FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:29 -0700Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.MARILYNN MARCHIONEJANET McCONNAUGHEYaHealthDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesLouisianaNew OrleansSierra LeoneWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 16:10:33 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenGaza StripEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:03:26 GMT2 Louisiana children killed walking to school BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a pickup truck hit and killed two schoolchildren who were walking to school and a third one was seriously injured.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:49:30 GMTPolice: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMTPa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.aGeneral newsSuicidesLocal governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:19 GMTMicrosoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessHealthTechnologyMedical technologyPhysical fitnessWearable technologyInformation technologyIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:17 GMTQuicken Loans back as Detroit Grand Prix sponsor (AP) — Quicken Loans is returning as the presenting sponsor of the Grand Prix in Detroit.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:25 GMTEU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.DEREK GATOPOULOShtGeneral newsComputer and data securityComputing and information technologyTechnologyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:33 GMTProsecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says a tweet suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account.aGeneral newsComputer crimeViolent crimeSocial mediaCrimeLegal proceedingsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:55:19 GMTUS voters deciding on billions for conservation, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentMid-term electionsNatural resource managementEnvironmental activismConstitutional amendmentsEnvironment and natureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsLand environmentWater environmentConstitutionsGainesvilleNew JerseyFloridaColoradoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:32:04 GMTA second book for Hamilton _ this time, recipes YORK (AP) — "I can't believe I have to say this," Gabrielle Hamilton admonishes us in an asparagus recipe, "but please arrange with all the tips facing the same direction. Not in a chaotic jumble."JOCELYN NOVECKeArts and entertainmentFood and drinkLifestyleCookingChefsCelebrityEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 15:58:14 GMTReport: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationEducationFiresProtests and demonstrationsPrimary and secondary educationTeachingTornadoesNatural disastersChemistrySchool curriculaSocial affairsAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestWeatherDenverColoradoRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:37 GMTFamily of held Egypt activists on hunger strike (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismCrimePolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:17 GMTSuge Knight due in Vegas court on driving warrant VEGAS (AP) — Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is due to face a Las Vegas judge on a traffic warrant following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArrestsCelebrityCrimeTheftLaw and orderLas VegasLos AngelesNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 30 Oct 2014 16:30:57 GMTAlabama pastor: College official touched me, too, Pa. (AP) — A Baptist minister from Alabama says he was inappropriately touched by a man now accused of sexually assaulting students at a state university in northeastern Pennsylvania.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesSex in societyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderScrantonAlabamaStroudsburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:33 GMTHow to avoid Amazon and still get deals YORK (AP) — Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. But Amazon — which commands about 20 percent of all U.S. e-commerce — has its own problems, too.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessPersonal financeOnline shoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesShoppingLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:37 GMTMurray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris (AP) — Andy Murray capped off his autumn comeback with a spot in the ATP Finals by reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters in impressive fashion on Thursday.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthFranceParisLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:05 GMTEbola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthAfricaSierra LeoneWest AfricaLiberiaFreetownGhana, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:58 GMTGunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people shot and two stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:18:22 GMTSmall plane crashes into Kansas airport building, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:39 GMTBig gain in Visa drives Dow average higher YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 30 Oct 2014 16:06:18 GMTMalala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.iGeneral newsCharity fundraisingPhilanthropySocial affairsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:17 GMTHarold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesState governmentsGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:23 GMTLeBron starts new journey with Cavaliers (AP) — For LeBron James, the journey begins anew.TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandNew York CityOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:44 GMTUS stocks are mixed in midday trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesEast AsiaHong KongNorth AmericaAsiaChinaGreater China, 30 Oct 2014 16:21:25 GMTSouth Africans mourn sport deaths (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsWomen's boxingFunerals and memorial servicesWomen's sportsInternational soccerBoxingSoccerWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:22 GMT'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:32 GMTHall of fame for mustaches? Why not? LOUIS (AP) — There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?aGeneral newsOddities, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:57 GMTInmate described as delusional gets execution date (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:42 GMTBodies of 5 men found inside car in Brazil slum DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police have found the bodies of five men inside a car abandoned in one of the slums of Rio de Janeiro. At least one body was decapitated.iGeneral newsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 16:08:44 GMTClosings set in Florida A&M hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member told a judge Thursday he will not testify on his own behalf in his trial on manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of a school drum major.PATRICK PETERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:52 GMTKansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCollege footballPolitical endorsementsCoachingCollege sportsCampaignsFootballLegislatureSportsKansasUnited StatesTopekaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:05 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaNorth KoreaLiberiaSierra LeoneEast AsiaLouisianaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:12:32 GMTIsrael to reopen Jerusalem holy site (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestAssassinationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesSocial issuesIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:28 GMTNot so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesHolidaysEconomyOccasionsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeAfricaEurope, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:42 GMTMaine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLaw and orderMaineSierra LeoneAfricaWest AfricaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:11 GMTSpain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyOnline news mediaGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsOnline mediaMediaNews mediaSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 16:26:57 GMTPair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsNational courtsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:33:58 GMTTennant: New direction for 'Broadchurch' season 2 the BBC crime drama "Broadchurch" to go in a "very unexpected direction" in season two, says actor David Tennant.LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Oct 2014 16:02:54 GMTPA peace activists charged in vicious attack, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolenceArrestsPolitical activismViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:31 GMTRural Tennessee museum a success in first year CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.ADRIAN SAINZeArts and entertainmentTravelLifestyleMuseumsLeisure travelRecreation and leisureUnion CityTennesseeNashvilleMemphisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:26:49 GMTMenino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsObituariesHealthProfessional footballLocal governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessFootballSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:46:03 GMTFunerals set for Washington school shooter, victim, Wash. (AP) — Memorial services have been set for the 15-year-old gunman and a victim of the school shooting in Washington state.aGeneral newsMarysville-Pilchuck High School shootingFunerals and memorial servicesEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:11:36 GMTCentral Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.iGeneral newsSlovakiaBelarusUnited KingdomUkraineEuropeBratislavaEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 16:58:16 GMTFilm tells horrifying tale behind Louvre painting (AP) — It's one of the most viewed works in the Louvre, yet few visitors know the horrifying real-life story behind "The Raft of the Medusa."THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDocumentariesMoviesEntertainmentFranceWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:57 GMTOfficial: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash, Kan. (AP) — Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:01 GMTSettlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo, New York that killed 50 people.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:35 GMTJustice Dept. watchdog faults agency grenade probe (AP) — The Justice Department watchdog is criticizing a federal investigation in Arizona into a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 30 Oct 2014 16:29:26 GMTPlane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 2 dead, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationFiresAccidents and disastersWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:25 GMTFTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.ANNE FLAHERTYwBusinessGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsAllergiesConsumer affairsSkin disordersDiseases and conditions, 30 Oct 2014 16:10:49 GMT