FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 02:50:40 -0700Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:29:37 GMTGuard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:54:48 GMTMyanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional summit that will be attended by President Barack Obama in less than two weeks.ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsSummitsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsInternational relationsNaypyidawMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:30:45 GMTTropical Storm Vance moving slowly in Pacific (AP) — Tropical Storm Vance is moving slowly in the Pacific far from Mexico's coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 09:35:06 GMTAP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.JOHN LOCHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:44 GMTAfter 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:13:31 GMTGreek police clear apartment used by rebel monks, Greece (AP) — Dozens of Greek police have taken part in an operation to clear an apartment used as the headquarters of a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox Church.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGreeceThessalonikiWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 08:32:17 GMTIllinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office (AP) — At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring large crowds to their feet.SARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsUnited States General ElectionVotingPolitical partiesExecutive branchNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:39:04 GMTBefore midterms, Obama to plug policies for women, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:28:16 GMTSan Francisco to mark World Series win with parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:28 GMTInbee Park take 3-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:58:48 GMTPoll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.NICHOLAS RICCARDIJENNIFER AGIESTApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansSocial affairsLegislatureBirth controlMarriageImmigrationEconomyFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSexual and reproductive healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:28 GMT3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois, Ill. (AP) — Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:28:39 GMTRomania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:ALISON MUTLERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical issuesLocal governmentsRomaniaEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:22 GMTSaints get their revenge, beat Panthers 28-10, N.C. (AP) — While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game — or any game, for that matter — on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different.STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:02:25 GMTHurley takes a 2-shot lead at CIMB Classic LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Billy Hurley III fired a 67 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.CHRIS LINESsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 08:57:33 GMTA look at Ebola guidelines in some states have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWest AfricaSierra LeoneMinnesotaMaineAlaskaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:29:19 GMTMexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMexicoMexicoTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMissouriUnited States, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:11 GMTLos Angeles airport shooting lessons linger ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeEmergency managementLegislationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional servicesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:33:17 GMTLanguage fluency case back before Navajo court, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's highest court is taking up a request Friday to hold election officials in contempt for not removing a disqualified candidate from the ballot.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsEventsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 31 Oct 2014 08:01:37 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:37:19 GMTJapan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve its investment returns.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:31:46 GMTTV space for campaign ads hard to find this late, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.HOLLY RAMERPHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsCampaignsPolitical action committeesState legislatureMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsSenate electionsState governmentsManchesterNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:36:51 GMTLooking for playoff contenders outside the obvious first games after the release of the College Football Playoff rankings have a chance to reveal some new contenders.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:28:51 GMTGas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:36 GMTLandrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six years ago, Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort to draw billions of dollars in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helped keep her in office for a third Senate term.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureHurricane KatrinaEmergency managementState legislatureDisaster planning and responsePolitical endorsementsMunicipal governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsStormsWeatherEventsState governmentsLocal governmentsLouisianaUnited StatesNew OrleansNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:39:27 GMTSoldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.JIM KUHNHENNROBERT BURNSwHealthGovernment and politicsMilitary facilitiesGovernment policyObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsInternational agreementsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:24 GMTLeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks (AP) — Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago.TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsClevelandNew York CityNew YorkOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:35 GMTHong Kong protesters: Images of determination KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:17:20 GMTJapan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment pensions and social securityFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment policyStock marketsJapanSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:36 GMTRating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 31 Oct 2014 08:19:00 GMTFlorida State not shocked by another rally, Ky. (AP) — As bad as Jameis Winston and second-ranked Florida State looked in the first half against Louisville, the second half offered plenty of time to recover.GARY B. GRAVESsSportsCollege footballMen's sportsCollege sportsFootballLouisvilleFloridaKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:04:47 GMTGroup argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsPatentsTrademarksNative AmericansLaw and orderIntellectual propertyBusinessProfessional footballFootball, 31 Oct 2014 08:38:19 GMTIn the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town, Nev. (AP) — Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.TIM DAHLBERGaGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsHigh school footballFootballNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:35:22 GMTAfricans worst responders in Ebola crisis (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDisease outbreaksGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaSouth AfricaLiberiaWest AfricaUgandaEast AfricaSouthern Africa, 31 Oct 2014 09:33:00 GMTGas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years YORK (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:16:55 GMTRBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:14 GMTDanielle Kang has another hole-in-one, Taiwan (AP) — Another week. Another ace. Another car.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMTHungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsHungaryEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 09:32:16 GMTSony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 08:46:08 GMTHawaii town shows how to live with lava, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHome buildingVolcanoesHome and gardenLifestyleResidential real estateEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 09:48:59 GMTCaptured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.MICHAEL RUBINKAMiGeneral newsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:32 GMTJapan's $1.1 trillion pension fund clears plan to double share purchases, cut bond holdings (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion pension fund clears plan to double share purchases, cut bond holdings.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:11:42 GMTHillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals PARK, Md. (AP) — When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsImmigration policyMid-term electionsForeign policyImmigrationPrimary electionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:46 GMTQ&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice (AP) — Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery.fBusinessEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 08:11:23 GMT2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370 LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 07:26:30 GMTDowney, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy ANGELES (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion of Beverly Hills, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.MIKE CIDONI LENNOXeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 08:46:07 GMTHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 09:39:02 GMTColsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfFranceChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 09:20:41 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsSocial affairsLegislature, 31 Oct 2014 07:22:11 GMT