23 GMTAlbuquerque police reforms ordered, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached a deal to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:19 GMTDowntown Phoenix hotel reopens after fire closure (AP) — A major hotel in downtown Phoenix has reopened after being closed since last weekend for repairs after a fire in an electrical room.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleFiresAccidents and disastersPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:08:01 GMTNo-fly list challenge survives state-secrets claim, Va. (AP) — A judge has rejected the federal government's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list on the grounds that the lawsuit would expose state secrets.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:04:25 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 newsHealthLegal proceedingsState governmentsObituariesLaw and orderInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 19:01:56 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 19:48:32 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:13 GMTWitness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert, Calif. (AP) — Witness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert .aBusinessGeneral newsScience, 31 Oct 2014 18:57:41 GMTPathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide (AP) — An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:42 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 politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 19:31:03 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 newsInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsArrestsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingLocal governmentsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:40 GMTMan swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:41:42 GMTCalifornia Highway Patrol reports 1 fatality, 1 major injury after SpaceShipTwo accident, Calif. (AP) — California Highway Patrol reports 1 fatality, 1 major injury after SpaceShipTwo accident.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceAccidentsTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportation, 31 Oct 2014 18:50:23 GMTWitness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:42:32 GMTGas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYtTravelLifestylePricesBudget travelEconomyBusinessUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:37:17 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyElectionsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:58:47 GMTChicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test, South Africa (AP) — Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldDopingTrack and fieldWomen's sportsMarathonsSports governanceBoston MarathonDoping regulationsEventsKenyaSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 31 Oct 2014 19:34:57 GMTFire causes evacuation of French state radio (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:44:02 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGovernment and politics, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:39 GMTMichigan athletic director Dave 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 athleticsCollege sportsFootballCollege footballEducationSocial affairsSports transactionsSports businessMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:29:35 GMTCubs fire Renteria, go after Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — The Chicago Cubs fired Rick Renteria on Friday to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:13:37 GMTMilwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 18:51:18 GMTRG3 can't wait to get started again, Va. (AP) — After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:52 GMTMan who says he hoarded convicted of murder, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:46:59 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 was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCanadaAlbertaNew BrunswickNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:08:52 GMTMan: Son bought 2 human skulls online 'as a joke', Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsOnline shoppingShoppingLifestyleFairfieldConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:07:23 GMTKristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara.eArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 31 Oct 2014 19:16:36 GMTVirgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travelLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:52 GMTSuarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 18:43:42 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 newsHealthState governmentsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesMaineNew JerseyNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:55:29 GMTSlain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:54:40 GMTVirgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travel, 31 Oct 2014 18:43:36 GMT2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsOnline shoppingShoppingLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaFairfieldStamford, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:22 GMTPainted faces at parks need painstaking removal LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsNational parksSocial mediaPaintingVandalismEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelOnline mediaMediaVisual artsArts and entertainmentCrimeUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:56:24 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 AfricaAfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:03 GMTOhio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church.aGeneral newsNorth KoreaOhioDaytonEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:52 GMTCorrection: Strip Mall-Arson story VERNON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar General store, not an employee.aGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:14:45 GMTAfter murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:01:50 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 ElectionLegislaturePrimary electionsPolitical partiesCampaignsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsNew HampshireMaineRhode IslandProvidenceUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:24:20 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsDiplomacyPolitical activismPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsForeign policyGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMyanmarUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:44:12 GMTJudge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians, Va. (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.JESSICA GRESKOaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsTrademarksCourtsNative AmericansLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballIntellectual propertyJudiciaryGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:37 GMTNYPD's highest ranking black official quits YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:19:08 GMTDon't forget 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 19:34:40 GMTVikings' Robison has had a pain in the butt PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brian Robison has had quite the pain in the butt.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:17 GMTKenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kenseth says he feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:18:42 GMTHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.PETER ENAViGeneral newsIslamWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 19:09:02 GMTAshes 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 18:58:39 GMT