FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Oct 2014 03:25:29 -0700Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:57:04 GMTKurdish fighters say IS group nearing Syrian town (AP) — A senior Kurdish fighter says the Islamic State group is closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men are preparing for street battles.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 02 Oct 2014 10:00:02 GMTTropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific (AP) — Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.aGeneral newsStormsCoastlines and beachesWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and nature, 02 Oct 2014 08:54:29 GMTDenmark votes to send jet fighters to Iraq, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers have confirmed the government's proposal to send seven F-16 fighter jets to join an international coalition to take part in airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group.iGeneral newsDenmarkIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:09:16 GMTChina visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong (AP) — A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGovernment and politicsSummitsProtests and demonstrationsGeneral newsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestChinaHong KongBeijingUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:38:39 GMTGermany's Rocket Internet makes bumpy market debut, Germany (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt.htBusinessTechnologyLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGermanyFrankfurtWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:43:31 GMTChina warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist KONG (AP) — China's ruling party mouthpiece warned of "chaos" in Hong Kong, and expressed strong support for its leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday.LOUISE WATTELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 08:31:56 GMTDutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 10:12:24 GMTAustralian Parliament restricts veiled visitors, Australia (AP) — Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 08:35:43 GMTUnion chief: Irish army running short of uniforms (AP) — Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.iOdditiesIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:31:29 GMTWambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf with the response of soccer's governing body, American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite national players made good on their promise to bring legal action over plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerWomen's sportsMen's soccerLegal proceedingsProfessional soccerInternational soccer2014 FIFA World CupSports governanceSoccerEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsFIFA World CupHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesCanadaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:24:30 GMTNishikori beats Young to advance at Japan Open (AP) — Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.JACK GALLAGHERsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:58:58 GMTCowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCrimeSports businessViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 09:53:22 GMTMissing-student suspect due in Virginia court, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentLegal proceedingsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:16:13 GMTGlobal stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower on Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.YOUKYUNG LEEfBusinessCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsSouth KoreaEuropeHong KongGermanyEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaWestern EuropeNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 09:57:38 GMTHong Kong police warn not to charge buildings KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to charge or surround government buildings.LOUISE WATTELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 08:42:39 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 newsHealthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 10:01:14 GMTHalep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters (AP) — Romania's Simona Halep won a back-and-forth match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsChinaBeijingGermanySingaporeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast Asia, 02 Oct 2014 08:43:15 GMTNew EU economy chief vows tough budget oversight (AP) — The European Union's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, vowed Thursday to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French finance minister.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationLegislatureEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 02 Oct 2014 09:20:03 GMTHK police warn protesters not to charge buildings KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:05:53 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Economy still the top election issue (AP) — Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be the top issue. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that's not going to happen.JENNIFER AGIESTApGovernment and politicsElectionsGays and lesbiansPublic opinionMid-term electionsCampaignsEconomyPolitical partiesImmigrationSocial affairsBusinessPolitical organizationsSocial issuesMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:44:46 GMTRomney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear (AP) — Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand.STEVE PEOPLESCHRISTINA A. CASSIDYpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionMid-term electionsSenate electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical organizations, 02 Oct 2014 07:17:43 GMTBach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race.STEPHEN WILSONiGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesWinter Olympic gamesEventsNorwayUnited KingdomOsloWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:22:25 GMTCalifornia community reels after mayor shot dead GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married.RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment payCrimeLocal electionsViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessElectionsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 08:11:54 GMTJudge's ruling strikes at pension fund's sanctity, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has struck a blow against the sanctity of public pensions in California by ruling that U.S. bankruptcy law permits the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, allowing the city to cut benefits.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsBankruptcy figuresGovernment pensions and social securityCrimeGovernment payRecessions and depressionsCivil serviceLaw and orderEconomyGovernment business and financeStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:56:24 GMTCAS upholds Olaso's 5-year ban for match-fixing, Switzerland (AP) — Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing.sSportsTennisCorruption in sportsSports governanceSwitzerlandKazakhstanWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 08:57:10 GMTHong Kong police warn of serious consequences if protesters charge government buildings KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warn of serious consequences if protesters charge government buildings.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 08:27:45 GMTPhilips loses $467M patent suit to US competitor (AP) — Royal Philips NV says it will book a $467 million (366 million-euro) charge in the third quarter after losing a patent lawsuit to smaller U.S. competitor Masimo Corp.htBusinessGeneral newsPatentsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsIntellectual propertyNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 07:50:59 GMTSouth Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsBuddhismGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaChinaSouthern AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:12:16 GMTNeighbors recall slain LA-area mayor as friendly GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — With the investigation into shooting death of a suburban Los Angeles mayor moving forward, area residents recalled the victim as an outgoing neighbor who was willing to lend a hand.RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:46:56 GMTTurkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, although the country has yet to define what role it intends to play in the U.S.-led coalition against the militants.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:26:07 GMTKosovo selects its first Oscar contender, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo says it has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced independence in 2008 from Serbia.Associated PressiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsAward showsEventsKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:40:20 GMTMillions across India join cleanliness campaign DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans Thursday in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 07:58:20 GMTTropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast (AP) — Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.aGeneral newsStormsCoastlines and beachesWeatherEnvironment and nature, 02 Oct 2014 08:50:21 GMTPierson's undoing was quick as support vanished (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.ALICIA A. CALDWELLJOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsLegislatureCrimePolitical issuesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:58:11 GMTCAS upholds Olaso's 5-year ban for match fixing (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Spanish player Guillermo Olaso's appeal against a five-year ban and fine for match fixing.sSportsCorruption in sportsTennisSports governance, 02 Oct 2014 07:25:29 GMTSky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 10:13:16 GMTSamsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:35:18 GMTWatchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate (AP) — An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsSocial mediaGovernment and politicsJournalistsJournalismOnline mediaMediaNews mediaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:33:52 GMTSaudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 09:43:06 GMTFirm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.htBusinessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChinaHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 08:52:43 GMTObama to speak about economy at Northwestern U. (AP) — President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site.NEDRA PICKLERaBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:19:03 GMTBomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationBombingsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 10:04:01 GMTResilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDS (AP) — Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion.WILL GRAVESsSportsMLB PlayoffsBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsPittsburghSan FranciscoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 02 Oct 2014 08:14:19 GMTNew economics head vows tough EU budgets oversight (AP) — The European Union's incoming economics chief vows to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's budget and deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French Finance Minister.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:02:21 GMTSouth Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered.iGeneral newsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 09:57:07 GMTGov't website for doc payments not up to snuff (AP) — Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARJACK GILLUMhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsTechnology, 02 Oct 2014 07:21:05 GMTEuropean Central Bank to detail stimulus plan, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower.DAVID McHUGHCOLLEEN BARRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeItalyFrankfurtNaplesWestern EuropeGermany, 02 Oct 2014 08:45:41 GMTSpanish sea rescuers find bodies of 2 migrants (AP) — Spain's Marine Rescue service says it has found the bodies of two sub-Saharan African migrants believed to have been in a boat with eight others that had left Morocco.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsSpainMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 08:24:00 GMTOops! UK council removes Banksy mural (AP) — A council in southern England says it instructed its workers to remove a mural before realizing it was the work of internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:25:36 GMT