FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 04:54:10 -0700Top Romanian lawmaker in corruption probe resigns, Romania (AP) — A key lawmaker in Romania has quit Parliament after prosecutors announced they are seeking his arrest on suspicion of influence peddling two weeks before a presidential election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsPolitical issuesElectionsNational electionsRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 11:30:22 GMTPistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.iGeneral newsSportsMen's track and fieldTrack and fieldSummer Paralympic GamesDisability sportsParalympic GamesMen's sportsEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 10:55:59 GMTMaine man charged with throwing baby down stairs, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:23 GMTDufner returns from injury at Perth International, Australia (AP) — Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television.sSportsRyder CupMen's golfMen's sportsGolfEventsAustraliaOceania, 21 Oct 2014 07:54:48 GMTRussian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk (AP) — The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.LYNN BERRYiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaFranceParisMiddle EastEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:16 GMTBombings in and near Iraqi capital kill 19 people (AP) — Bombings in and near Baghdad killed 19 people on Tuesday, the latest in near-daily attacks targeting the Iraqi capital as the country's Shiite-led government grapples with a rampant Sunni insurgency by the Islamic State group.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 10:46:17 GMTOn visit home, Obama looks backward and forward (AP) — A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:16:09 GMTBombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital (AP) — Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted the country's capital.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 09:20:32 GMTWorld stocks take China slowdown in stride (AP) — European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Oct 2014 09:47:17 GMTStrike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsLisbonPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 10:14:29 GMTIran president pledges support for Iraq, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestBombingsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqIranMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 11:28:42 GMTCanadian soldier in apparent terror attack dies (AP) — One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries.SEAN FARRELLROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecMontrealNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 10:56:04 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 09:49:25 GMTMyanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.iGeneral newsElectionsGeneral electionsGovernment and politicsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 08:30:12 GMTHK leader: Room to discuss election committee KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader said Tuesday his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but he added that there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 11:09:00 GMTOscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 10:31:22 GMTCourt rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike (AP) — A German court has rejected a bid by Lufthansa to force a union representing the company's pilots to call off a strike, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 09:57:05 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 is to be torn down.aGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 09:43:47 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 09:15:05 GMTCDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.MIKE STOBBEEMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsHealthNursing careInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 08:29:30 GMTOscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was surrounded by police officers as he walked into a South African courthouse Tuesday ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 07:35:32 GMTUltra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsReligious strifeGender issuesJudaismPrayerReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 11:35:04 GMTSuspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeForensicsLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 09:35:49 GMTGeorgia partisans feud over voter registration (AP) — Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislatureVotingState governmentsLegislatureGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:18:08 GMTTurner pulls CNN from Dish as pact deadline passes, Colo. (AP) — Turner Networks has pulled channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN from Dish's programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:23 GMTBuster's back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:29:52 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 newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment regulationsGovernment and politics, 21 Oct 2014 09:52:44 GMTRoyals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:29:05 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:21 GMTOscar Pistorius in court for sentencing, South Africa (AP) — A judge began announcing Oscar Pistorius' sentence Tuesday at the climax of a months-long trial of the disabled Olympic runner for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 07:58:15 GMTStaples investigating possible data breach YORK (AP) — Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 21 Oct 2014 11:27:43 GMTSteelers surge past shocked Texans 30-23 (AP) — Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone.WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional footballFootballPittsburghTexasPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:27:59 GMTNetworks encourage fans to watch their competitors YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.RACHEL COHENfBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaSports marketingMLB PlayoffsProfessional soccerMen's soccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballSoccerNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketball, 21 Oct 2014 07:30:37 GMTTotal CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.LYNN BERRYLORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaFranceParisEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 10:52:26 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 MADERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsChinaBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 09:49:56 GMTWHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (AP) — A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January.iGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGenevaWest AfricaAfricaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:03 GMTBritish surveillance drones to fly over Syria (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. operations against the Islamic State group beyond Iraq.iGeneral newsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 11:09:04 GMTAP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.The Associated PressaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthAfricaSierra LeoneWest AfricaEuropeRussiaUkraineEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:02 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 09:07:21 GMTUS military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger.iGeneral newsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNigerNiameyKenyaWest AfricaAfricaEast Africa, 21 Oct 2014 11:26:27 GMTPakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air (AP) — An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsTV newsProtests and demonstrationsTelevisionGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNews mediaMediaPolitical and civil unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:02 GMTPope to visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Turkey CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit sites that recall Turkey's often-tumultuous history at a cultural crossroads between continents and faiths during a three-day visit to the country next month.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyVatican CityIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 11:24:02 GMTNepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 09:20:07 GMTEbola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone (AP) — The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaSierra LeoneFreetownAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:53 GMTHead of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.iGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 10:39:03 GMTSamsung phones cleared for US government use, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesComputing and information technologyMilitary and defenseNational securitySouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 08:03:02 GMTBodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash (AP) — The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said.iGeneral newsTravelAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLifestyleThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:17 GMTIn Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.BILL BARROWMELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislaturePersonal spendingSeniors' healthLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceHealth care reformSeniorsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsState governmentsPersonal financeGovernment financeHealthPersonal insuranceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment programsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:17:10 GMTPrinceton prof accused of theft to tutor students, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.aGeneral newsTheftEducationCrimeInternational studentsSocial affairsNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:19 GMTSchools closed in ambush suspect search area, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania school district is closed after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeCrime, 21 Oct 2014 11:48:48 GMT