FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 06:42:09 -0700Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 30 Oct 2014 11:28:33 GMTCalifornia city faces key ruling on bankruptcy, Calif. (AP) — Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEmployee benefitsRecessions and depressionsPersonnelEconomyStocktonCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:24:06 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 about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenGaza StripEuropeStockholmMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:52 GMTViral video documents New York street harassment YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:15:52 GMTLewan makes plea deal in Michigan assault case ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors to resolve an assault case involving an Ohio State fan.ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:30 GMTUkraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be at an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowKievBrusselsEuropeEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:23:19 GMTAmid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:26 GMTShell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementFinancial performanceCorporate newsPersonnelNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:34:02 GMTStocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:48:31 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:02 GMTApplications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000 (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:17 GMTParents of Mexico missing meet with president CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOPETER ORSIiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 13:09:13 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 FELBERBAUMfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:22 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 in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesArrestsEventsLaw and orderCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:32 GMTLenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit (AP) — Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.fBusinessTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesInformation technologyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:27 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, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 12:53:22 GMTKansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleNational parksAnimalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:20:46 GMTPiano maker Steinway moving to new Manhattan site YORK (AP) — Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:31 GMTAP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyDamascusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:02 GMTVolkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:36:41 GMTEx-coach: Ending season over hazing 'overreaction', Pa. (AP) — The championship-winning former football coach at a Philadelphia-area high school rocked by hazing allegations says canceling the rest of the season was an "overzealous, knee jerk, overreaction."aGeneral newsSportsCoachingFootballDoylestownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:19 GMTNurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine 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 a bike ride.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsState governmentsLaw and orderInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:38 GMTGroup says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners (AP) — An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:03 GMTSri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.ERANGA JAYAWARDENAiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsDisaster planning and responseAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:03:05 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 boxingInternational soccerObituariesFunerals and memorial servicesMen's soccerSoccerBoxingWomen's sportsMen's sportsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:34 GMTMilosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia.iGeneral newsSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:11 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 AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:56 GMTTom Dugan: The man behind the man who hunted Nazis YORK (AP) — Tom Dugan's favorite review of his work wasn't in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play "Wiesenthal."MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentThe HolocaustNazismEventsPerforming artsEntertainmentGovernment and politics, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:55 GMTUS economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3 (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyInternational tradeRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 GMTReview: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMTUN chief criticizes female genital mutilation, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.iGeneral newsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesKenyaAfricaEast Africa, 30 Oct 2014 11:31:23 GMTIsraeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsReligious strifeRiotsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestViolencePolitical activismGovernment and politicsPolicePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 13:25:59 GMTImage of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in western India. Hundreds of thousands of camels, horses and cattle from all over northern and western India are bought and sold at the annual fair in the town 325 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of New Delhi. Hindus come during the fair to take a dip in Pushkar Lake, which they believe washes away their sins. They also offer prayers to the god Bramha — who Hindus believe created the universe. Pushkar is home to the only temple where he is worshipped.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 12:43:33 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.wBusinessGeneral newsSocial diversityEconomySocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:45 GMTMasterCard thrives in 3Q as Americans spend again, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's third-quarter net income rose thanks to continued volume growth as Americans grow more confident about the economy and appear less hesitant to use credit cards.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 30 Oct 2014 12:47:52 GMTUS economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending (AP) — US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending.wBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyInternational tradeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:25 GMTSome Rhode Island voters face 40 ballot questions, R.I. (AP) — Voting in one Rhode Island town next Tuesday won't be quick.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:27 GMTBerdych reaches quarterfinals at Paris Masters (AP) — Tomas Berdych stayed on course for qualifying for the ATP finals for the fifth straight year by beating Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:55 GMTBumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsMissouriKansas CitySt. LouisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 11:43:32 GMTNATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border, Greece (AP) — NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaAthensGreeceUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 13:25:08 GMTCompany: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free (AP) — The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.iBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaGermanyWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:26 GMTNurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine KENT, Maine (AP) — Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.aGeneral newsHealthOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:06:51 GMTOfficials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears, North Korea (AP) — Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:06:30 GMTAP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey's role, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser has accused Turkey of committing "aggression" against her country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:43 GMTApplications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low.wBusinessGeneral newsUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicators, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:47 GMTWanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentExtraditionLaw and orderPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:33 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 13:33:33 GMTMemories make their mark for Nicole Kidman ANGELES (AP) — Nicole Kidman didn't land the part she wanted in her first formal acting gig.RYAN PEARSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:23 GMTPeshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:21 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 13:27:59 GMT