FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:09:23 -0700Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1adef31b5cce407dbd84b3761cda48f7LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentBoxingCable televisionCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTelevisionMediaLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1adef31b5cce407dbd84b3761cda48f7Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:57:06 GMTProsecutor: Tsarnaev friend is someone who liedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d0cd6117252442cb460755a1011bc7eBOSTON (AP) — A prosecutor has told a jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the case is about someone who lied, "not about someone who didn't remember."DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d0cd6117252442cb460755a1011bc7eTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:12 GMTNY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slanderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaf0ea3d36bd4595b947f8a957acb708ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's basketballMen's sportsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaf0ea3d36bd4595b947f8a957acb708Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:38:59 GMTDallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d39ac4ba45b4eb9bb6378ff403584a2DALLAS (AP) — Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly is filing for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d39ac4ba45b4eb9bb6378ff403584a2Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:22:06 GMTUS existing home sales rise in Septemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c892bc7ec7a24d869c6b696ffee914edWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesHome sellingConstruction sector performanceHome buyingEconomyReal estatePricesResidential real estateLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c892bc7ec7a24d869c6b696ffee914edTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:54 GMTCanadian soldier dies following car attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37fe2bb7571e494892ffa3ebac764499SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal has died and authorities are examining whether the driver's links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsQuebecCanadaMontrealNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37fe2bb7571e494892ffa3ebac764499Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:43 GMTHats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da2b8846612741b8a498d51146f22cdcKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da2b8846612741b8a498d51146f22cdcTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:58:54 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34d54f017a56474ab30b9900b0c8c87fCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34d54f017a56474ab30b9900b0c8c87fTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:55:13 GMTOhio teen collapses at haunted house, dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf9645ec4ca8414c8706f669bc17e33cMIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMiddletownOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf9645ec4ca8414c8706f669bc17e33cTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:25 GMT2 children die in Massachusetts apartment firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da498fc2f8e4b988c17b83205e48dd4LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Two children have died in an early morning apartment fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMassachusettsLawrenceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7da498fc2f8e4b988c17b83205e48dd4Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:10 GMTPurple Heart found on playground to be returnedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abcf42fecfcd4aad9c4ccfb6f823a316MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family 15 years after it was found on a school playground.aGeneral newsNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abcf42fecfcd4aad9c4ccfb6f823a316Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:44 GMTWyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b168d1239a03433097935bb2809c87b6CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions.BOB MOENaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansMarriageCrimeFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesViolent crimeWyomingCheyenneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b168d1239a03433097935bb2809c87b6Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:28:47 GMTCVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription networkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b874b33c774353b799cf4d2f731dc7First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2b874b33c774353b799cf4d2f731dc7Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:54:51 GMTOlympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform packagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d5fb74537374c1ea04a6878eaa98d2eLONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.STEPHEN WILSONsSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceGovernment programsTelevisionTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaWinter Olympic gamesEventsSummer Olympic gamesGovernment and politicsMediaUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d5fb74537374c1ea04a6878eaa98d2eTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:23:57 GMTTerrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5702d3eaa75c48bea655442e5b21f434SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — Canadian officials say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology."BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCanadaMontrealNorth AmericaQuebechttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5702d3eaa75c48bea655442e5b21f434Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:43:47 GMTReview: Apple Pay in actionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f9a672d7cbc4f078f2f1c4403e9fcd3NEW YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f9a672d7cbc4f078f2f1c4403e9fcd3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:56:10 GMTOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cf856e70c94b38a9ce6fcabc205474PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAGERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cf856e70c94b38a9ce6fcabc205474Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:52:17 GMTJerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27b04c4df44441084011ddf45e967b2JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.iGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyJerusalemIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f27b04c4df44441084011ddf45e967b2Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:48 GMTAmerica says no to cappuccino potato chipshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf48318dd6462d95b6603c8a56068cNEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dacf48318dd6462d95b6603c8a56068cTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:51:08 GMTDurant signs endorsement deal with Neffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95e787ae01734021910ba9bbbf6c0fffOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals.CLIFF BRUNTfBusinessSportsMen's basketballMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95e787ae01734021910ba9bbbf6c0fffTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:44:54 GMTVerizon misses Street 3Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be0074b51bfd446392fa25bcc7d69595NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be0074b51bfd446392fa25bcc7d69595Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:31:34 GMT'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers roomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a094d39903ec4924a39f0c63078c908aNEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a094d39903ec4924a39f0c63078c908aTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:07:40 GMTStocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c9d745460c4dd2a618e0cc2c42a71dNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly higher in early trading Tuesday, the market's fourth straight day of advances, following an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly earnings from Apple and other big companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c9d745460c4dd2a618e0cc2c42a71dTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:55:53 GMTCrews tearing down home where babies' bodies foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d65fd5ee12984293a5d5b92ed8789104BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A four-man demolition crew on Tuesday started tearing down the squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found.RODRIQUE NGOWIaGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d65fd5ee12984293a5d5b92ed8789104Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:24:43 GMTBulgarian court refuses Russian extradition pleahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a100e180d641ba818694e333a35a97SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that he could suffer because of his political activities and views.iGeneral newsExtraditionLaw and orderGovernment and politicsBulgariaMoscowRussiaSofiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a100e180d641ba818694e333a35a97Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:01 GMTGo For the Food: Bryant's barbecue in Kansas Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c950bf24ae444e3a9675afa7ef1fbcdKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve "fightin' words."BETH J. HARPAZtFood and drinkLifestyleTravelBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c950bf24ae444e3a9675afa7ef1fbcdTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:48 GMTHong Kong students, officials talk but don't agreehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04e710ead304debade8c7c2e1c039b6HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.KELVIN CHANJACK CHANGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04e710ead304debade8c7c2e1c039b6Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:24 GMTReynolds' net rises on higher cigarette priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10ba9efdbbf4415f881cd3469a1e2119RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s net income rose 2.2 percent in the third quarter as higher prices helped offset a continued decline in cigarettes sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsAgricultureFinancial performanceUnited StatesRichmondVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10ba9efdbbf4415f881cd3469a1e2119Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:45:18 GMTPoland's Sikorski under fire over Russia interviewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f08739fc915d4996a1672f54c14a4aa6WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former Polish foreign minister has come under fire from the prime minister and political opponents for giving a U.S. magazine interview in which he allegedly said Russia's president offered Poland the opportunity to jointly carve up Ukraine in 2008.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNews magazinesPolitical issuesMagazines and journalsMediaNews mediaPolandRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f08739fc915d4996a1672f54c14a4aa6Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMTZoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fd6cf5a26f4faf9cf7321391413fbaALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.aGeneral newsAnimalsZoological parksMarsupialsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAustraliaAlbuquerqueNew MexicoOceaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8fd6cf5a26f4faf9cf7321391413fbaTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:02 GMTKimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7415f842fa6b4866b1f6a5af6e56c7dbDALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.aBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsOwnership changesDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7415f842fa6b4866b1f6a5af6e56c7dbTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:48 GMTUS existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e8cfa6885f44eb7868dddb315a821fcWASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e8cfa6885f44eb7868dddb315a821fcTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:11 GMTGovernor signing law in response to Abu-Jamal talkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e7d055e27ee46718d04c4d5268c429ePHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is preparing to sign legislation prompted by a college address given by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.aGeneral newsCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e7d055e27ee46718d04c4d5268c429eTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:37:56 GMTHurricane remnants lash UK; 1 woman killed by treehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ff6032e0dd6403984861e54cd5cc693LONDON (AP) — A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsStormsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ff6032e0dd6403984861e54cd5cc693Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:36 GMTTotal CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdefd43f723c470892c3a5d9f570e9d6MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.LYNN BERRYLORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaFranceParisEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdefd43f723c470892c3a5d9f570e9d6Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:12:19 GMT'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting _ and privacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d04a19fd91af4f2cb373ab7f26820f42NEW YORK (AP) — For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMoviesNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d04a19fd91af4f2cb373ab7f26820f42Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:48 GMTMorocco court doubles activist's prison sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/812bec7fc5e54bdb8288f37f93839b18RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A lawyer says a Moroccan court has doubled the prison sentence of an activist who was convicted of falsely claiming she was tortured.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/812bec7fc5e54bdb8288f37f93839b18Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:41 GMTEgypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68dd3bf5e9ef425c85869c17e47cad95CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation.MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsJournalistsLegal proceedingsNews mediaMediaLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68dd3bf5e9ef425c85869c17e47cad95Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:41:52 GMTNew rules on banks' risk in mortgage bonds easedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911257c7889c4032bfbdb1d27ea82ee9WASHINGTON (AP) — New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending.wBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/911257c7889c4032bfbdb1d27ea82ee9Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:32:24 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 31 US states last monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16ee7ce222c04b12bc909bdae838a37dWASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16ee7ce222c04b12bc909bdae838a37dTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:43:40 GMTUS stocks gain in early trading; Apple, Harley uphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b6051eb01f4263824aafb109bc377fNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher after several big companies reported results that pleased investors.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b6051eb01f4263824aafb109bc377fTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:41:24 GMTIran president pledges to back Iraq amid attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e9b08a857e4b21badefa6b16c4f4c3TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.NASSER KARIMISAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestReligious strifeMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsTehranBaghdadIraqIranSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e9b08a857e4b21badefa6b16c4f4c3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:39:17 GMTVerizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f6ed93409f4190bb3759cfa8271984NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its FiOS Internet services.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f6ed93409f4190bb3759cfa8271984Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:15 GMTPolice: Flight 93 fire cause may never be knownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b5b038f56d349e8acb49cff170c644bSHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b5b038f56d349e8acb49cff170c644bTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:15:42 GMTEbola: Why virus kills some, other people survivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82704be3e0ca41c59293f86755d6e832WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsScienceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82704be3e0ca41c59293f86755d6e832Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:43:43 GMTEbola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1db6fb2b5940448c81d0b6722768817fFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsEmbassiesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownAfricaRwandaGuineaLiberiaIowaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1db6fb2b5940448c81d0b6722768817fTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:26 GMTCyprus to block Turkey's EU entry bid over gas rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/524ce5f18b954c5dae325bb9eacf8d22NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus says it will block any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the European Union in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where the EU member has already licensed companies to drill.iBusinessGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/524ce5f18b954c5dae325bb9eacf8d22Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:47:03 GMTStore clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray canhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae583365194442581d1ca73d18b2dc3BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide.aOdditieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae583365194442581d1ca73d18b2dc3Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:26 GMTRobredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valenciahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f76125457f4109b5999fbbc3e9e8a2VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f76125457f4109b5999fbbc3e9e8a2Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:11:28 GMTTurner channels removed from Dish amid pact spathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e1b9b47c1f48748e60384315ae8c3aENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e1b9b47c1f48748e60384315ae8c3aTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:32 GMT