FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Oct 2014 01:26:06 -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 GMTDownpour of bad news sank Secret Service director first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLaw enforcement agenciesDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:14:52 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 GMTMan attacked by shark in Western Australia (AP) — A man was seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.iGeneral newsSharksFishAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersAustraliaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 06:29:43 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 GMTA look at changes in college prep history courses (AP) — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationInternational incidentsEducationHigher educationProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsNative AmericansSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:37:44 GMTAsian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.YOUKYUNG LEEfBusinessCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomySouth KoreaHong KongEast AsiaEuropeUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:17:29 GMTHistory fight coming to a head in suburban Denver (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesTeachingLabor issuesSchool administrationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:30:17 GMTChina warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist KONG (AP) — China's ruling party mouthpiece warned of "chaos" and expressed strong support for Hong Kong's embattled 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 07:07:06 GMT15 feared dead in explosives factory blast, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities say a blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria may have killed as many as 15 people.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 06:15:19 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.iGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestAustraliaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 07:55:41 GMTV. Williams out of China Open with viral illness (AP) — Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 06:09:46 GMTAustralia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million, Australia (AP) — Australia more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola in West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million) on Thursday, but resisted demands to send personnel.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAustraliaAfricaWest AfricaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 05:39:23 GMTFilipinos express support for Hong Kong protest, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea expressed support Thursday for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongPhilippinesManilaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 02 Oct 2014 05:55:47 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 GMTQuestions and answers about the US Ebola case (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesDallasFort WorthTexasAfricaNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:10:53 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 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 05:36:34 GMTLeBron warmly welcomed "home" by Cleveland fans (AP) — The crowd's deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn't hear his name announced.TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:44:26 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 GMTEpiscopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary YORK (AP) — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsReligious educationChristianityReligionSocial affairsEducationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:02:49 GMT'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:55:16 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 GMTQuotations in the News"That's how we're going to break the chain of transmission, and that's where our focus has to be." — Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how federal health officials will monitor people who have come into contact with an airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. every day for the next three weeks, the incubation period for the virus.The Associated PressaGeneral newsIsraelMiddle East, 02 Oct 2014 07:02:21 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 GMTMississippi becomes epicenter of college football, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt and his wife sometimes find time to talk a little football over breakfast while hustling around their house in Tupelo, Mississippi, getting the family ready for another day.DAVID BRANDTsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMississippiOxfordUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 07:11:50 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 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 is considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military operations in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to make incursions from its territory.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 07:02:41 GMTSullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.NICHOLAS RICCARDIBECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsAlaskaUnited StatesKodiakNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:56:07 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 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 GMTAP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron (AP) — They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash.TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:52:03 GMTHong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub KONG (AP) — Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.ELAINE KURTENBACHfBusinessProtests and demonstrationsEconomyGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 05:35:50 GMTPotato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.DAVID SHARPaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMaineIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:49:01 GMTTimeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasLiberiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 06:03:09 GMTSurfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsSharksCoastlines and beachesAccidentsAccidents and disastersFishAnimalsEnvironment and natureAustraliaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 06:57:21 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 newsJournalistsJournalismNews mediaMediaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 08:12:42 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 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsMen's tennisTennisProfessional baseballWinter Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsMen's sportsBaseball, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:38 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 GMTQueen of Soul says new covers album feels fresh YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin says her new album brings out an excitement she hasn't felt since 1982 and the music feels as good as Marvin Gaye's seminal "What's Going On?" album.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:09:50 GMTAnger mounts as Kashmir floodwaters subside, India (AP) — As floodwaters ripped through Indian-controlled Kashmir, Abdul Majeed spent five days holed up with his family in their attic, watching helplessly as army helicopters plucked tourists from hotel rooftops and government boats ferried officials to safety.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsFloodsWeatherEmergency managementAccidents and disastersArmed forcesRegional cooperationGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseInternational relationsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 06:01:49 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 GMTGuilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on, his attorney said ahead of an expected plea deal.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsTax evasionLegal proceedingsCrimeSports transactionsSports businessLaw and orderProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 06:28:19 GMTPalestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor (AP) — Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsImmigrationLocal electionsElectionsLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsBerlinGermanyPalestinian territoriesWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 02 Oct 2014 06:43:22 GMTQ&A: What are students in Colorado protesting? (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationHigher educationStudent testingProtests and demonstrationsTeachingSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsSchool curriculaPolitical and civil unrestSchool administrationColoradoUnited StatesDenverNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 05:31:38 GMT