FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Oct 2014 17:38:26 -0700Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.aBusinessGeneral newsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:49 GMTObama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:20:51 GMTEarly Apple computer sells for $905K at auction YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City.htGeneral newsTechnologyArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:08:58 GMTBeaten Giants fan shows significant progress, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional baseballLaw and orderBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:34:32 GMTTablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.htBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stock, 22 Oct 2014 23:57:51 GMTSenate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:33:10 GMTTeens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsSocial mediaTerrorismPrimary and secondary educationCrimeOnline mediaMediaWar and unrestEducationSocial affairsDenverUnited StatesColoradoGermanySyriaFrankfurtMinneapolisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastMinnesota, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:35 GMTVan replaces Oregon city's $1 million library, Ore. (AP) — A city in northern Oregon has been reduced to using a van as its sole library after a blueprint mix-up shut down a newly built $1.2 million facility.aGeneral newsLibrariesEducationSocial affairsOregonPendletonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:34:47 GMTVandalism reported at 5 National Parks LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks.aGeneral newsNational parksVandalismCanyonsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:51 GMTSenate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support, Kan. (AP) — Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.THOMAS BEAUMONTJOHN HANNAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical endorsementsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:16:20 GMTColorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMontanaColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:29 GMTRepublicans hope for congressional sweep in Iowa FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The politically savvy state of Iowa prides itself on purple voting, boasting a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. But this year, with a closely matched Senate race and three competitive House seats, the GOP sees an opportunity to turn the state a vibrant shade of red.CATHERINE LUCEYaGeneral newsState legislatureVoting districtsState governmentsState electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMid-term electionsPolitical partiesCaucusesSenate electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:54 GMTObama expresses optimism about Ebola in US (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.JIM KUHNHENNwHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesWest AfricaDallasTexasNorth AmericaAfrica, 22 Oct 2014 23:32:05 GMTMexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOMARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsMissing personsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestArrestsProtests and demonstrationsGangsCrimeViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 22:05:00 GMTAP PHOTOS: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes (AP) — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVisual artsGardeningArts and entertainmentHome and gardenLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:09:07 GMTPuerto Rico power company officials face charges JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's justice department has filed fraud and other charges against officials at the troubled state-owned power company in the U.S. territory.iBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:47 GMTFoley seeks to boost his appeal in governor race, Conn. (AP) — Republican Tom Foley's campaign has begun airing a string of positive television ads during the final two weeks of Connecticut's virtually even gubernatorial rematch, considered one of the most negative elections in the country.SUSAN HAIGHaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsCampaignsState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsPublic opinionSocial affairsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:50 GMTOwners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:59:11 GMTWildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore, Ore. (AP) — A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsBearsWildlifeMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:51:00 GMTProbe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum' HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsHigher educationCollege sportsSports transactionsSchool guidance counselingMen's basketballCollege footballBasketballSports governanceCollege basketballSchool curriculaFootballFraud and false statementsMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsSports businessCrimeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:32 GMTNebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona, Neb. (AP) — A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.aOdditiesDogsMammalsAnimalsNebraskaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:27:14 GMTMan missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.aGeneral newsMissing personsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleOhioDelawareColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:51:30 GMTSenator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:21:38 GMTJudge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:27:48 GMTUS to track everyone coming from Ebola nations (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.MIKE STOBBEaHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthGovernment regulationsUnited StatesWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaAtlantaNebraskaVirginiaNorth AmericaAfricaGeorgia, 23 Oct 2014 00:16:12 GMTCompany fined $25M for work-at-home scheme ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:07:17 GMTColorado girls make possible bid to join militants (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria aren't radicalized jihadis but rather victims of an online predator, a school official said Wednesday.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsPrimary and secondary educationCrimeLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsBerlinColoradoSyriaDenverGermanyUnited StatesFrankfurtTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:46:34 GMTHow the academic scandal worked at UNC HILL, N.C. (AP) — The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Here are details about the fake classes that students didn't have to show up for, according to the report.EMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsHigher educationCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:39:00 GMTUS increases security, though no threats cited (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseCanadaUnited StatesOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 22 Oct 2014 21:31:29 GMTBlackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.PETE YOSTSAM HANANELERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:12 GMTSearch for world's funniest person moves to Vegas ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:26:09 GMTCanadian official IDs Ottawa gunman (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 22 Oct 2014 21:31:54 GMTPrincess in cockfighting case gets probation, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:50 GMTGiants-Royals square off in Game 2 of World Series nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsMLB World SeriesBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:44 GMTMexico banda musician found dead in northern state, Mexico (AP) — A member of the popular musical group Banda el Recodo was found dead in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan early Wednesday, and his wife and her alleged lover were detained on suspicion of murder.MARTIN DURANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:42 GMT2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves in meeting rooms. The gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.JEREMY HAINSWORTHROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeGovernment and politicsTerrorismAccidents and disastersCrimeLegislatureTheftWar and unrestCanadaOntarioOttawaTorontoUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:27:20 GMTNo. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.CHARLES ODUMsSportsSchool athleticsCollege footballSports governanceCollege sportsEducationSocial affairsFootballGeorgiaAthensFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 23:14:17 GMTMan suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderViolent crimeIndianaGaryIllinoisChicagoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:19 GMTSurvey: Harassment a common part of online life YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologySocial mediaComputer crimeInternet technologyCelebritySocial networkingOnline mediaMediaCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societyComputing and information technologyEntertainmentRelationships, 22 Oct 2014 22:12:14 GMT9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal HILL, N.C. (AP) — The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy As and Bs over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsHigher educationCollege sportsMen's basketballSchool guidance counselingCollege footballBasketballSports governanceCollege basketballFootballMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:48:47 GMTMan apprehended after jumping White House fence (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence.wGovernment and politicsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:28:49 GMTExpert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsForensicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:36:21 GMTHospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.MARTHA MENDOZAMATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsHealthEmergency careHigher educationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:11:59 GMTGovernment ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.TOM KRISHERhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:42:00 GMTFormer Illini coaches speak at McClain's funeral, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had lung cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.DAVID MERCERaGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesHigh school basketballCoachingBasketballHigh school sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIllinoisChampaignPeoriaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 22:33:39 GMTOregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment programsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:34:18 GMTMagic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsSportsWorkplace diversityHispanicsWomen's sportsAfrican-AmericansTechnologyWomen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballPersonnelSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:45 GMTPalestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsTransportationTerrorismWar and unrestNationalismIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:28:13 GMTCuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week, N.Y. (AP) — Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 00:07:50 GMTRequest denied to remove judge on Peterson case, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimes against childrenProfessional footballFootballTexasConroeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:47 GMT