FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 08:07:01 -0700US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."iGeneral newsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 13:48:01 GMTLewan makes plea deal in Michigan assault case ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan pleaded guilty Thursday to being drunk and disorderly in a plea deal that will put him on probation for a confrontation involving an Ohio State fan.ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:10:25 GMTSuspect jailed, 2nd man sought in NC shooting, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCourtsCrimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaRocky MountUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:34:20 GMTWal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 30 Oct 2014 14:56:07 GMTBianchi family says injured driver still critical, Texas (AP) — The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Thursday he is still in critical condition but stable one month after his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingJapanTexasEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:54:08 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 14:40:06 GMTCorrection: Superstorm-Mental Health story BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.aGeneral newsHealthHurricane Sandy 2012Mental healthGovernment programsWeatherNewspapersSelf-improvementEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaLifestyle, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:34 GMTFor-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwBusinessGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducationGraduationEducation costsG.I. BillSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesGovernment programsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:47 GMTCarla Hall hits Kickstarter goal to open eatery Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced.J.M. HIRSCHeArts and entertainmentFood and drinkLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentRestaurants, 30 Oct 2014 14:28:26 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:06 GMTEbola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which 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 AfricaLiberiaGuineaFreetownGhana, 30 Oct 2014 14:37:02 GMTGunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third 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 14:48:12 GMTBird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike is back on its way to Florida.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBirdsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAnimalsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:03 GMTMarlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:47:26 GMTProtesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaIvory CoastMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:41 GMTN. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:52 GMTNew UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:53:17 GMTA Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:26 GMTUS condemns renewed violence in South Sudan, Kenya (AP) — The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the U.S. says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town.iGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsKenyaSouth SudanSudanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:47:03 GMTNurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegal proceedingsState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:56 GMTGroup says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestCorrectional systemsLaw and orderIraqMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:38:30 GMTSouth Africans mourn sport deaths (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsWomen's boxingFunerals and memorial servicesWomen's sportsInternational soccerBoxingObituariesSoccerSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 14:28:17 GMTSri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.ERANGA JAYAWARDENAiGeneral newsNatural disastersMissing personsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 14:09:50 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 14:02:24 GMTZambia: President's body to return Saturday, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:03 GMTMemorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer broke ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.aGeneral newsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:24 GMTAverage US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct. (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.fBusinessPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estate, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:44 GMTNature Conservancy celebrates preserve in Va. SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The Nature Conservancy and others are celebrating the permanent protection of the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve.tTravelLifestyleMountainsEnvironment and natureVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:07:39 GMTMilosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 13:42:47 GMTUS stocks are mixed early trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher.MATTHEW CRAFTKELVIN CHANaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesEast AsiaHong KongNorth AmericaAsiaChinaGreater China, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:32 GMTN. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAfricaWest AfricaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:48:14 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 newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaLiberiaWest AfricaEast AsiaAsiaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMTPolice: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie, Pa. (AP) — Police say two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group severely beat a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.aGeneral newsViolenceArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:43:52 GMTMaine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:32:31 GMTPair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic have been convicted for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified program.aGeneral newsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:31:33 GMTYellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsSocial diversityEconomyProfessional organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsSocial groups and organizations, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:02 GMTMarine wants new charges in Iraq war crime tossed DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqSan DiegoMiddle EastCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:40 GMTSuspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCourtsCrimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:49 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 14:14:32 GMTSurvey: Asia finds money brings happiness (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.CHRIS BRUMMITTiGeneral newsPublic opinionSocial affairsMalaysiaIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 14:05:34 GMTUS voters to decide on billions for conservation, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsEnvironmental conservation and preservationVotingEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:32 GMTAmnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar crimesHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestInternational lawSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLibyaEgyptTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:26 GMTBodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:01 GMTDelaware politician's spouse nabbed in sign theft, Del. (AP) — The husband of a Delaware state senator was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsTheftArrestsGovernment and politicsState legislatureCrimeLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:00 GMTWanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentExtraditionCelebrityLaw and orderKrakowPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:18 GMTTim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.MICHELLE CHAPMANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGays and lesbiansCorporate managementGender issuesCorporate newsPersonnelHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMTWinter's wife has blues listening to his new album YORK (AP) — Johnny Winter's wife says listening to her late husband's newest album is bittersweet because it's one of his best works but was released after his death.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:14 GMTPeshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:29:25 GMTBodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:17 GMTVegas airport closes runway for construction VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:26 GMT