FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Oct 2014 09:16:37 -0700Infamous speed trap town's police force disbanding, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaGainesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:19:14 GMTUS stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sink YORK (AP) — Stocks are sliding in midday trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:45:59 GMTPalestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016 NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitary occupationsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:12 GMTDan Gilbert testifies in Detroit bankruptcy trial (AP) — Businessman Dan Gilbert has testified during Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city's high crime rate, poor school system, unemployment and blighted neighborhoods are its major challenges.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:05:34 GMTMom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly (AP) — A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesMexicoUnited StatesAfghanistanCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:34 GMTLena Dunham launches tour for book of adult essays YORK (AP) — There was a baby in the audience and Lena Dunham wondered why.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainment, 01 Oct 2014 16:06:02 GMTReligion news in brief hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican festThe Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityIslamReligionEvangelismGovernment and politicsSeniorsSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballSportsVatican CityIsraelKansasKansas CityWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 01 Oct 2014 16:07:06 GMTWhy the bond market is more fragile than you think YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:17 GMTObama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) are meeting at a challenging time and says Israel is in a "turbulent neighborhood."JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaPalestinian territoriesGaza Strip, 01 Oct 2014 15:44:52 GMTUkraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.DARKO VOJINOVICiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsInternational agreementsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCease firesInternational relationsUkraineKievMoscowDonetskEastern EuropeEuropeRussia, 01 Oct 2014 15:23:00 GMTBritish warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq, Cyprus (AP) — A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days.iGeneral newsWar and unrestUnited KingdomCyprusIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:36 GMTLeBron James bringing his story to TV series (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story.TOM WITHERSeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:37 GMTUK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle (AP) — Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year.JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConservatismGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 15:39:55 GMTEx-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game is among 21 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballSportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:04:43 GMTNew Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment and politicsTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentNew MexicoAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:29:23 GMTFBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsAnimal crueltyCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:18:13 GMTObama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastIranNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:07:57 GMTSan Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-run FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck while she lay with her baby in a public park.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:49:23 GMTLiberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLiberiaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 16:02:28 GMTList of 21 people being honored as Carnegie Heroes of Carnegie Hero medals announced Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersFiresKansasIndianaPennsylvaniaSioux FallsCaliforniaPittsburghSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:37:22 GMTCuba announces details of currency unification (AP) — Cuba's central bank chief is giving new details of the elimination of a special currency, saying that the shift will require putting more Cuban pesos into circulation and issuing higher-denomination bills.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:10 GMTFord adding 1,000 new jobs in Canada (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant near Toronto to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market.ROB GILLIESfBusinessHiring and recruitmentProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:36:52 GMTFact sheet: 2015 Lexus IS 250 Lexus IS 250The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyle, 01 Oct 2014 15:28:17 GMT5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think YORK (AP) — Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:06:32 GMTSlovakia sees 50 pct drop in Russian gas supplies, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day.iBusinessGeneral newsSlovakiaRussiaBratislavaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 15:44:15 GMTEast Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 16:08:33 GMTLexus compact sedan winning buyers showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyle, 01 Oct 2014 16:03:04 GMTNew York Times cutting 100 jobs, NYT Opinion app YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations. It's also axing its NYT Opinion app after four months and relegating the NYT Now app to a smartphone-only product aimed at new and younger readers, after the lower-priced subscription products failed to take off as hoped.htBusinessTechnologyNewspapersLayoffsNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelCorporate stockCorporate news, 01 Oct 2014 15:59:39 GMTHernandez bid to toss phone evidence continues RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge is hearing testimony for a second day on a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:27:12 GMTThreat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school, Conn. (AP) — A threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.aGeneral newsEvacuationsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducation, 01 Oct 2014 15:57:42 GMTThe New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.htBusinessTechnologyLayoffsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnel, 01 Oct 2014 15:28:45 GMTNew NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible (AP) — NATO's new secretary-general on Wednesday struck a more conciliatory tone on Russia, saying there is now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateRussiaMoscowNorwayEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Oct 2014 15:10:49 GMTMore bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.EMILY WANGMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsVolcanoesSearch and rescue effortsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:34 GMTFired Cincinnati football staffer plans appeal (AP) — A staff member with the University of Cincinnati football team plans to appeal his firing after being arrested on a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge in northern Kentucky.aGeneral newsSportsFootballCollege footballViolent crimeCrimeCollege sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:58 GMTNigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants, Nigeria (AP) — Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsBombingsDiplomacyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaLiberiaAfrica, 01 Oct 2014 15:51:13 GMTHigh court weighs same-sex marriage cases (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:46:06 GMTFla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:21:59 GMTAPNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsViolent crimeNazismCrimeThe HolocaustGovernment and politicsEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:20 GMTRevel buyers plan to re-open it as a casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to re-open it as a casino.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsAtlantic CityTorontoNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:26 GMTSenior congressman wants Secret Service chief out (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, and a senior Democrat said Wednesday he is not comfortable with her leading the Secret Service but subsequently said he hasn't decided whether she should resign or be fired.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegislatureCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesNational securityGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:04:14 GMTDestruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin NATIONS (AP) — The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsChemical weaponsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionSyriaMiddle East, 01 Oct 2014 15:57:51 GMTTexas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoney launderingCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:51:22 GMTFederal appeals court to mull guns in post offices, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man will argue in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns.BY SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsNational courtsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:43:47 GMTNishikori beats Dodig to start Japan Open (AP) — In his first match at home since playing in the U.S. Open final, Kei Nishikori gave the sell-out crowd in Ariake Colosseum their money's worth with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:58:02 GMTTeam seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday.DAVID WARRENLAURAN NEERGARDaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaWest AfricaDallasLiberiaTexasSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:55:42 GMTMock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88 "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88.DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsObituariesColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:23:39 GMTChild dies from complications of enterovirus, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.aGeneral newsHealthChild and teen healthRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 16:03:44 GMTOfficials: Baghdad car bomb kills 13 (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad.SINAN SALAHEDDINQASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:53 GMTTwo senior lawmakers want Secret Service chief out (AP) — Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama. It came one day after Pierson spent hours during a congressional hearing trying to explain an embarrassing White House security breach.EILEEN SULLIVANALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsLegislatureCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesNational securityGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:21:59 GMTPolice say ambush suspect is making errors GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.MICHAEL RUBINKAMKATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Oct 2014 15:32:33 GMT