FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2014 04:21:23 -0700World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola (AP) — World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:02 GMTAfter arms drop, US coalition strikes IS group (AP) — Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 09:57:27 GMTEuropean Central Bank starts stimulus purchases, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession.fBusinessRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 11:10:39 GMTMozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProvincial electionsFraud and false statementsVotingElectionsCrimeMozambiqueMaputoEast AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 11:12:55 GMTBodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indiana, Ind. (AP) — The bodies of three more unidentified women have been found in northwestern Indiana, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was strangled at a motel.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGaryIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:52:48 GMTKerry: "Irresponsible," "morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani, Indonesia (AP) — Kerry: "Irresponsible," ''morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani.iGovernment and politicsIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 10:52:09 GMTJapan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:14 GMTJoko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationEconomyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsParliamentary electionsLegislatureEventsBusinessElectionsExecutive branchIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavaMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 07:49:55 GMTJews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem (AP) — Residents in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem say Jewish settlers have moved into two buildings — a step that is likely to raise already heightened tensions in the volatile area.iGeneral newsHome buyingResidential real estateLifestyleIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:39 GMTSuspect in girl's beating death had prior arrests YORK (AP) — Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimes against childrenCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolent crimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:54:34 GMTIraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 10:31:18 GMTRoyals, fans bond over improbable postseason run CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB PlayoffsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:53:10 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsNazismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:04:56 GMTRodgers rolls, Packers rout Panthers 38-17 BAY, Wis. (AP) — The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballWisconsinGreen BayUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:11:45 GMTObama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola (AP) — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve.JOSH LEDERMANaHealthGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingMid-term electionsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsElectionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaChicagoIllinoisNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:33:09 GMTGiants rely on core of 4 relievers FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.JOSH DUBOWsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsSan FranciscoNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 20 Oct 2014 07:54:07 GMTBills show resolve in rallying to beat Vikings PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Following so many years of frustration, veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams is beginning to wonder if the Buffalo Bills have learned a thing or two about resilience.JOHN WAWROWsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:14:43 GMTJapan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals (AP) — Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after allegations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.MARI YAMAGUCHIELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPolitical resignationsInternational tradeCabinet appointments and nominationsCabinetsCampaign finance improprietiesGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsGovernment appointments and nominationsEconomyCrimeCampaignsElectionsJudiciaryReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:41 GMTDCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37M (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm on Monday said it raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical partiesCampaignsPolitical organizations, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:15 GMTMan carries Fresno man from burning home, Calif. (AP) — A man ran into a burning home in Fresno and came out carrying a man who lives inside over his shoulder as flames popped and exploded behind him.aGeneral newsFiresSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 08:13:59 GMTHulkenberg signs new deal with F1 team Force India (AP) — Force India says it has reached an agreement with Nico Hulkenberg that will see the Formula One driver continue to race with the team until 2015.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneUnited KingdomIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 09:55:39 GMTFor GOP's Scalise, being No. 3 boosts popularity ORLEANS (AP) — Let's count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House.DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical partiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryPolitical organizationsNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:52:21 GMTElectrolux buoyed by US growth (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 11:09:47 GMTIran arrest 4 over acid attack, Iran (AP) — Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women.iGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderIranMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 10:45:46 GMTJapan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound stock markets rose Monday, led by a 4 percent surge in Japan, after Wall Street's rebound eased nerves about the outlook for the world economy and investors looked ahead to a report on China's economic growth. European shares wilted amid gloom about prospects for the region's economy.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyJapanChinaEast AsiaEuropeAsiaGreater China, 20 Oct 2014 08:45:56 GMTKerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsIndonesiaTurkeySoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 11:07:13 GMTEU seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola (AP) — European Union nations are working to find 1 billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak.iGeneral newsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 09:55:02 GMTMichelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.aGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:04:27 GMTKerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Monday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthIndonesiaMalaysiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaJavaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 09:45:54 GMTMarine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsEmbassiesCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsCrimeMilitary affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:56 GMTLawyers due in court in marathon bombing case (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court Monday for a status conference.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 08:29:30 GMTRobinson's career game helps Jaguars finally win, Fla. (AP) — Denard Robinson finished the sentence quicker than he hit holes.MARK LONGsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:14:00 GMTShares in Dutch feed company Nutreco surge (AP) — Shares in Dutch animal and fish feed supplier Nutreco NV have surged after the company announced a management-backed 2.69 billion ($3.43 billion) takeover offer from privately-owned trading company SHV Holdings.fBusinessLeading economic indicatorsEconomyNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:02 GMTOn the road to find the world's funniest person ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLos AngelesIsraelMiddle EastCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 07:41:40 GMTTannehill leads Dolphins past Bears 27-14 (AP) — Ryan Tannehill was sure he was going to hand the ball off. Then he saw the defense, and he knew what he had to do.JAY COHENsSportsProfessional footballFootballChicagoGreen BayIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaWisconsin, 20 Oct 2014 07:12:31 GMTIraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 10:19:55 GMTIBM to pay $1.5B to shed its chip division, N.Y. (AP) — IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.htBusinessTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:58:24 GMTIOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.sSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisOlympic gamesEventsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 09:51:02 GMTHawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes (AP) — A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERP. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 09:40:13 GMTTop Iraq Shiite cleric backs PM's fight against IS (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has met with the country's prime minister in a sign of support for his newly-formed government and its struggle against the Islamic State extremist group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIslamReligionSocial affairsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Oct 2014 08:23:14 GMTAttacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 07:11:05 GMTInvestor group pays $3.4B for power company Cleco, La. (AP) — An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:09:15 GMTGermany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links (AP) — German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 10:31:01 GMTClinics say not best place to check for Ebola a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 08:42:18 GMTUS airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani (AP) — The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsTurkeySyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 08:08:17 GMTHK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.JACK CHANGKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 08:52:04 GMTThe 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person ANGELES (AP) — The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsComedy performanceEntertainmentBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndiaFranceSpainHong KongSouth AfricaUnited StatesMoroccoSouth AsiaMiddle EastAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaSouthern AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaNorth Africa, 20 Oct 2014 07:42:58 GMTSurvey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 11:17:16 GMTWHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over, Nigeria (AP) — The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.BASHIR ADIGUNMARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthNigeriaAfricaWest AfricaAbuja, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:49 GMTDo remains belong to missing Virginia student?, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:23 GMT