FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 17:21:58 -0700McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureCampaignsGovernment payGovernment business and financeBusinessUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:48:46 GMTEbola-infected passenger was sent home from ER (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.LAURAN NEERGARDPAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaDallasUnited StatesTexasDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:56:53 GMTCourt: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided Wednesday in a boost for independent Greg Orman and a blow to the GOP's hopes of capturing a majority.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegal proceedingsLocal electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKansasTopekaKansas CityNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:12:44 GMTTrout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.GREG BEACHAMsSportsMLB PlayoffsAthlete injuriesMLB World SeriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaLos AngelesKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 02 Oct 2014 00:19:14 GMTConsumer group sues over Missouri insurance rates CITY, Mo. (AP) — A consumer group is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to obtain information used to justify insurance rates in Missouri.HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:30:44 GMTBlack Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers (AP) — The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state.CATHY BUSSEWITZfBusinessNewspapersMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNews mediaMediaHawaiiAberdeenWashingtonHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:08:28 GMTReport IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceNuclear weaponsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:14:12 GMTNot guilty plea for man in White House incident (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.PETE YOSTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeNational courtsGun politicsLabor issuesLaw enforcement agenciesIndictmentsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:08:18 GMTWambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2014 FIFA World Cup2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerFIFA World CupInternational soccerWomen's sportsMen's soccerLegal proceedingsProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCanadaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:55:14 GMTTrooper accidentally shot in training exercise, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:49:22 GMTHagel: Military medical system 'average' (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsHealthMilitary facilitiesHealth care industryMilitary leadershipVeteransMilitary and defenseMilitary affairsIndustriesBusiness, 01 Oct 2014 21:46:23 GMTClint Bowyer welcomes a son with wife Lorra, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer and wife Lorra became first-time parents Wednesday.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:49:50 GMTWyoming landslide stabilization to begin in 2015, Wyo. (AP) — Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide in Wyoming that tore one house in two and cut off access to dozens of other homes last spring.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:57:36 GMTReport: Hospital protocol failed in TB outbreak PASO, Texas (AP) — An El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospital health screening, a federal report shows.JUAN CARLOS LLORCAaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksChild and teen healthDiseases and conditionsGovernment-funded health insuranceLung diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessPublic healthGovernment programsGovernment and politicsTexasEl PasoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:09:37 GMTWet, wild monsoon season ends in Southwest (AP) — This year's Southwest monsoon season will be remembered for unusually intense storms that brought months' worth of rain in just one day.TERRY TANGaGeneral newsScienceWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersDisaster planning and responsePhoenixArizonaLas VegasNevadaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMTStocks start October with a drop YORK (AP) — Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookAir travelCommodity marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesStock marketsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthTravelLifestyleEuropeUnited StatesGermanyNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 22:20:44 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineCrimeaKievMoscowDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:26 GMTWhy the bond market is more fragile than you think YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisDebt and bond marketsGovernment programsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal investingPersonal financeEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:15 GMTMexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop-sided confrontation remain.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestMilitary legal affairsPolitical corruptionCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 22:08:13 GMTSearch of Hernandez home under scrutiny in court RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez continued their effort Wednesday to have cellphone evidence thrown out, and a judge began hearing testimony on what the defense claims was an unlawful interrogation of him at his home.ERIKA NIEDOWSKIaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:04:17 GMTSoldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slum DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soldiers and drug gang members have engaged in an intense and prolonged gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum that killed at least one person.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:55 GMTUS student rallies support Hong Kong protesters YORK (AP) — U.S. students have been gathering with umbrellas to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:42:10 GMTInfant's body found in California trash facility, Calif. (AP) — The body of an infant has been found at a Southern California trash recycling center.