FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 06:46:44 -0700China punishes 17 officials for village clash (AP) — Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead.iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:21 GMTSwiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging (AP) — A leading Swiss supermarket chain is apologizing for what it calls an "unforgivable blunder": distributing mini-containers of coffee cream bearing portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:32:33 GMTCheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off (AP) — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.fBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:22:09 GMTSerbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognition, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has officially protested the International Olympic Committee's decision to grant provisional recognition to Kosovo.sSportsOlympic gamesSports governanceEventsSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:12 GMTUS jobless aid applications rise to 283,000 (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:31 GMTEurozone survey rise does not ease recession fears (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism in European markets amid ongoing worries over the state of the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsEuropeUnited KingdomGermanyFranceWestern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:34 GMTThreat to break isolation in Liberia over food, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHCLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaLiberiaAfricaSierra LeoneRwandaGuineaEast Africa, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:09 GMTGirls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesColoradoDenverGermanySyriaMinneapolisNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastMinnesota, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:28 GMT3M 3rd-quarter net income up 6 percent PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Diversified manufacturer 3M's third-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher revenue across all divisions.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSt. PaulMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:18 GMTBrazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.BRAD BROOKSiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsPricesBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:43 GMTAP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin (AP) — Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical imprisonmentPolitical approval ratingsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesPublic opinionSocial affairsCrimeaMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:04 GMT'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureVisual artsMusicPerforming artsEntertainment, 23 Oct 2014 13:28:44 GMTCaterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's belt tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year.fBusinessEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:54:01 GMTHeads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.iGeneral newsOdditiesMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal electionsElectionsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 13:04:25 GMTSting and his 'The Last Ship' star go home YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting's musical "The Last Ship" have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness.MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNewcastleBelfastEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorthern Ireland, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:53 GMTAmerican Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations WORTH, Texas (AP) — FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:27:07 GMTCourt: NY woman can keep $10K ring from ex-beau, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:11 GMTCanadian police now concede there is just 1 gunman in Ottawa attack, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police now concede there is just 1 gunman in Ottawa attack.iGeneral newsOntarioOttawaCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMTApplications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low.wBusinessGeneral news, 23 Oct 2014 12:31:02 GMTBotswana's ruling party favored in elections, Botswana (AP) — The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation.SELLO MOTSETAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsBotswanaGaboroneMalawiSouthern AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:03 GMTDelta planes clip wings at Minnesota airport (AP) — Officials say two Delta Air Lines planes clipped wings while they were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:23:16 GMTThe Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.BEN WALKERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:32 GMTThursday's Time Schedule Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m.The Associated PresssCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNFL footballProfessional football, 23 Oct 2014 13:28:53 GMTCoal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental policyEconomyClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsAir qualityEnvironmental concernsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryPolandEuropeWarsawEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:46 GMTNorth Korea steps up effort to prevent Ebola entry, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsTravelLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:25 GMTFor teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsParentingPassports and visasRelationshipsLifestyleTravelLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsMarseilleFranceSyriaGermanyIstanbulWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastTurkey, 23 Oct 2014 13:17:44 GMTGM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.TOM KRISHERfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:49 GMTSouthwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percent (AP) — More passengers and lower fuel prices are pushing Southwest Airlines to record profits, and the airline expects an even bigger break at the gas pump this winter.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:16 GMTDanes summon Turkish diplomat over freed suspect, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has summoned Turkey's ambassador over the disappearance of a man suspected of attempted murder who was arrested in Istanbul at Denmark's request.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTurkeyDenmarkMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:56:03 GMTCanada attack stirs terror fears, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.BENJAMIN SHINGLERROB GILLIESiGeneral newsViolent crimeTerrorismCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:28:53 GMTEU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit (AP) — The European Union has contributed another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to the fight against Ebola, as the bloc's leaders try to close in on a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.iGeneral newsHealthSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:44 GMTAlbania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia, Serbia (AP) — A Kosovo foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Enver Hoxhaj described the visit as a historic event and a sign of improving ties.iGeneral newsInternational relationsKosovo WarGovernment and politicsYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestAlbaniaBelgradeSerbiaKosovoEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 13:08:03 GMTWould football be richer without small clubs?, Germany (AP) — From a corner office of Freiburg's homely stadium, club chairman Fritz Keller gazes over one of the loveliest views in football. Autumn's reds, browns and golds streak the surrounding Black Forest. Buzzards wheel in the air above.JOHN LEICESTERiGeneral newsSportsPrimary and secondary educationProfessional soccerUEFA Champions LeagueEducationSocial affairsSoccerEventsMen's soccerMen's sportsInternational soccerDortmundGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:29:57 GMTReview: Another black comic blast of 'Borderlands' dozens of other video games, "Borderlands" is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But "Borderlands" has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that's a welcome relief from the gung-ho war-is-hell cliches of competitors like "Call of Duty" and "Halo."LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 23 Oct 2014 11:59:30 GMTConfusion over future of Caterham F1 team (AP) — Confusion surrounds the future of struggling Formula One team Caterham amid a legal dispute between the old and new owners ahead of next week's United States Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:40 GMTAmerican Airlines posts record 3Q profit (AP) — Summer vacations were good for American Airlines.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:57 GMTSam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs YORK (AP) — Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAmerican Music AwardsCelebrityAward showsEvents, 23 Oct 2014 12:23:42 GMTZuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.DIDI TANGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 13:36:06 GMTDancing priests become Internet sensation (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.TRISHA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:02 GMTWoman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision.iGeneral newsHealthLifestylePetsDogsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMammalsAnimalsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:37 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 12:18:26 GMTMom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.ROB GILLIESRAPHAEL SATTERiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestOntarioCanadaOttawaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:31 GMTUkraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsRebellions and uprisingsVotingWar and unrestLegislatureEconomyElectionsBusinessUkraineCrimeaMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:07 GMTMaine man's ashes being launched into space, Maine (AP) — The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.aGeneral newsSpace launchesMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:09:02 GMTChina's ruling party pushes for better judiciary (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMTLebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.iGeneral newsLebanonMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 13:32:44 GMTWilliams beats Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at WTA Finals (AP) — Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:29 GMTUnion Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 13:05:18 GMTAP NewsAlert, Ontario (AP) — Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCanadaOntarioNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:34 GMTStocks subdued after business surveys (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday after a survey showed China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months and a separate report suggested some improvement in Europe's business activity.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsManufacturing sector performanceFinancial marketsStock marketsEuropeJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 11:58:46 GMT