FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Nov 2014 04:49:58 -0700A look at people killed during space missions (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.SETH BORENSTEINhtGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 01 Nov 2014 07:35:30 GMTAfghan president: Corruption, security top issues, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has vowed that his crackdown on official corruption will ensure there is no repeat of a banking scandal in which almost $1 billion was embezzled, decimating confidence in the country's financial sector.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 11:02:47 GMTAs election closes in, Obama on center stage (AP) — Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation's trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day.JIM KUHNHENNpGovernment and politicsElectionsVotingState electionsMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 10:18:10 GMTYemen Shiite rebels kill 4 Islamist party guards, Yemen (AP) — Yemen security officials say Shiite rebels have attacked an Islamist party headquarters in a central province, killing four guards and blowing up the building.AHMED AL-HAJJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 01 Nov 2014 10:41:59 GMTIraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaTurkeyUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 10:28:24 GMTBoko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.HARUNA UMARMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsPrisoner exchangeKidnappingCease firesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsCrimeNigeriaAfricaChadWest AfricaCentral Africa, 01 Nov 2014 10:27:52 GMT2 Vietnamese arrested in South Africa on poaching (AP) — South African police say they have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation.iGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingArrestsRhinocerosCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsSouth AfricaVietnamSouthern AfricaAfricaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 09:45:51 GMTCalif. storms go south; evacuations in Ventura Cty FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly a dozen homes north of Los Angeles were evacuated over mudslide concerns, a fire captain said early Saturday, after storms that rained on the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship parade moved south.The Associated PressaGeneral newsEvacuationsStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersMLB World SeriesEventsNatural disastersMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 11:15:17 GMTNew question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.WILL WEISSERTPAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsState legislatureFilibustersLegislatureTexasKilleenUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 11:18:17 GMTUN: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October (AP) — The United Nations mission in Baghdad says at least 1,273 Iraqis were killed in violence in October, a slight increase compared to last month amid the ongoing assault by the extremist Islamic State group.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 01 Nov 2014 11:14:22 GMTBrandon's exit may not be only change at Michigan ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Less than a year after taking over Michigan's athletic department, Dave Brandon hired Brady Hoke to be his football coach.NOAH TRISTERsSportsCoachingPolitical resignationsFootballCollege footballGovernment and politicsCollege sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 07:53:05 GMT2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver, Washington, say two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman were seriously hurt Friday night when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleWashingtonVancouverUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 07:42:02 GMTReport says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits (AP) — Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report.MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsVeteransOccupational injuries and disabilitiesGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment programsLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defensePersonnelBusinessGovernment business and finance, 01 Nov 2014 09:07:33 GMTAlexander Levy builds 4-shot lead in Shanghai (AP) — Alexander Levy sent his 40-foot putt across the sixth green and down a steep ridge toward the cup, and when it curled in the left side, he turned toward his caddie with arms raised and a smile that lit up Lake Malaren on an overcast day.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfShanghaiEast AsiaEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 09:58:25 GMTSuicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Logar province.iGeneral newsPoliceTerrorismWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 10:06:51 GMTBlackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said.JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsPower outagesService outagesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndiaBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:57 GMTVirgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsTravelCelebrityLeisure travelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentScience, 01 Nov 2014 07:37:56 GMTCruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNorwayDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Nov 2014 11:37:57 GMTUK warns travelers they could be terror targets (AP) — Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the Middle East.iGeneral newsTerrorismInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Nov 2014 11:01:26 GMTBody of Zambian president arrives home, Zambia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata arrived on Saturday in Zambia from London, where the president died in a hospital after a long illness.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 01 Nov 2014 10:15:47 GMTQuotations in the News"It's a real setback to the idea that lots of people are going to be taking joyrides into the fringes of outer space any time soon. There were a lot of people who believed that the technology to carry people is safely at hand." — John Logsdon, retired space policy director at George Washington University, after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart during a test flight.