FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Oct 2014 16:05:38 -0700Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.aBusinessGeneral newsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:49 GMTMethodist panel hears appeal over gay wedding, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.TRAVIS LOLLERaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageWeddingsReligionSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:38:28 GMTPoems, but few ads -- Pressler seeks Senate return, S.D. (AP) — For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate race here — one that could tip control of the Senate — former Sen. Larry Pressler is bringing in the best surrogate he can imagine: a 78-year-old retired FBI agent.HENRY C. JACKSONKEVIN BURBACHaGeneral newsPolitical fundraisingGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesSenate electionsReadingPolitical organizationsElectionsRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesSouth DakotaPierreJacksonNorth AmericaTennessee, 22 Oct 2014 20:54:52 GMTRules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted (AP) — Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.wBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsAutomobilesEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesLifestyleDebt and bond marketsConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 22 Oct 2014 21:02:41 GMTBeaten Giants fan shows significant progress, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional baseballLaw and orderBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:34:32 GMTTablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars.htBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 22 Oct 2014 21:35:22 GMTSenate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:33:10 GMTFired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire (AP) — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge.aGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:42:14 GMTVan replaces Oregon city's $1 million library, Ore. (AP) — A city in northern Oregon has been reduced to using a van as its sole library after a blueprint mix-up shut down a newly built $1.2 million facility.aGeneral newsLibrariesEducationSocial affairsOregonPendletonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:34:47 GMTIndian Wells tourney generates higher econ impact WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The BNP Paribas Open that combines the ATP and WTA tennis tours in a two-week tournament had an estimated gross economic impact on the Coachella Valley of nearly $374 million.sSportsTennisEconomyBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:52:23 GMTVisa increases dividend by 20 percent CITY, Calif. (AP) — Visa Inc. says it will increase its quarterly dividend by 20 percent.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:44:04 GMTSenate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support, Kan. (AP) — A high-profile endorsement in hand in the unlikeliest of battleground states, veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts sought to bolster support in Kansas' rural west, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman.THOMAS BEAUMONTJOHN HANNAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical endorsementsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:53 GMTColorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMontanaColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:16:40 GMTCorrection: Air Bag Recall-Glance story a glance box Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 133,221 older General Motors cars were included in the recall, based on a statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency later revised its list to show that only about 10,000 GM cars are part of the recall, including the Pontiac Vibe and Saab 9-2X.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 22 Oct 2014 20:35:28 GMTRepublicans hope for congressional sweep in Iowa FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The politically savvy state of Iowa prides itself on purple voting, boasting a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. But this year, with a closely matched Senate race and three competitive House seats, the GOP sees an opportunity to turn the state a vibrant shade of red.CATHERINE LUCEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState electionsLegislatureMid-term electionsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesState governmentsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:36:58 GMTObama expresses optimism about Ebola in US (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.JIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:35:13 GMTMexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOMARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsMissing personsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestArrestsProtests and demonstrationsGangsCrimeViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 22:05:00 GMTAP PHOTOS: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes (AP) — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVisual artsGardeningArts and entertainmentHome and gardenLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:09:07 GMTPuerto Rico power company officials face charges JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's justice department has filed fraud and other charges against officials at the troubled state-owned power company in the U.S. territory.iBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:47 GMTFoley seeks to boost his appeal in governor race, Conn. (AP) — Republican Tom Foley's campaign has begun airing a string of positive television ads during the final two weeks of Connecticut's virtually even gubernatorial rematch, considered one of the most negative elections in the country.SUSAN HAIGHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsCampaignsState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsPublic opinionSocial affairsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:26:41 GMTOwners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:59:11 GMTCalifornia malpractice cap generates big spending, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.JUDY LINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMedical malpracticeHealth care costsMid-term electionsHealth issuesHealthPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:54:41 GMTMan missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.aGeneral newsMissing personsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleOhioDelawareColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:51:30 GMTSenator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:21:38 GMTUS to track everyone coming from Ebola nations (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.MIKE STOBBEaHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthGovernment regulationsUnited StatesWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaDallasNebraskaVirginiaNorth AmericaAfricaTexas, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:35 GMTCompany fined $25M for work-at-home scheme ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeCorporate legal affairsNational courtsCorporate newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciary, 22 Oct 2014 20:59:17 GMTColorado girls make possible bid to join militants (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria aren't radicalized jihadis but rather victims of an online predator, a school official said Wednesday.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsPrimary and secondary educationCrimeLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsBerlinColoradoSyriaDenverGermanyUnited StatesFrankfurtTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:46:34 GMTHow the academic scandal worked at UNC HILL, N.C. (AP) — The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Here are details about the fake classes that students didn't have to show up for, according to the report.EMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:39:00 GMTUS increases security, though no threats cited (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseCanadaUnited StatesOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 22 Oct 2014 21:31:29 GMTReview: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She's enchanted us in enough films — "The Descendants," ''The Spectacular Now," ''The Fault in Our Stars" — that one less-than-stellar film won't alter her upward trajectory.JOCELYN NOVECKeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentStormsWeatherGeneral newsWinter weather, 22 Oct 2014 21:07:16 GMTBlackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.PETE YOSTSAM HANANELERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:12 GMTKey features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States.LINDSEY TANNERaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:51 GMTCanadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Ontario (AP) — Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .iGeneral newsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:19:03 GMTCanadian official IDs Ottawa gunman (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 22 Oct 2014 21:31:54 GMTWorld Series rating for opener drops to low CITY, Mo. (AP) — A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsMLB World SeriesTelevisionMediaEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:10:27 GMTMexico banda musician found dead in northern state, Mexico (AP) — A member of the popular musical group Banda el Recodo was found dead in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan early Wednesday, and his wife and her alleged lover were detained on suspicion of murder.MARTIN DURANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:42 GMTKirk hopes for repeated success at McGladrey SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans' ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsRyder CupGolfEventsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:48:48 GMT2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.JEREMY HAINSWORTHROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOntarioCanadaOttawaTorontoUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:37:10 GMTSurvey: Harassment a common part of online life YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologySocial mediaComputer crimeInternet technologyCelebritySocial networkingOnline mediaMediaCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societyComputing and information technologyEntertainmentRelationships, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:14 GMTMan suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderViolent crimeIndianaGaryIllinoisChicagoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:19 GMT9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal HILL, N.C. (AP) — The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy As and Bs over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsHigher educationCollege sportsMen's basketballSchool guidance counselingCollege footballBasketballSports governanceCollege basketballFootballMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:48:47 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A drop in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. Small-company stocks also fell as traders unloaded riskier assets.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 22 Oct 2014 21:17:37 GMTExpert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsForensicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:36:21 GMTNBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team YORK (AP) — NBC's top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's sportsSports mediaFigure skatingWinter Olympic gamesSkatingMen's skatingOlympic gamesEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:12:18 GMTGovernment ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.TOM KRISHERhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:42:00 GMTFormer Illini coaches speak at McClain's funeral, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had lung cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.DAVID MERCERaGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesHigh school basketballCoachingBasketballHigh school sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIllinoisChampaignPeoriaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:33:39 GMTOregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment programsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:34:18 GMTMagic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsWorkplace diversityPersonnelSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:26:59 GMTRequest denied to remove judge on Peterson case, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimes against childrenProfessional footballFootballTexasConroeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:47 GMTVeteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late partner in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage.aGeneral newsVeteransMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 20:48:48 GMT