FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2014 17:33:47 -0700Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.TOM RAUMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsVotingCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:19 GMTProsecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:11:51 GMTWorld Series: How the Giants and Royals match up position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoKansas CitySt. LouisButlerPittsburghCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 00:20:38 GMTHawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk (AP) — Sunny skies returned to the Aloha State, the day after a hurricane left Hawaii without inflicting much harm beyond heavy rain.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoralsNatural disastersAnimalsWeather patternsAccidents and disastersClimateEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:19:13 GMTBumgarner against Shields in World Series opener CITY, Mo. (AP) — A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:03:49 GMTBill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate's most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period.MELINDA DESLATTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsVotingLegislatureLegislationUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:20:57 GMTWhite House opposes Nazi benefit payments (AP) — Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe.RICHARD LARDNERDAVID RISINGRANDY HERSCHAFTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismWar crimesDiplomacyGovernment business and financeBusinessWar and unrestInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:12 GMTMillions in Social Security for expelled Nazis, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.DAVID RISINGRANDY HERSCHAFTRICHARD LARDNERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe MoonThe HolocaustGovernment pensions and social securityWorld War IINazismCriminal investigationsWar crimesImmigration policyLegislationLegislatureLaw and orderDiplomacyImmigrationOpen governmentObituariesNational courtsViolent crimeCrimeAstronomyScienceEventsGovernment business and financeBusinessLegal proceedingsWar and unrestGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAustriaUnited StatesCroatiaGermanyPolandWarsawEuropeWashingtonMontanaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMTFormer Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed from office in a constitutional crisis in 1975, died Tuesday, family members said. He was 98 years old.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyCanberraOceania, 20 Oct 2014 23:20:22 GMTAlabama House speaker arrested on felony charges, Ala. (AP) — Powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on felony ethics charges, accused of using public office for personal gain.KIM CHANDLERPHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsIndictmentsState legislatureCrimeArrestsLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:39:41 GMTGOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsState governmentsElectionsLegislatureLegislationPolitical parties2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsGovernment-funded health insuranceFilibustersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment programsDistrict of ColumbiaOhioUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:39:03 GMTParents of duct-taped boy don't want charges (AP) — A lawyer for the parents of an autistic high school soccer player in Pennsylvania who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank this month says the parents don't want charges filed against the two students involved.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsSports, 20 Oct 2014 22:17:51 GMTNot so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:05:19 GMTReport on whistleblower is inconclusive, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation.NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaBusinessGeneral newsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:59:37 GMTStiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed ANGELES (AP) — A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.LINDA DEUTSCHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:26:19 GMTRecord iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stock, 20 Oct 2014 23:32:32 GMTCDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines (AP) — Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.MIKE STOBBEEMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:19:39 GMTCourt justice suspended over role in porn scandal Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic emails scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsState governmentsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:04:51 GMTSuspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsForensicsCrimeLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:07:22 GMTFormer state GOP chair, lawmaker Slade dead at 78, Fla. (AP) — Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureObituariesLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:25:28 GMTAP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon, Wash. (AP) — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.aGeneral newsSalmonAgricultureIndustriesBusinessFishAnimalsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:17:12 GMT3-year-old NYC girl's beating death ruled homicide YORK (AP) — A medical examiner says a 3-year-old New York City girl who police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather died of blunt impact injuries to her head and torso.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:18 GMTRest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.BEN WALKERsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:21:09 GMTUS agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed (AP) — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsViolent crimeCrimeUnited StatesOrlandoFloridaCaribbeanNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 22:11:31 GMTPoliticians join protest outside Met over opera YORK (AP) — Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King have joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentGovernment and politicsPerforming artsJudaismTerrorismReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicityNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:24:52 GMTAppeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties.DAVID PITThtBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneticsBiologyScienceBiotechnologyTechnologyAgricultureIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIowaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 22:54:43 GMTClinton: Midterm elections should motivate women FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.LISA LEFFaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingUnited States Presidential ElectionMid-term electionsEventsNational electionsUnited StatesSan FranciscoNorth AmericaCalifornia, 20 Oct 2014 23:53:25 GMTColorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsLifestyleRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:41 GMTPolice probe New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee, N.H. (AP) — Local authorities in New Hampshire vowed Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeFairs and festivalsCriminal investigationsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLaw and orderNew HampshireKeeneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:08 GMTParties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2.3 million voters have already cast ballots for the November midterm elections, and both Republicans and Democrats are claiming the early voting numbers work to their advantage.CATHERINE LUCEYBILL BARROWaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsVotingMid-term electionsIowaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:54:51 GMTPolice: Indiana suspect hints at more killings, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.TOM COYNEMICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeGaryIndianaTexasAustinIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:12:28 GMTAbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsCorporate stockChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:39 GMTMan charged with killing Saudi college student FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says a man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in an attempt to keep both the car he had arranged to buy via Craigslist and the purchase price of more than $30,000.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:55:22 GMTUS airlines raise base fares on domestic flights (AP) — U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAir travelTravelLifestyleBudget travel, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:16 GMTEbola patient released from Atlanta hospital (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday.MIKE STOBBEaHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaUnited StatesSierra LeoneLiberiaGeorgiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Oct 2014 21:57:39 GMTRabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera YORK (AP) — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentJudaismGovernment and politicsPerforming artsReligionSocial affairsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:55:45 GMTTerror suspect wants details of case against him (AP) — A terror suspect challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program wants prosecutors to reveal how they built their case against him.aGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment surveillanceWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 00:22:08 GMTGarrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballSports businessFootballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:03 GMTNBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsJournalismNews mediaMediaTelevisionInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditions, 20 Oct 2014 23:51:32 GMTCity probes New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend.aGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew HampshireKeeneUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:42:38 GMTMcIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessDubaiDublinUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Oct 2014 21:59:45 GMTReview: Play reveals tense birth of a classic film YORK (AP) — Two tough guys, one tough script and their Herculean team effort to cram steamy sex and violence into a strictly-censored Hollywood studio film is the subject of Mike Bencivenga's fascinating play "Billy & Ray."JENNIFER FARRAReArts and entertainmentMoviesPerforming artsEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 00:10:47 GMTOklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.aGeneral newsAthlete injuriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAthlete healthSportsKansasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:16:19 GMTProsecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsCrimePolitical scandalsTheftSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:36:30 GMTIf no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksMedical researchEpidemicsAir travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthTravelLifestyleWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 22:37:02 GMTIn Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.JOSH LEDERMANaHealthGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:06:16 GMTPanama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption CITY (AP) — A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPanamaPanama CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 23:38:25 GMTDriver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers, Quebec (AP) — Canadian police say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car had become radicalized.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecNorth America, 20 Oct 2014 23:22:41 GMT5.6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia line, Ecuador (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.GONZALO SOLANOiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEcuadorColombiaQuitoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:31 GMTTaiwan's Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open, Spain (AP) — Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEuropeTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Oct 2014 23:33:13 GMT