FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 01:43:51 -0700The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOrganic foodGardeningFood and drinkLifestyleEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgriculture and the environmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonal careBeauty and fashionHome and gardenHobbiesRecreation and leisure, 21 Oct 2014 07:14:45 GMTSamsung 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 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 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 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 politicsMoscowRussiaParisEastern EuropeEuropeFranceWestern EuropeMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 08:10:04 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GMT5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial (AP) — Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:34 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GMTEbola: Providing time to fight the virus (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsScienceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 07:05:25 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 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 08:26:03 GMTNepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials say they plan to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers following the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster last week.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 07:04:49 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 GMTHead of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83, Iran (AP) — Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.iGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 07:49:28 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 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 GMT