FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Oct 2014 12:41:31 -0700Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.MAGGIE MICHAELMAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar casualtiesWar and unrestArmed forcesTerrorismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Oct 2014 18:10:04 GMTDisney World to take down 'Sorcerer's Hat' display BUENA VISA, Fla. (AP) — The sorcerer's hat is coming down at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Central Florida. Disney officials say the giant Blue sorcerer's hat display will be replaced in 2015.tTravelLifestyle, 25 Oct 2014 19:29:58 GMTDT McCoy signs 7-year deal with Bucs tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position.BARRY WILNERsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 25 Oct 2014 17:19:34 GMTSchool worker tried to stop Washington shooting, Wash. (AP) — A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.MARTHA BELLISLENIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeHigh school sportsCrimeHigh school footballNative AmericansViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationSportsFootballWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 16:57:35 GMTBrazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters' DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsCampaignsEconomyGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsBusinessRio de JaneiroBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Oct 2014 18:31:03 GMTNo. 11 Kansas State pitches 23-0 shutout of Texas, Kan. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas State's rapidly improving defense pitched the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade in a 23-0 victory Saturday that kept the Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsCollege baseballCollege footballBaseballMen's sportsCollege sportsFootballManhattanKansasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 19:21:47 GMTGoffin beats Coric to reach Swiss Indoors final, Switzerland (AP) — David Goffin kept up his remarkable form as he beat teenage wild card Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach the Swiss Indoors final.DANIELLA MATARsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 16:31:03 GMTFew details offered on quarantines over Ebola YORK (AP) — Officials in three states have enacted 21-day quarantines for any travelers arriving back in the United States after having contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. But they've said little about exactly how they'll enforce such strict rules.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 25 Oct 2014 18:46:43 GMTPatrick: Logano must continue to prove he's sorry, Va. (AP) — Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:53:31 GMTExcitement mounts among Colorado GOP RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsPolitical organizationsColoradoUnited StatesDenverNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:43:21 GMTIn Pakistan, a coup that wasn't (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsFraud and false statementsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesCoups d'etatNational governmentsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestCrimeWar and unrestVotingElectionsMilitary and defensePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Oct 2014 18:18:02 GMTEarly voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsCampaignsVotingUnited States General ElectionState elections2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureEventsLegislatureState governmentsGeneral electionsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:19:02 GMTFederer defeats Karlovic to reach hometown final, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer beat big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach a ninth consecutive Swiss Indoors final and his 11th overall in his hometown of Basel.DANIELLA MATARsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 18:21:03 GMTClashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound others (AP) — Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said.BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 25 Oct 2014 18:14:32 GMTKavaguti, Smirnov take Skate America pairs short ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Yuka Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia topped the Skate America pairs short program on Saturday.ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsFigure skatingWomen's sportsSkatingWomen's skatingRussiaIllinoisEastern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:59:37 GMTUkraine pauses before decisive vote, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsElectionsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 18:10:04 GMTNanny of Venezuelan ex-minister arrested in Brazil PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say they arrested a nanny employed by Venezuela's former foreign minister as she tried to enter the country with a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside a briefcase.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeVenezuelaBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Oct 2014 17:22:21 GMTExtremists launch new attack on Syrian border town, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 17:35:03 GMTSplash shots still define Giants' ballpark FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine if big league boppers rarely dented the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Or hardly ever hit drives onto Waveland Avenue at Wrigley Field. Or never came close to the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.BEN WALKERsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 16:59:55 GMTCustom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minneosta startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.htGeneral newsOddities3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:49:07 GMTSuspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt, Calif. (AP) — Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAuburn, 25 Oct 2014 17:15:10 GMTHow to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.ANNE FLAHERTYhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologyParentingRelationshipsHigher educationStudent testingEducationEducational health servicesSchool rankingsSchool guidance counselingProfessional networkingSocial affairsCareers, 25 Oct 2014 16:40:31 GMTAfter 17 years, Rampone aims for 1 more World Cup, Pa. (AP) — Christie Rampone got a diamond necklace from USA Soccer for her 300th international appearance with the national team. Yet it's clear her memories are far more precious.