FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:59 -0700Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 31 Oct 2014 20:46:03 GMTKansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office has argued that a federal court should not weigh in on the state's gay marriage ban until the Kansas Supreme Court has reviewed it.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:07:19 GMTAlbuquerque police reforms ordered, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached a deal to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:19 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:07:37 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaEthiopiaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 19:48:32 GMTAP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMTPathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide (AP) — An autopsy pathologist testified Friday that the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:59:58 GMT$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCell biologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:23 GMTCubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — Cubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager.sSports, 31 Oct 2014 21:00:02 GMTGiants players smile, mug for crowd during parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Under gray skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favorite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team's victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:27:07 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:18:52 GMTWitness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.BRIAN MELLEYJUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesNew MexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:39:43 GMTMedicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling (AP) — Medicare is asking for public comment on whether it should pay doctors for counseling patients about their options for end-of-life care.wGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceHealthDeath and dyingGovernment programsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulations, 31 Oct 2014 21:02:00 GMTRichard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene, Calif. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travelTravelLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:16 GMTDow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 31 Oct 2014 20:03:10 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer was fatally injured Friday when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeReckless endangermentAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:21 GMTFeds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:44:22 GMTCubs fire Renteria, go after Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — The Chicago Cubs fired Rick Renteria on Friday to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:24:42 GMTFormer Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death .aGeneral newsHazing ritualsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:05:14 GMTWall Street caps a wild month with a rally YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsStock marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaEuropeAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:23:51 GMTMan who says he hoarded convicted of murder, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:46:59 GMTPeshmerga fighters head toward Syrian border, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters left the area where they had stayed for days and headed Friday toward the Syrian border town of Kobani where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 20:27:03 GMTMurder charge dropped in prayer group death CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a former suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:05 GMTAnalysis: In Syria, no good options for West (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- there is still no plan.DAN PERRYZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:09:03 GMTPeshmerga fighters enter Syrian border, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 20:48:46 GMTSuarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:14:03 GMTMilwaukee chief: Union vote is political move (AP) — Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn says a union vote expressing no confidence in him is a "blatantly political move" by union leaders.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:10:45 GMTUnion appeal denied in NY stop and frisk case YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday denied a last-ditch effort by police unions to continue challenging a decision that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of minorities with its stop and frisk policy, clearing the way for reforms to begin.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPoliceNational courtsJudicial electionsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryElectionsNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:56 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesMaineNew JerseyNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:55:29 GMTSuspected ETA member arrested in Germany (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.iGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGermanySpainFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:06:50 GMTSlain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:42:37 GMTHamilton tops practice at US Grand Prix, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest times in Friday's two practice sessions at the U.S. Grand Prix, but abandoned the second session with about 10 minutes to go to deal with engine problems.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:55:05 GMTUS stock indexes zoom back to record highs YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:06:57 GMTCanada restricts visas amid Ebola scare (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthCanadaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 20:25:12 GMTCubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria (AP) — Joe Maddon has been hired as manager of the Cubs after the team fired Rick Renteria.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:09:56 GMTPainted faces at parks need painstaking removal LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsNational parksVisual artsSocial mediaVandalismEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelArts and entertainmentOnline mediaMediaCrimeUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:38:36 GMTEarly votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits? (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.DAVID ESPOpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsVotingMid-term electionsCampaignsState governmentsPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical fundraisingDistrict of ColumbiaGeorgiaUnited StatesIowaArkansasKansasWisconsinNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:21 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsDiplomacyPolitical activismPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsForeign policyGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMyanmarUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:44:12 GMTEx-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:16:17 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.LARRY NEUMEISTERhtGeneral newsTechnologyFraud and false statementsComputer crimeCorporate legal affairsMoney launderingLegal proceedingsExtraditionCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industrySoftwareComputing and information technologyEstoniaUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:56:27 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant 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 20:52:30 GMTEarly votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states (AP) — Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 governorships at stake.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsLegislatureIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:19 GMT'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:15:58 GMTJudge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians, Va. (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.JESSICA GRESKOaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsTrademarksCourtsNative AmericansLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballIntellectual propertyJudiciaryGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:37 GMTNavajo elections director agrees to postpone race, Ariz. (AP) — The elections director on the Navajo Nation says he will scrap Tuesday's presidential election and hold the contest at a later date.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsEventsJudicial electionsVotingLegislationJudiciaryLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 31 Oct 2014 20:12:02 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 newsInternational relationsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 20:29:39 GMTBaker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Friday that Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHigh school footballState governmentsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsCollege sportsMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMTKenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kenseth feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's championship chase.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:46 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.AHMED AL-HAJJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTribal governmentsGovernment transitionsWar and unrestNational governmentsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:12 GMTAshes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsWaste managementContracts and ordersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:51 GMT