FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:43 -0700Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters (AP) — Milos Raonic perfectly timed his maiden win over Roger Federer.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisFranceParisLondonSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited Kingdom, 31 Oct 2014 20:46:03 GMTKansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office has argued that a federal court should not weigh in on the state's gay marriage ban until the Kansas Supreme Court has reviewed it.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:07:19 GMTGeorgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters (AP) — Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help limit Republican Senate gains in Tuesday's midterms.BILL BARROWGARY D. ROBERTSONpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:56:53 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:07:37 GMT2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceArrestsVolcanoesLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:45:55 GMTAP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:16 GMT$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCell biologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:23 GMTCubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — Cubs say they have hired Joe Maddon as manager.sSports, 31 Oct 2014 21:00:02 GMTGiants players smile, mug for crowd during parade FRANCISCO (AP) — Under gray skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favorite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team's victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:27:07 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:18:52 GMTWitness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.BRIAN MELLEYJUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesNew MexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:39:43 GMTMedicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.wGovernment and politicsHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceLegislationDeath and dyingGovernment programsPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislature, 31 Oct 2014 21:30:04 GMTEx-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92 (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.CURT ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsIndiaVero BeachFloridaSouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:40:27 GMTRichard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene, Calif. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLeisure travelTravelLifestyle, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:16 GMT2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer was fatally injured Friday when he was hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeReckless endangermentAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:21 GMTFeds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCrimeAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:44:22 GMTCubs fire Renteria, go after Joe Maddon as manager (AP) — The Chicago Cubs fired Rick Renteria on Friday to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:24:42 GMTWall Street caps a wild month with a rally YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsStock marketsRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaEuropeAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:23:51 GMTPeshmerga fighters head toward Syrian border, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters left the area where they had stayed for days and headed Friday toward the Syrian border town of Kobani where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 20:27:03 GMTJudge rejects attempt to isolate nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 21:52:07 GMTMurder charge dropped in prayer group death CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:54:26 GMTAnalysis: In Syria, no good options for West (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- there is still no plan.DAN PERRYZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsSyriaDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:09:03 GMTPeshmerga fighters enter Syrian border, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 20:48:46 GMTSuarez Navarro beats Pironkova, advances to semis, Bulgaria (AP) — Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsBulgariaSofiaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:14:03 GMTMilwaukee chief: Union vote is political move (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsPoliceLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:36:10 GMTUnion appeal denied in NY stop and frisk case YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday denied a last-ditch effort by police unions to continue challenging a decision that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of minorities with its stop and frisk policy, clearing the way for reforms to begin.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsPoliceNational courtsJudicial electionsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryElectionsNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:56 GMTSuspected ETA member arrested in Germany (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.iGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGermanySpainFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 21:06:50 GMTSlain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:42:37 GMTHamilton tops practice at US Grand Prix, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest times in Friday's two practice sessions at the U.S. Grand Prix, but abandoned the second session with about 10 minutes to go to deal with engine problems.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:55:05 GMTUS stock indexes zoom back to record highs YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:06:57 GMTCanada restricts visas amid Ebola scare (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksTravel healthPassports and visasInfectious diseasesGovernment and politicsDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthTravelLifestyleLung diseaseTravel safetyCanadaOntarioAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaTorontoNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:37:09 GMTFormer Fla. Congressman has drug record expunged (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, has had his record expunged.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrime, 31 Oct 2014 21:54:32 GMTCubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria (AP) — Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria.ANDREW SELIGMANJAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:27:47 GMTJudge denies former NBA player's fraud appeal, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected a former NBA player's appeal of his fraud conviction.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsSports governanceCrimeLaw and orderCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsPersonal investingPersonal financeReal estateNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTrenton, 31 Oct 2014 21:39:16 GMTPainted faces at parks need painstaking removal LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsNational parksVisual artsSocial mediaVandalismEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelArts and entertainmentOnline mediaMediaCrimeUtahCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:38:36 GMTAfter murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.KATHY MATHESONMICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:00 GMTOhio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsChristianityGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsNorth KoreaOhioUnited StatesDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:34 GMTEarly votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits? (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake.DAVID ESPOpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState electionsMid-term electionsCampaignsVotingPolitical partiesState governmentsLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical fundraisingDistrict of ColumbiaGeorgiaIowaUnited StatesArkansasWisconsinKansasRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:24:32 GMTHawks' home opener against Pacers is a sellout (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hope a sellout in Saturday night's home opener against Indiana will show the team is moving past offseason controversies in ownership and management.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaTorontoGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Oct 2014 21:38:28 GMTEx-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:32 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protections and steered users to websites they did not choose.LARRY NEUMEISTERhtGeneral newsTechnologyFraud and false statementsComputer crimeCorporate legal affairsMoney launderingLegal proceedingsExtraditionCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderInformation technologyIndustriesMedia and entertainment industrySoftwareComputing and information technologyEstoniaUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:56:27 GMTMarine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:30 GMTEarly votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states (AP) — Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 governorships at stake.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsLegislatureIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:52:19 GMT'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:15:58 GMTNavajo elections director agrees to postpone race, Ariz. (AP) — The elections director on the Navajo Nation says he will scrap Tuesday's presidential election and hold the contest at a later date.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsEventsJudicial electionsVotingLegislationJudiciaryLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 31 Oct 2014 20:12:02 GMTRussia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 20:29:39 GMTBaker insists fish tale true, got some info wrong BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Friday that Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsHigh school footballState governmentsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsCollege sportsMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMTKenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kenseth feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's championship chase.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:46 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.AHMED AL-HAJJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTribal governmentsGovernment transitionsWar and unrestNational governmentsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:12 GMTAshes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsWaste managementContracts and ordersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:51 GMT