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsWomen's sports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's soccerAthlete injuries2014 FIFA World CupSoccerProfessional soccerEventsAthlete healthFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccerMen's sportsCanadaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 19:26:40 GMTHealth care worker criticizes quarantine process, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker now quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 19:12:39 GMTHancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.CHARLES J. GANSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsPerforming artsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:54:42 GMTTop Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationship (AP) — A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:47:01 GMTDemocratic Rep. Barrow works for GOP votes in Ga., Ga. (AP) — Touring his southeast Georgia farm in a pickup truck, Randy Branch gave a visiting congressman a crash course in agriculture as well as an earful about politics — namely how much he doesn't like Democrats.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMunicipal governmentsPolitical partiesLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsGeorgiaUnited StatesStatesboroAugustaNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:52:21 GMTWHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthWest AfricaSenegalMaliAfricaGuineaIvory CoastLiberiaGhana, 25 Oct 2014 18:44:02 GMTMaui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.AUDREY McAVOYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsAgricultural scienceFood trendsGeneticsAgriculture and the environmentVotingAgricultureIndustriesBiologyScienceBiotechnologyTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsFood and drinkLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:56 GMTSaturday's Time Schedule Series, Game 4, Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m.The Associated PresssWomen's sportsMen's golfGolfFigure skatingSkatingBaseballNASCARSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyAutomobile racingProfessional baseballTexasDallasWashingtonArizonaMichiganTorontoValenciaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadaSpainWestern EuropeEuropeQuebec, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:52 GMTUS to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples.wPersonal financeGovernment and politicsBusinessMarriageVeteransFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 25 Oct 2014 17:00:56 GMTUnpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.STEPHEN WADEsSportsVolunteerismSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroAustraliaSydneySouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanOceania, 25 Oct 2014 19:09:21 GMTJack Bruce, bassist of 60's band Cream, dies at 71 (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bass player and vocalist of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71.SYLVIA HUIGREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomEnglandScotlandLondonWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 17:39:04 GMTTeacher tried to stop Washington state shooting, Wash. (AP) — A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school.MARTHA BELLISLENIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationTeachingLabor issuesHigh school sportsHigh school footballNative AmericansSportsFootballWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaSeattle, 25 Oct 2014 19:08:10 GMTComplex investigation follows killing of deputies, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceLaw and orderGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSacramentoAuburnUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 19:30:37 GMTEbola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.JAKE PEARSONDAVID B. CARUSOCOLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsNew YorkWest AfricaNew York CityUnited StatesGuineaAfricaBurundiCentral AfricaNorth AmericaEast Africa, 25 Oct 2014 18:57:42 GMTUS journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaGeneral newsHealthJournalistsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesWest AfricaLiberiaRhode IslandNorth AmericaAfrica, 25 Oct 2014 19:32:56 GMTLava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 16:49:07 GMTAbdullah leads No. 16 Nebraska over Rutgers 42-24, Neb. (AP) — Ameer Abdullah ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns and set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards, leading No. 16 Nebraska to a 42-24 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 19:33:26 GMTIran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTehranIranMiddle East, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMTRome protesters target plans to make firing easier (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers.FRANCES D'EMILIOiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesLegislationPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 16:51:32 GMTNumber of Islamic extremists growing in Germany (AP) — The number of Islamic extremists in Germany is growing rapidly, the head of the country's domestic intelligence agency said Saturday.FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 17:56:02 GMTHarvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingTrafficNASCARTransportationGeneral newsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:54:01 GMTUS to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.wPersonal financeGovernment and politicsBusinessMarriageVeteransFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:41:25 GMTMussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists.FRANCES D'EMILIOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 19:34:03 GMTBoat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia, Zambia (AP) — At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationZambiaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 25 Oct 2014 19:36:02 GMTCream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71 (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71.SYLVIA HUIGREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomEnglandScotlandLondonWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Oct 2014 19:27:03 GMT3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent those photos to at least two fellow officers.aGeneral newsCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 18:24:41 GMTHarvick fastest in final practice at Martinsville, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick paced the final practice session before Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Oct 2014 17:57:05 GMTOpposition rejects Mozambique's election results, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.EMMANUEL CAMILLOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFraud and false statementsVotingElectionsCrimeMozambiqueMaputoEast AfricaAfrica, 25 Oct 2014 17:57:12 GMT