FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 11:56:36 -0700Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt ongoing manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in the deadly state police ambush last month has scrapped plans for trick-or-treating Friday and what would have been the 50th anniversary of a beloved Halloween parade.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsHolidaysParadesOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisure, 30 Oct 2014 18:35:28 GMTSweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenEuropeMiddle EastGaza StripStockholmUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:47:30 GMTTerminally ill woman may postpone taking her life, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:48:20 GMTAllman dropped from Georgia lawsuit in train crash, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys who sued Gregg Allman after a camera assistant was killed during filming of a biographical movie about the singer now say he's not to blame for the young woman's death.RUSS BYNUMaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSavannahGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:40:34 GMTNorway to send training troops to Iraq (AP) — Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there. Another 75 Norwegian soldiers will go to Afghanistan next year.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNorwayAfghanistanIraqWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 18:15:25 GMTMusic Review: Neil Young breaks out the orchestra Young, "Storytone" (Reprise Records)SCOTT BAUEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 17:43:55 GMTStudy: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers ORLEANS (AP) — Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough?CAIN BURDEAUaBusinessGeneral newsMarine biologyGovernment regulationsBiologyScienceOceanographyAgricultureIndustriesCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsNew OrleansLouisianaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:36:14 GMTFirst lady launches 2 graduation video contests (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom as they move on to higher education and adulthood.STACY A. ANDERSONlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairs, 30 Oct 2014 18:12:08 GMTReport: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsScienceMath and science educationEducationFiresProtests and demonstrationsPrimary and secondary educationTeachingTornadoesNatural disastersChemistrySchool curriculaSocial affairsAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestWeatherDenverColoradoRenoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 30 Oct 2014 18:30:51 GMTFamily of held Egypt activists on hunger strike (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical activismCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 18:07:34 GMTAlabama pastor: College official touched me, too, Pa. (AP) — A Baptist minister in Alabama said Thursday that he was inappropriately touched by a man now accused of sexually assaulting students at a state university in northeastern Pennsylvania.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationSex in societyAlabamaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:12:53 GMTHow to avoid Amazon and still get deals YORK (AP) — Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. But Amazon — which commands about 20 percent of all U.S. e-commerce — has its own problems, too.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessPersonal financeOnline shoppingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesShoppingLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:39:32 GMTCouple sent to trial in son's starvation death, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide charges in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son.PETER JACKSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:09:42 GMTOhio man detained in North Korea gets job back, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city has agreed to rehire an American arrested and detained in North Korea for nearly six months while criticizing his decision to travel there.aGeneral newsOhioNorth KoreaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:13 GMTFather of missing Cuban migrant searching for son (AP) — For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son.CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsMissing persons, 30 Oct 2014 18:38:26 GMTNFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSportsDopingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballAthlete injuriesAthlete healthSports governanceNational courtsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:06:08 GMTUC Santa Barbara receives $65M from Munger BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A physics institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $65 million donation — the largest single gift in the university's history.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:19 GMTEbola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksForeign aidInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfricaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberia, 30 Oct 2014 18:09:41 GMTUS stocks rise in afternoon trade; Visa soars YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Thursday as MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 200 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyInternational tradeGovernment programsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:44:54 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:06 GMTNew UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria said Thursday he is pursuing an "action plan" that involves freezing the conflict in certain areas, possibly starting with Aleppo, to allow for humanitarian aid and local steps of a political process toward wider peace.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyCivil warsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 18:02:10 GMTGraham: Remark about helping white men was joke, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's campaign says a remark he made at a private dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context.JEFFREY COLLINSpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesCharlestonNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 30 Oct 2014 18:26:03 GMTLeBron starts new journey with Cavaliers (AP) — For LeBron James, the journey begins anew.TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandNew York CityOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Oct 2014 18:28:40 GMT9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border with Mali.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNigerNiameyWest AfricaMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:59 GMTMan charged in attack that killed trooper's son, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 21-year-old man with first-degree murder in the killing of a man who was nearly decapitated.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaStillwaterUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:38 GMTSame-party races challenge California incumbents (AP) — California congressmen Mike Honda and Tom McClintock have never apologized for their strong partisan leanings and are not about to start now.KEVIN FREKINGpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:47 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 HOUSEHOLDERaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesMuseumsCorporate newsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:48:29 GMTDemocratic areas win more transportation grants (AP) — Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found.ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsVoting districtsLegislatureRecessions and depressionsElectionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:33:13 GMTBurkina Faso president declares state of emergency, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized power in a coup.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmergency managementLegislatureBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaIvory CoastMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 18:34:54 GMTSpokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests, Burkina Faso (AP) — Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests.iGeneral newsOuagadougouBurkina FasoWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:32 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesPublic healthOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaMaineLouisianaAsiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:15 GMT$300 in candy stolen from Indiana police car, Ind. (AP) — Police in Indiana say someone stole about $300 in Halloween candy from an unmarked police car.aGeneral newsTheftHolidaysCrimeOccasionsLifestyleSeymourIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:29:01 GMTVatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoes CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes are starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairs, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:52 GMTPlane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita, officials and witnesses said.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:28:17 GMTMaine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride KENT, Maine (AP) — Practically daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLaw and orderMaineSierra LeoneWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 17:59:44 GMTTennant: New direction for 'Broadchurch' season 2 the BBC crime drama "Broadchurch" to go in a "very unexpected direction" in season two, says actor David Tennant.LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Oct 2014 18:36:36 GMTPolice: NY man bit off part of another man's ear, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man bit off part of another man's ear during an unprovoked attack.aGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 18:34:54 GMTProfessor's 'Game of Thrones' suspension rescinded, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:36:54 GMTJudge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsFall RiverBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:23:02 GMTChevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech (AP) — A few hours after General Motors regional manager Rikk Wilde (WILD-eee) committed a major-league blunder on national television, the dreaded call came from his boss.TOM KRISHERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:25 GMTMenino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsMunicipal governmentsObituariesHealthProfessional footballLocal governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessFootballSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:21:53 GMTUS average rate on 30-year home loan 3.98 percent U.S. mortgage rates halted their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.The Associated PressfBusinessPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estate, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:25 GMTUS turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company's air bags.htBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnology, 30 Oct 2014 17:39:02 GMTHernandez lawyers argue for murder trial move RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has urged a judge to move Hernandez's trial in the killing of a semi-professional football player to a different Massachusetts county.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoisoningPublic opinionCrimeLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsHealthSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballFall RiverBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:54:57 GMTJohn Denver bust missing after heavy-metal ball (AP) — A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy-metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesMusicEntertainmentCelebrityRadio programsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:57 GMTJustice Dept. watchdog faults agency grenade probe (AP) — Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog said in a harshly critical report Thursday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:02:07 GMTVictim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crime, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:46 GMTInmate freed in landmark Illinois case (AP) — A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction.DON BABWINaGeneral newsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 17:55:25 GMTPolice: Safely complete online sales in our lobby, Pa. (AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online.htGeneral newsPoliceOnline safetyLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesTechnologyRetail and wholesale sector performanceEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 18:25:53 GMTIsrael recalls ambassador to Sweden (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemSwedenStockholmEuropeGaza StripMiddle EastWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:57 GMT