FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Oct 2014 07:40:18 -0700Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can't be zero, Guinea (AP) — Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola's spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City.BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaConakrySenegalAfricaMali, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:04 GMTSuicide bomber targets Egyptian army post, kills 5, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into an army checkpoint in restive Sinai, close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel, killing five soldiers and wounding 16.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:05 GMTPakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:51 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia.The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsRichmondVirginiaAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:06 GMTWashington city takes stock of tornado damage, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersProperty damageAccidents and disastersWashingtonLongviewPortlandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOregon, 24 Oct 2014 13:23:35 GMTTurkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani, Estonia (AP) — Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.JARI TANNERDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaAnkaraMiddle EastEstoniaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:19:57 GMTProcter & Gamble taking out its batteries YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.MICHELLE CHAPMANCANDICE CHOIfBusiness, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:19 GMTAttack on Egypt army post kills 17, Egypt (AP) — An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 17 people, according to security and medical officials, making it one one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since violence spiked following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 14:38:37 GMTMomentum builds in Rwanda to ban BBC, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government has expressed its anger over a BBC documentary on the country's 1994 genocide and there have been calls in parliament and by genocide survivors to suspend the global media outlet from Rwanda.iGeneral newsRwandan GenocideGenocidesDocumentariesEventsWar and unrestEntertainmentArts and entertainmentRwandaKigaliEast AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 13:24:46 GMTGestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII (AP) — At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsWorld War IINazismEventsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 13:55:44 GMTAmazon's loss makes holidays a question mark YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:10 GMTChina's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid (AP) — China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingWest AfricaLiberiaTanzaniaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaAfricaEast Africa, 24 Oct 2014 13:28:21 GMTUS stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:53 GMTCanadians seek to understand Parliament shooting, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.JENNIFER PELTZRACHEL LA CORTEiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw and orderOntarioCanadaOttawaVancouverSyriaLibyaMiddle EastNorth AmericaBritish ColumbiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:33 GMTQueen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R' (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyCelebrityEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 14:25:03 GMTUS to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage, Philippines (AP) — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.iGeneral newsCoral reefsCoralsEnvironment and natureAnimalsPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:29:41 GMTSuicide bomber kills 10 soldiers in Egypt, Egypt (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near Israel and Gaza on Friday, killing 10 soldiers, according to medical and security officials.ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 14:02:06 GMTMacedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack, Macedonia (AP) — Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansPolitical activismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 14:02:39 GMTAustralia says missing plane hunt will take months LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaAustraliaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 24 Oct 2014 13:03:31 GMT1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.aGeneral newsRiotsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:16:26 GMTUK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.RAF CASERTMIKE CORDERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:37 GMTWTA semis: Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska (AP) — Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the year-end No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:03 GMTP.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice."LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:16 GMTLawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.ERICA WERNERMATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsEpidemicsLegislatureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited StatesGuineaWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:55 GMTFrench journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.iGeneral newsJournalistsLegal proceedingsCrimeNews mediaMediaLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:47 GMTFeds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane, who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent.DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFrederickMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:26 GMTImage of Asia: The 'Wind Stone' and the sea this photo by Rob Griffith, a couple sit on rocks at a Sydney beach near a sculpture titled "Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness," created by Japanese-Australian artist Koichi Ishino. It's part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition on display until Nov. 9 around Sydney. The popular exhibition in its 18th year also features a giant frying pan, a breaching whale, a rhinoceros and other sculptures. This year's main prize winner, American Peter Lundberg, whose "ring" looks like a misshapen bronze circle, said the exhibition is one of the best around because of the view of the surrounding landscape.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureVisual artsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 24 Oct 2014 14:25:33 GMTOfficer critical but stable after hatchet attack YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:32 GMTEvenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles (AP) — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsTransportation safetyTransportation, 24 Oct 2014 13:42:58 GMTAfter 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.JONATHAN LEMIRECOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthHumanitarian crisesEmergency managementMunicipal governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew YorkWest AfricaNew York CityGuineaUnited StatesAfricaManhattanNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:36:37 GMTBotswana votes as president seeks second term, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.SELLO MOTSETAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBotswanaGaboroneSouthern AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 13:02:34 GMTGuide to developments in Ferguson police shooting LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:JIM SALTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPoliceLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:25 GMTMurray rallies past Anderson at Valencia Open, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 14:24:10 GMTSpain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans (AP) — The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesSpainCanary IslandsWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:37 GMTReputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:05 GMTWHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.MARIA CHENGiBusinessGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited KingdomWest AfricaAfricaEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Oct 2014 13:43:04 GMTUS new-home sales close to flat in September (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingHome buildingRecessions and depressionsEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceLeading economic indicatorsPersonal loansPersonal financeResidential real estateLifestyleHome and garden, 24 Oct 2014 14:20:07 GMTPat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsBroadcast televisionEvangelismInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthTelevisionMediaReligionSocial affairsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 13:10:23 GMTRwandan government angry at BBC over documentary, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.EDMUND KAGIREiGeneral newsGenocidesRwandan GenocideGovernment and politicsDocumentariesLegislatureWar and unrestEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentRwandaKigaliEast AfricaAfrica, 24 Oct 2014 14:25:00 GMTPutin accuses US of undermining global stability (AP) — The United States is destabilizing the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:02 GMTChiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:02:00 GMTUPS expects double-digit surge in Dec shipments (AP) — UPS is expecting an 11 percent jump in December shipments as the holiday shopping season heats up.fBusinessHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:01 GMTPolice: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home.aGeneral newsNursing homesAging and disability servicesHealthNew CastlePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:11:42 GMT180 questioned about election fraud in Romania, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.iGeneral newsFraud and false statementsReferendumsCriminal investigationsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsCrimeLaw and orderRomaniaBucharestEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:42 GMTFriday's Time Schedule City at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m.The Associated PresssCollege footballProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsCollege sportsFootballDallasHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:01 GMTInsolvency experts try to save Caterham F1 team (AP) — Insolvency specialists have been handed full management responsibility at the financially troubled Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a buyer.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 13:14:02 GMTMore earnings gains send US stocks higher YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher as U.S. companies report more earnings gains.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 24 Oct 2014 13:36:52 GMTHong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:50 GMT8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe, Latvia (AP) — Latvian police say eight people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year.sSportsArrestsCorruption in sportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeEventsMen's sportsLatviaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Oct 2014 14:13:02 GMTMan fighting charges for painting Main Street, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.aOdditiesWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:40 GMT