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementCaliforniaVictorvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:44:34 GMTPolice: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsSportsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeSwimmingMen's sportsReckless endangermentLaw and orderAquaticsMen's aquaticsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:52:38 GMTCavaliers fans welcome back LeBron (AP) — Long lines wrapped around Quicken Loans Arena as Cavaliers fans eagerly waited to welcome back LeBron James.TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:11:14 GMTMan with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.DAVID KOENIGSCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLung diseaseAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaUnited StatesDallasBelgiumNorth AmericaTexasWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 00:18:47 GMTUS student rallies to support Hong Kong protesters YORK (AP) — Students bearing umbrellas as a sign of solidarity gathered at rallies in several U.S. cities on Wednesday to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingNew YorkUnited StatesSan FranciscoChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaCalifornia, 01 Oct 2014 23:51:12 GMTEbola worries could keep some Dallas students home (AP) — Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsChild and teen healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:28:53 GMTBofA board names CEO Brian Moynihan chairman, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan has been named chairman, effective immediately.fBusinessFinancial crisisCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelEconomyFinancial marketsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 21:52:18 GMTMusical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway YORK (AP) — The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — "Doctor Zhivago."MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMoviesPerforming artsEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 23:46:10 GMTMichigan QB Gardner to start vs Rutgers ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program's breakdown in communication Wednesday and said Devin Gardner will start against Rutgers.sCollege footballAthlete healthSportsCollege sportsFootballMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:26:27 GMT17 people displaced by major fire in Atlantic City CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four buildings in Atlantic City will be demolished after they were severely damaged by a wind-blown fire that broke out just steps from the resort's boardwalk.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthSperm donationSexual and reproductive healthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:02:02 GMTThunder coach: Westbrook best point guard in NBA CITY (AP) — Thunder coach Scott Brooks isn't known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:20:24 GMTJaguars: Suspended Blackmon 'doing very well', Fla. (AP) — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and seems to be doing well.MARK LONGsSportsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsJacksonvilleOklahomaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:26:22 GMTJudge: City must pay creditors and pension fund, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows Stockton, California, to treat public pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim its pension obligations.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityRecessions and depressionsNational courtsCivil serviceEconomyGovernment business and financeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsNational governmentsStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:29:14 GMTBaker Hughes to disclose fracking chemicals YORK (AP) — The drilling services company Baker Hughes on Wednesday implemented a policy of disclosing all of the chemicals used in its fracking operations.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy industry, 01 Oct 2014 22:37:48 GMTJamaica sets campaign to develop sports tourism, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is launching an initiative to develop sports tourism on the island that is the world's dominant sprinting hothouse.iGeneral newsSportsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 22:45:46 GMTManager Orr testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial (AP) — Emergency manager Kevyn Orr testified in bankruptcy court Wednesday that when he took over Detroit's finances, he found a city with poor services for residents, next to no cash flow and significant neighborhood blight.COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal bankruptcyPersonal loansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPersonal financeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:18:59 GMTBig weekend for Big Red: Nebraska's chance to rise the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNebraskaMichiganArizonaFloridaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:06:46 GMT2nd-in-command named acting US attorney in Seattle (AP) — Annette Hayes has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, following the resignation of Jenny Durkan.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:01:49 GMTTimeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:The Associated PressaHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasLiberiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 23:58:21 GMTJudge: City must pay creditors and pension fund, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows Stockton, California, to treat public pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim its pension obligations.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityRecessions and depressionsNational courtsCivil serviceEconomyGovernment business and financeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsNational governmentsStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 23:08:11 GMTFor Secret Service, bad story kept getting worse first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House.The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:59:50 GMTCalifornia Catholics challenge abortion order FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions.aGeneral newsChristianityHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment programsAccess to health carePolitical ethicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsHealth issuesHealthPolitical issuesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:55 GMTMexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured CITY (AP) — Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 22:57:32 GMTTigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsMLB PlayoffsEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMichiganMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:40:58 GMTMan in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.JEFF AMYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsIndictmentsCrimeLegislatureTheftLaw and orderMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 00:15:08 GMTPrison escape plan cited in fatal Vegas crash case VEGAS (AP) — An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPrison breaksCrimeAccidentsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:12:07 GMTComplaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's labor commissioner has filed a complaint against heavy-duty truck and school bus manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, alleging five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessWorkplace discriminationAfrican-AmericansConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:47 GMT