FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 00:06:28 -0700Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note, South Korea (AP) — The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTelecommunicationsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 06:37:37 GMTCost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.NICK PERRYiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNew ZealandOceania, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:38 GMTAsian stocks drift after China growth slows (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while Japan's benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4 percent surge the previous day.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Oct 2014 05:43:37 GMTSurvey shows media differences due to politics YORK (AP) — Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismLiberalismMedia, 21 Oct 2014 04:07:31 GMTFew hopes of success in Hong Kong talks KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 05:53:29 GMTFormer Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsParliamentary electionsObituariesDiplomacyLegislatureElectionsAustraliaSydneyCanberraOceania, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:41 GMTStanding ovation at Met Opera despite protest YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentJudaismTerrorismPerforming artsReligionSocial affairsWar and unrest, 21 Oct 2014 03:56:04 GMTWyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions.BOB MOENaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesViolent crimeWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:51:30 GMTReports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.aGeneral newsSurgical proceduresMen's healthVolunteerismEvangelismTelevisionDiagnosis and treatmentHealthSocial affairsReligionMediaOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:45:05 GMTAP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana (AP) — In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon.iGeneral newsMen's wrestlingWrestlingMen's sportsSportsCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Oct 2014 04:03:26 GMTMayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107 YORK (AP) — Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night.ADRY TORRESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:46:11 GMTHome where babies' bodies found being torn down, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month was to be torn down.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:47:02 GMTReview: Apple Pay in action YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 04:53:40 GMTCDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.MIKE STOBBEEMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 21 Oct 2014 02:55:14 GMTFinding victims in Indiana case a lengthy process, Ind. (AP) — Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span.TOM COYNEMICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeGaryTexasIndianaAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:35:26 GMTPlumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.MICHAEL SCOTTOsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsBrooklynPhiladelphiaNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 03:36:22 GMTPorn production moratorium ends after testing ANGELES (AP) — A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentAdult entertainmentSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 21 Oct 2014 02:44:59 GMTMillsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after losing a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-114 in overtime in an exhibition game on Monday night.CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:37:44 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.The Associated PressaKidnappingCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsViolent crimeGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsUnited StatesIsraelSparksNorth AmericaMiddle EastNevada, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:50 GMTAmerica says no to cappuccino potato chips YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:47:18 GMTTotal oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash (AP) — The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesMoscowFranceRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 02:33:45 GMT'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsLifestylePetsForensicsCriminal investigationsSearch and rescue effortsDogsCrimeLegal proceedingsScienceViolent crimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaKiribatiUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceania, 21 Oct 2014 05:10:40 GMTWashington Supreme Court to hear case (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website helps promote the exploitation of children.MARTHA BELLISLEaGeneral newsNational courtsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsSmugglingCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:57:54 GMTA list of merchants taking Apple Pay than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMTMuseum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Bradley had unrestricted access to his hero for 12 years, documenting him through thousands of photographs and saving Armstrong's sound recordings, fan letters — and even handkerchiefs.ULA ILNYTZKYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMuseumsArt photographyRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelVisual artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:37:03 GMTClosing arguments set in trial of Tsarnaev friend (AP) — Closing arguments were scheduled in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:41:41 GMTSteelers rally for 24-13 halftime lead over Texans (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger had touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell on each side of a scoring toss from Antonio Brown to Lance Moore on a gadget play, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally to a 24-13 halftime lead over the Houston Texans on Monday night.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 02:23:44 GMTAP PHOTOS: DE LA RENTA'S CREATIONS OVER THE YEARS YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 04:29:22 GMTTaliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 04:09:09 GMTNugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win, Alberta (AP) — Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaEdmontonCanadaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 04:32:06 GMTDemocrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentState legislatureElectionsGovernment and politicsCampaignsMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPersonnelBusinessState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsUnited StatesChicagoIllinoisAlaskaArkansasNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:16:20 GMTGardner outraises Udall as voting begins (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner is outraising Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and has more than triple the incumbent's cash on hand in the final days of the campaign, according to reports from both sides of the race.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsVotingLegislatureColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:13:10 GMTSteelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 (AP) — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballTexasPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:40 GMTChina economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.IAN MADERfBusinessEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:41:06 GMTIllinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.SOPHIA TAREENSARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsInternational relationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCampaignsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:40:52 GMTUS tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying (AP) — The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsWomen's sports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccer2014 FIFA World CupSoccerProfessional soccerEventsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsHaitiUnited StatesCaribbeanGuatemalaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 21 Oct 2014 03:02:53 GMTAsian stocks meander after China growth slows (AP) — Asian stock markets shrugged off China's weakest economic growth in five years, finding a silver lining in the fact it didn't slow as much as feared.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic growthCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Oct 2014 02:50:13 GMTUS urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:48:46 GMTAP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 04:33:22 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 pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft.aGeneral newsAthlete injuriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAthlete healthSportsKansasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 06:42:59 GMTNo bail for man in Washington shooting spree, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities has been ordered held without bail after a brief court appearance Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:14:21 GMTNobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia (AP) — When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:57:19 GMTPolice say they might have spotted ambush suspect shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrime, 21 Oct 2014 03:16:31 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, 21 Oct 2014 03:03:55 GMTDriver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.SEAN FARRELLROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecMontrealNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 05:33:24 GMTSpurs rally to beat Kings 106-99 ANTONIO (AP) — Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:32:19 GMTMavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies (AP) — Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis scored 14 points each to lead seven Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 03:17:46 GMTAP NewsAlert YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.aGeneral newsFashion designCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Oct 2014 02:53:24 GMTSteelers lead Texans 24-13 through 3 quarters (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger had touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell on each side of a scoring toss from Antonio Brown to Lance Moore on a gadget play, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-13 lead over the Houston Texans heading into the fourth quarter on Monday night.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballPittsburghTexasPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:45:37 GMTEastern Kentucky's struggles fuel Senate battle KNOB, Ky. (AP) — Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureEnergy and the environmentGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureKentuckyUnited StatesHarlanNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 02:56:12 GMT