FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Oct 2014 08:10:34 -0700Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingCable televisionCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTelevisionMediaLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:57:06 GMTTop 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 15:05:04 GMTProsecutor: Tsarnaev friend is someone who lied (AP) — A prosecutor has told a jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the case is about someone who lied, "not about someone who didn't remember."DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:12 GMTNY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's basketballMen's sportsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:38:59 GMTDallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection (AP) — Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly is filing for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:22:06 GMTImage of Asia: Watching talks in Hong Kong streets this photo by Vincent Yu, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district give thumbs down as they watch televised talks between government officials and students late Tuesday. The Admiralty protest zone sprawls across a normally busy highway and around the side of the city government headquarters. Dozens if not hundreds of tents are set up there, and a few more appear each day. The protest zone also has makeshift tables in a study area, a phone-charging station run by volunteers and powered by a generator, plus supplies like goggles, umbrellas, snacks and bottles of water that were donated by supporters. The number of protesters usually swells at night into the thousands, then falls to hundreds or fewer in the mornings. The mood is usually light, with families dropping by on the weekends, students studying outside their tents and office workers stepping out for lunch. In contrast, the crowd in gritty blue-collar Mong Kok is a bit more unruly and less willing to follow what the student leaders say.The Associated PressaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 15:05:48 GMTUkraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff (AP) — Ukraine has asked the European Union for an additional loan of $ 2.5 billion as it struggles to cope with the implications of its standoff with Russia.iBusinessGeneral newsUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 15:06:30 GMTUS existing home sales rise in September (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesHome sellingConstruction sector performanceHome buyingEconomyReal estatePricesResidential real estateLifestyle, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:54 GMTCanadian soldier dies following car attack, Quebec (AP) — One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal has died and authorities are examining whether the driver's links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsQuebecCanadaMontrealNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:43 GMTHats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:58:54 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:55:13 GMTOhio teen collapses at haunted house, dies, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMiddletownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:25 GMT2 children die in Massachusetts apartment fire, Mass. (AP) — Two children have died in an early morning apartment fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMassachusettsLawrenceUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:10 GMTPurple Heart found on playground to be returned, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family 15 years after it was found on a school playground.aGeneral newsNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:44 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 newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansMarriageCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesViolent crimeWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:28:47 GMTCVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 21 Oct 2014 13:54:51 GMTOlympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.STEPHEN WILSONsSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceGovernment programsTelevisionTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaWinter Olympic gamesEventsSummer Olympic gamesGovernment and politicsMediaUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 14:23:57 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack, Quebec (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCanadaQuebecMontrealNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 15:02:03 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 servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:56:10 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 13:52:17 GMTJerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.iGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:48 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 13:51:08 GMTDurant signs endorsement deal with Neff CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals.CLIFF BRUNTfBusinessSportsMen's basketballMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:44:54 GMT'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 21 Oct 2014 14:07:40 GMTStocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market's fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and other big companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:55:53 GMTCrews tearing down home where babies' bodies found, Mass. (AP) — A four-man demolition crew on Tuesday started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found.RODRIQUE NGOWIaGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:24:43 GMTBulgarian court refuses Russian extradition plea, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that he could suffer because of his political activities and views.iGeneral newsExtraditionLaw and orderGovernment and politicsBulgariaMoscowRussiaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:01 GMTGo For the Food: Bryant's barbecue in Kansas City CITY, Mo. (AP) — I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve "fightin' words."BETH J. HARPAZtFood and drinkLifestyleTravelBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansas, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:48 GMTHong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:24 GMTReynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s net income rose 2.2 percent in the third quarter as higher prices helped offset a continued decline in cigarettes sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureFinancial performanceUnited StatesRichmondVirginiaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 13:45:18 GMTPoland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interview, Poland (AP) — A former Polish foreign minister has come under fire from the prime minister and political opponents for giving a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNews magazinesPolitical issuesMagazines and journalsMediaNews mediaPolandRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMTZoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's death, N.M. (AP) — The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksMarsupialsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAustraliaAlbuquerqueNew MexicoOceaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:02 GMTKimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobs (AP) — Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.aBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsOwnership changesDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:48 GMTUS existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace (AP) — US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:11 GMTGovernor signing law in response to Abu-Jamal talk (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is preparing to sign legislation prompted by a college address given by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.aGeneral newsCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:37:56 GMTHurricane remnants lash UK; 1 woman killed by tree (AP) — A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsStormsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:36 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 disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaFranceParisEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 14:12:19 GMT'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting _ and privacy YORK (AP) — For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMoviesNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:48 GMTMorocco court doubles activist's prison sentence, Morocco (AP) — A lawyer says a Moroccan court has doubled the prison sentence of an activist who was convicted of falsely claiming she was tortured.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:41 GMTEgypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation.MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsJournalistsLegal proceedingsNews mediaMediaLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Oct 2014 14:41:52 GMTNew rules on banks' risk in mortgage bonds eased (AP) — New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending.wBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeFinancial servicesIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:58 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:43:40 GMTVerizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustries, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:15 GMTPolice: Flight 93 fire cause may never be known, Pa. (AP) — A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:15:42 GMTEbola: Why virus kills some, other people survive (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 13:43:43 GMTEbola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsEmbassiesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownAfricaRwandaGuineaLiberiaIowaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:26 GMTCyprus to block Turkey's EU entry bid over gas row, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus says it will block any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the European Union in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where the EU member has already licensed companies to drill.iBusinessGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 21 Oct 2014 13:47:03 GMTStore clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide.aOddities, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:26 GMTRobredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Oct 2014 14:11:28 GMTTurner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:32 GMT