FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 08:43:59 -07005 college football players charged in assault, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:56 GMTAfter 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:13:44 GMTATP tournament in Duesseldorf cut from schedule, Germany (AP) — The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.sSportsTennisGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:33 GMTUS consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September (AP) — U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustries, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:43 GMTUS, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan YORK (AP) — Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off what has been a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a new stimulus package to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to reach its highest level since 2007.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:33:12 GMTUS ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador, who has just returned from a visit to the countries worst-affected by Ebola, says she is self-monitoring for the virus and that federal guidelines are sufficient.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:36 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:48 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official confirms that North Korea has invited its special representative for human rights to visit the country.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaPyongyangEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:29:22 GMTRemains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site (AP) — The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:04 GMTNY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDominican RepublicNew York CityManhattanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:24 GMTTurkish president questions focus on Kobani (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyFranceSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:31 GMTWal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingFinancial performanceCorporate newsShoppingLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:20 GMTNissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:09 GMTSon to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer."MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:03 GMTZambia's acting president appeals for calm, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesNational electionsElectionsZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:38 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:19:34 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:25 GMTFearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.SAMEER N. YACOUBSINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:43 GMT12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities say a coal mine collapse has trapped 12 men and they say rescue will be difficult.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:12 GMTGas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:37:26 GMTShelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:17 GMTAuthor of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsClassified informationLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defensePolitical issues, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer has died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsHit-and-runCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:16 GMTTrick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.aGeneral newsCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:27 GMTMaine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:19 GMTUganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyUgandaNorth KoreaKampalaEast AfricaAfricaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:47 GMTAttorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:07 GMTImage of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:31:06 GMTMelissa Fumero goes from daytime to prime time YORK (AP) — Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," can remember the first time she had to ad-lib with co-star Andy Samberg.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:08:59 GMTNorth Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses (AP) — North Korea's quarantine of arriving foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsTravel agentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMedia and entertainment industryGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:15 GMTAP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.TED WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsCampaignsLegislatureLocal governmentsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:52 GMTRating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers.The Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMTUK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.iBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:44 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 newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra Leone, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:02 GMTObama urges Snyder's defeat despite common ground, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies.DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElections2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsMunicipal governmentsVotingNational electionsEventsLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMichiganDetroitCanadaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMTCourt order temporarily restricts nurse's movement KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMaineSierra LeoneUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 15:13:25 GMTEmbattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.aGeneral newsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 15:09:26 GMTTrooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePennsylvaniaStroudsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:32:14 GMTExxon defies low oil price with refining strength YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:37 GMTBurkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureOuagadougouBurkina FasoAfricaWest Africa, 31 Oct 2014 14:34:49 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spots FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:45 GMTThai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.iGeneral newsCoups d'etatCabinetsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsArmed forcesWar and unrestPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:56 GMTNew search may locate grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.iGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:43 GMTUS consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicators, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:52 GMTColossal crowds expected to crush Giants parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesEventsViolent crimeCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:11 GMTPeshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 13:52:03 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine 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 13:59:53 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:48 GMTAP NewsAlert KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 14:06:50 GMT