FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 11:17:51 -0700Vegas Strip shooting defendant to plead to bribery VEGAS (AP) — A self-described pimp accused in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that killed three people plans to plead guilty to bribery in a prison smuggling case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:04:54 GMTUS stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink YORK (AP) — The stock market sank Wednesday, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 250 points, on disappointing economic news and a slide in airlines stocks over Ebola fears.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHong KongGermanyUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:09:53 GMTA decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider, Okla. (AP) — A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.SEAN MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationState legislatureState governmentsAgricultureGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryGovernment financeGovernment business and financeLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyOklahomaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:26:27 GMTPalestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016 NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitary occupationsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 17:52:02 GMTGM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesChinaMichiganGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:14:51 GMTTrial set in deadly Vegas Strip shooting, crash VEGAS (AP) — A self-described pimp already in Nevada state prison for a rape and robbery conviction will go to trial next summer in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that killed three people.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:18:45 GMTRespiratory virus seen in 3 deaths; role unclear YORK (AP) — Health officials say three people died who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. But what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear.MIKE STOBBEaHealth, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:53 GMTGLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentGays and lesbiansGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:07:30 GMTRussia halts student exchange program with US (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.iGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationInternational studentsEducationSocial affairsRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:59:37 GMTIn Scott Walker race, he's the main issue, Wis. (AP) — The race for Wisconsin governor has all the appearances of a typical campaign, with attack ads airing and candidates arguing their proposals.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:49:15 GMTGirl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.aGeneral newsHealthChild and teen healthRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:32:53 GMTUN says 1st staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWest AfricaLiberiaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 18:02:21 GMTCourt blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters, N.C. (AP) — Court blocks part of North Carolina voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:47:21 GMTQuestions and answers about the US Ebola case (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaUnited StatesDallasWest AfricaTexasNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:30:24 GMTOfficial: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:57:24 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaKievMoscowDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 17:46:21 GMTBritish warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq, Cyprus (AP) — British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday.MENELAOS HADJCOSTISiGeneral newsWar and unrestUnited KingdomCyprusIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 17:09:28 GMTRevel buyer has money woes at its Las Vegas casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Toronto company that won Atlantic City's Revel casino at a bankruptcy auction is facing financial problems at a Hard Rock casino it owns in Las Vegas.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleLas VegasAtlantic CityTorontoNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew JerseyOntarioCanada, 01 Oct 2014 17:25:44 GMTLeBron James bringing his story to TV series (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.TOM WITHERSeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:48 GMTSyria blasts at school kill 32, including 10 kids, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsCivil warsHumanitarian crisesSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:16:47 GMTSmall businesses scramble to keep top staffers YORK (AP) — People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessPublic opinionCareersSocial affairsRosenbergTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:27:03 GMTNY Post settles lawsuit over 'Bag Men' cover (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post for a cover that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men" three days after the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.DENISE LAVOIEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSports mediaBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderSportsEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:15:45 GMTDeep discount lures buyer for Revel casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityLas VegasTorontoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevadaOntarioCanada, 01 Oct 2014 17:58:31 GMTACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.PHILLIP RAWLSaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislatureAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:57:01 GMTKids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored.aGeneral newsChild and teen healthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:20:08 GMTSan Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-run FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:12:22 GMTHong Kong protesters try to win over tourists KONG (AP) — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren.JOANNA CHIUiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsTravelDemocracyLeisure travelPolitical and civil unrestLifestyleGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 17:24:02 GMTDrugmaker submits harder-to-abuse Zohydro to FDA (AP) — The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of its drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring.wBusinessGeneral newsHealth, 01 Oct 2014 17:24:59 GMTPennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:42:47 GMTAP names Victor Caivano director for Southern Cone CITY (AP) — Victor Caivano, a veteran photographer who has led photo coverage for The Associated Press in Spain and Brazil, has been named news director for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.iGeneral newsMexicoLatin America and CaribbeanTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaUnited States, 01 Oct 2014 17:16:52 GMTPolice: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.aOdditiesTheftCrimeGeneral newsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:38:18 GMTReport IDs 'major weaknesses' at nuclear-arms lab, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories is being called out by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy for "major weaknesses" in the way it packaged contaminated waste before shipping it to an underground repository in southern New Mexico.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 01 Oct 2014 17:43:50 GMTHernandez bid to toss phone evidence continues RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge is hearing a second day of testimony in a bid by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's lawyers to have evidence from his cellphone tossed.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:39:02 GMTUS Navy says crew member missing in Persian Gulf, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who ejected over the Persian Gulf.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsBahrainPersian GulfManamaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:29:01 GMTThreat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building.aGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingSchool infrastructureBomb threatsEvacuationsCrimeEventsEducationSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesViolent crimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:10:46 GMTUS bankruptcy ruling possible for California city, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the country to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit made the move last year.DON THOMPSONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment payNational courtsRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEconomyStocktonCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:36:02 GMTFrance ups military deployment against IS group (AP) — France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsFranceIraqMiddle EastPersian GulfWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 17:55:54 GMTHospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him (AP) — Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 01 Oct 2014 17:24:53 GMTPepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia YORK (AP) — Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Oct 2014 17:46:14 GMTNew NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible (AP) — NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaMoscowNorwayUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 17:20:28 GMTJoy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York YORK (AP) — Joy Behar may have left "The View" but she's not finished offering her views on everything.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPerforming artsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:49:33 GMTSister of US Ebola patient: He told hospital he was from Liberia on 1st visit, was sent home (AP) — Sister of US Ebola patient: He told hospital he was from Liberia on 1st visit, was sent home.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth, 01 Oct 2014 17:21:06 GMTSenior Republican wants Secret Service chief out (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsPolitical resignationsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:45:53 GMTSister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHealth care industryAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaDallasTexasSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:45:58 GMTDow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news YORK (AP) — Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMTFormer President Carter celebrates 90th birthday (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:08:28 GMTArmy drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deaths, Wash. (AP) — The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife.aGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonTacomaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 18:06:14 GMTPagenaud made Penske expand to 4 IndyCar entries, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske has always been comfortable fielding just two or three IndyCar Series entries a year. With Simon Pagenaud on the free agent market, the team owner was willing to consider expansion.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:59:57 GMTEx-officer pleads guilty in drugstore killings, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer has pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of two people during a Tennessee pharmacy robbery last year.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTheftTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:34:07 GMTMom may face new charges in van chase, shooting, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors aim to file new charges against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic traffic stop and chase last year during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 17:26:16 GMT