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 01 Nov 2014 07:02:05 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 01 Nov 2014 09:09:33 GMTGriffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111 ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin used a banking analogy to describe his dominant performance against the Lakers on Friday night. And most of the time the Clippers got the ball to him, he was right on the money.JOE RESNICKsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 06:54:47 GMTInvestigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 01 Nov 2014 09:21:31 GMTIt's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye (AP) — It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.wGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 08:02:51 GMTCommander: 18 Islamist fighters killed in Libya (AP) — An Islamist field commander says that 18 militiamen have been killed in an attack on a western Libyan town.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsIslamismGovernment and politicsLibyaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Nov 2014 07:43:50 GMTMoore, Na tied after 3 rounds of CIMB Classic LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defending champion Ryan Moore will draw on the experience of last year's narrow victory when he enters the final round of the CIMB Classic on Sunday tied for the lead with Kevin Na.CHRIS LINESsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:40 GMTSouth Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching (AP) — South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingArrestsRhinocerosCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsScienceSouth AfricaAfricaVietnamSouthern AfricaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 10:14:33 GMTOnce sleepy campaign issue, education gains clout, Wis. (AP) — Middle school art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help her oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsEducationState governmentsMid-term electionsSocial affairsTeachingLabor issuesSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessWisconsinMadisonMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 09:19:15 GMTAustralia wildfires kill firefighter, raze 2 homes (AP) — A firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian spring wildfires, officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersAustraliaSydneyOceania, 01 Nov 2014 09:40:41 GMTDriver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 09:38:45 GMTBurkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaFranceAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Nov 2014 06:28:40 GMTFor a man without a party, turnout is big test PARK, Kansas (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the Kansas City businessman could really use right now: an established get out the vote operation.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislatureKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 11:21:09 GMTBangladesh hit by electricity blackout, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed.iGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndiaBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 08:12:36 GMTUkraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational agreementsWar and unrestElectionsGovernment and politicsLocal electionsInternational relationsUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Nov 2014 11:29:55 GMTIraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 01 Nov 2014 11:29:55 GMTChina manufacturing growth falls in October (AP) — China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a survey released Saturday.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthManufacturing sector performanceEconomyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 09:46:49 GMT2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso (AP) — A largely unknown military colonel emerged early Saturday to say he had taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of 27 years.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Nov 2014 11:34:00 GMTMilitary service members complain about sex survey (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 01 Nov 2014 08:11:19 GMTMexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPost-traumatic stress disorderVeteransCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderMental healthHealthMexicoUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:29 GMTThird victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco.PAUL ELIASKRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 08:11:04 GMTHospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.MARTHA BELLISLEaGeneral newsMarysville-Pilchuck High School shootingEventsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrimeViolenceWashingtonEverettSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 08:11:29 GMTCalifornia storm wets Giants parade, heads south FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say several homes in Ventura County have been evacuated after mud and debris from a hillside struck at least two of them and partially buried one man.The Associated PressaGeneral newsEvacuationsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsStormsWeatherMLB World SeriesAccidents and disastersEventsNatural disastersCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 10:35:06 GMT3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsHit-and-runCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 07:20:39 GMTInbee Park takes 4-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan, Taiwan (AP) — Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday in the LPGA Taiwan Championship to increase her lead to four strokes.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsTaiwanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 09:51:34 GMTOfficial: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails, Bangladesh (AP) — Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails.iGeneral newsIndiaBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Nov 2014 07:58:01 GMTJames rebounds, leads Cavaliers past Bulls (AP) — Never mind that sluggish opener.ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 11:29:19 GMTIran says 93 percent of executions drug-related, Iran (AP) — Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeIranMiddle East, 01 Nov 2014 10:10:42 GMTSpace tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert.SETH BORENSTEINSUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace explorationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travel, 01 Nov 2014 07:32:06 GMTAlaska mine project splits major state industries, Alaska (AP) — A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's richest salmon runs is both an environmentalist rallying cry and a potent issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong re-election challenge.NICHOLAS RICCARDIfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsAnimalsSalmonFishIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Nov 2014 08:45:30 GMT