FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:55 -0700Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes (AP) — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMTQ&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots ANGELES (AP) — In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they're just not on board to sweep the floors.DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentRoboticsArtificial intelligenceComputing and information technologyTechnology, 31 Oct 2014 13:35:37 GMT5 college football players charged in assault, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:56 GMTAfter 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:13:44 GMTATP tournament in Duesseldorf cut from schedule, Germany (AP) — The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.sSportsTennisGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:33 GMTUS consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September (AP) — U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustries, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:43 GMTUS, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and across the globe rose sharply Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a new stimulus package to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to reach its highest level since 2007.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:13:41 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:48 GMTNY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Miami man in a 1986 killing because the defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:06 GMTUS stocks open higher, following gains in Asia YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:23 GMTWal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingFinancial performanceCorporate newsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:20 GMTNissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:09 GMTBurkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:31 GMTZambia's acting president appeals for calm, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's temporary leader says security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsZambiaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 14:43:46 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:25 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:43 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer has died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:16 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:12 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMTAuthor of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsClassified informationLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defensePolitical issues, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMTFire causes evacuation of French state radio (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.iGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:36 GMTMaine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:19 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper.aGeneral newsCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:25 GMTUganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyUgandaNorth KoreaKampalaEast AfricaAfricaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:56 GMTNorth Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsTravel agentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMedia and entertainment industryGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:15 GMTMelissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime time YORK (AP) — Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time she had to ad-lib with co-star Andy Samberg.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:08:59 GMTImage of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:31:06 GMTMuseum officially purchases Rosie's old plant TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERtTravelLifestyleProduction facilitiesMuseumsCorporate newsBusinessRecreation and leisureLeisure travelMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:30 GMTUK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.iBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:44 GMTObama urges Snyder's defeat despite common ground, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies.DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsMunicipal governmentsVotingNational electionsEventsLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMichiganDetroitCanadaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMTAbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014 forecast that also extends well beyond what analysts predict.TOM MURPHYfBusinessHealth care industryIndustries, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:12 GMTCourt order temporarily restricts nurse's movement KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:57 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:32:14 GMTSpain seeks to halt informal Catalan breakup vote (AP) — Spain's government is asking the country's Constitutional Court to block plans by the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll Nov. 9.iGeneral newsReferendumsElectionsGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:10:03 GMTTaylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleMusicInternational relationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsBronxNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:47 GMTBurkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoAfricaWest Africa, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:49 GMTExxon defies low oil price with refining strength YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 13:27:36 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spots FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:45 GMTThai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.iGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:37 GMTNew search may locate grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.iGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:43 GMTUS consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicators, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:52 GMTColossal crowds expected to crush Giants parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsViolent crimeCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:11 GMTPeshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:52:03 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:53 GMTCaptured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.MICHAEL RUBINKAMiGeneral newsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:18 GMTRussia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:02 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:48 GMTAP NewsAlert KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:50 GMTHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.PETER ENAViGeneral newsIslamWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 13:22:02 GMTReview: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 31 Oct 2014 13:38:50 GMT