FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:28 -0700Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt, Pa. (AP) — There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper.aGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 30 Oct 2014 17:34:47 GMTCalifornia city faces key ruling on bankruptcy, Calif. (AP) — Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEmployee benefitsRecessions and depressionsPersonnelEconomyStocktonCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:32:50 GMTTerminally ill woman may postpone taking her life, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:48:20 GMTEbola fears infect Louisiana medical conference ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.MARILYNN MARCHIONEJANET McCONNAUGHEYaHealthDiseases and conditionsState governmentsInfectious diseasesGovernment and politicsLouisianaNew OrleansSierra LeoneWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 17:19:14 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenGaza StripEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:03:26 GMTPolice: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMTMicrosoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessHealthTechnologyMedical technologyPhysical fitnessWearable technologyInformation technologyIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 30 Oct 2014 17:32:50 GMTPa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.aGeneral newsSuicidesLocal governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:19 GMTQuicken Loans back as Detroit Grand Prix sponsor (AP) — Quicken Loans is returning as the presenting sponsor of the Grand Prix in Detroit.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:25 GMTEU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.DEREK GATOPOULOShtGeneral newsComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyTechnologyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:33 GMTMusic Review: Neil Young breaks out the orchestra Young, "Storytone" (Reprise Records)SCOTT BAUEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 17:43:55 GMTReport: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationEducationFiresProtests and demonstrationsPrimary and secondary educationTeachingTornadoesNatural disastersChemistrySchool curriculaSocial affairsAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestWeatherDenverIllinoisColoradoRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:06 GMTFamily of held Egypt activists on hunger strike (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 18:07:34 GMTUS stocks turn higher in afternoon trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:38 GMTHow to avoid Amazon and still get deals YORK (AP) — Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. But Amazon — which commands about 20 percent of all U.S. e-commerce — has its own problems, too.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessPersonal financeOnline shoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesShoppingLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:37 GMTMurray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris (AP) — Andy Murray capped off his autumn comeback with a spot in the ATP Finals by reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters in impressive fashion on Thursday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthFranceParisLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:05 GMTUC Santa Barbara receives $65M from Munger BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A physics institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $65 million donation — the largest single gift in the university's history.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:19 GMTNFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSportsDopingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSports governanceNational courtsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:06:08 GMTEbola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthAfricaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaFreetownGhana, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:58 GMTGunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people shot and two stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:18:22 GMTOfficials: Kansas airport crash death toll at 4, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:29:59 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:06 GMTMalala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.iGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:17 GMTHarold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesState governmentsGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:23 GMT9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border with Mali.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNigerNiameyWest AfricaMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:59 GMTMan charged with murder in SWAT officer shooting ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man accused of fatally shooting a Pomona Police Department SWAT officer who was serving a search warrant.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:22 GMTSouth Africans mourn sport deaths (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsWomen's boxingFunerals and memorial servicesWomen's sportsInternational soccerBoxingSoccerWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:22 GMT'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:32 GMTInmate described as delusional gets execution date (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:42 GMTClosings set in Florida A&M hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member told a judge Thursday he will not testify on his own behalf in his trial on manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of a school drum major.PATRICK PETERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:52 GMTKansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCollege footballPolitical endorsementsCoachingCollege sportsCampaignsFootballLegislatureSportsKansasUnited StatesTopekaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:05 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesPublic healthOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaMaineLouisianaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:15 GMTNot so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesHolidaysEconomyOccasionsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeAfricaEurope, 30 Oct 2014 17:19:29 GMTVatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoes CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes are starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairs, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:52 GMTIsrael to reopen Jerusalem holy site (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestAssassinationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesSocial issuesIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:28 GMTPlane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing at least four people inside the building and injuring at least five others, officials said.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:42:12 GMTMaine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleState governmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaSierra LeoneAfricaWest Africa, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:05 GMTPA peace activists charged in vicious attack, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolenceArrestsPolitical activismViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:31 GMTUS average rate on 30-year home loan 3.98 percent U.S. mortgage rates halted their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.The Associated PressfBusinessPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estate, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:25 GMTMenino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsObituariesHealthProfessional footballLocal governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessFootballSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:30 GMTUS turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company's air bags.htBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnology, 30 Oct 2014 17:39:02 GMTHernandez lawyers argue for murder trial move RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has urged a judge to move Hernandez's trial in the killing of a semi-professional football player to a different Massachusetts county.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoisoningPublic opinionCrimeLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsHealthSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:54:57 GMTCentral Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.iGeneral newsSlovakiaBelarusUnited KingdomUkraineEuropeBratislavaEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 16:58:16 GMTFilm tells horrifying tale behind Louvre painting (AP) — It's one of the most viewed works in the Louvre, yet few visitors know the horrifying real-life story behind "The Raft of the Medusa."THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDocumentariesMoviesEntertainmentFranceWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:57 GMTSettlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo, New York that killed 50 people.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:35 GMTNATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaBerlinAthensUkraineGreeceEuropeEastern EuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:19:35 GMTVictim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crime, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:46 GMTInmate freed in landmark Illinois case (AP) — A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction.DON BABWINaGeneral newsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:55:25 GMTIsrael recalls ambassador to Sweden (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenStockholmEuropeGaza StripMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:57 GMTAuthorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:21:48 GMT