FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Oct 2014 04:01:20 -0700Kvitova beats Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at WTA Finals (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, further eroding the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 10:28:40 GMTNext Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.RACHEL COHENeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's sportsWomen's soccerMen's sportsMen's soccerTelevision ratingsSoccerProfessional soccerCable televisionSummer Olympic gamesInternational soccerSports mediaTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:53 GMTAirstrikes target oil field in eastern Syria (AP) — Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 09:02:49 GMTTunisia forces clash with militants, local killed, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry spokesman says police have carried out a pair of counter-terror operations, capturing two suspected militants in the deep south and surrounding a home near the capital.iGeneral newsTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 09:01:03 GMTActivists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500 (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as warplanes targeted an oil field in the eastern Deir el-Zour province near Iraq.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:42:41 GMTCyprus: crews locate wreckage of small plane, Cyprus (AP) — The chief of Cyprus' aircraft accidents board says search crews have found wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut, Lebanon, from the east Mediterranean island.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCyprusLebanonWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 08:18:02 GMTTunisia militant shootout kills security officer, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Oct 2014 10:22:12 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 an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsLiberiaWest AfricaRwandaSierra LeoneGuineaAfricaEast Africa, 23 Oct 2014 09:38:40 GMTHighlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.The Associated PressfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:08 GMTOlesen, Wade share lead at Perth International, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfAustraliaOceania, 23 Oct 2014 10:12:59 GMTMassive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.AARON BEARDEMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsCollege sportsMen's basketballSchool guidance counselingBasketballCollege basketballSports governanceFootballMen's sportsEducationSocial affairsCollege footballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 08:52:28 GMTWozniacki beats Radwanska at WTA Finals (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 08:07:37 GMTEuropean economic survey in surprise improvement (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday helped shore up European markets following a run of disappointing news that raised the specter of another recession across the 18-country eurozone.PAN PYLASfBusinessEconomyRecessions and depressionsEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 23 Oct 2014 09:19:03 GMTSpanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday.fBusinessLabor economyEconomyTravelLeading economic indicatorsLifestyleMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:37:09 GMTEurope shares up, Asia down on business surveys (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEuropeJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 09:50:54 GMTCyprus president hospitalized in Brussels, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension, an official said Thursday.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCyprusWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:06:03 GMTTony Gonzalez enjoys talking football, too (AP) — Tony Gonzalez is having as much fun talking football as he did playing it.ARNIE STAPLETONeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentFootballProfessional footballDenverSan DiegoColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 23 Oct 2014 08:40:38 GMTChina, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaIranBeijingPersian GulfGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:40 GMTWatchdog: many countries fall short on bribe rules (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog says that several of the Group of 20 global economic powers are making little or no effort to enforce rules barring multinational companies from paying bribes abroad, and only Canada has improved significantly in the past year.iBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrime, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:26 GMTGuitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:57:02 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCanadaNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:48:20 GMTUSDA brings indoor plumbing to Alaska village, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementNatural resource managementAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:09:07 GMTChina opposes sending North Korea to int'l court (AP) — China said Thursday it was against referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court, dimming chances that its longtime ally will face additional scrutiny over its dismal and well-documented system of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsChinaNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:33:46 GMTClarification: Turkey-Islamic State-Istanbul story (AP) — In a story Oct. 17, The Associated Press reported that the owner of a bookstore in Istanbul that sells pins bearing the emblem of the Islamic State group said jihadists should not be classified as terrorists. The story should have specified that Osman Akyildiz said he does not support the Islamic State militants' campaign of beheadings.iGeneral newsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:10:32 GMTTesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelCorporate governanceCorporate crimeCrimeFraud and false statementsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:56 GMTRoyals take first battle of bullpens from Giants CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsBaseballMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CitySan FranciscoMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 23 Oct 2014 08:32:29 GMTHouse Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical partiesCampaignsPolitical organizations, 23 Oct 2014 09:08:48 GMTRwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthRwandaKenyaEast AfricaSpainGuineaLiberiaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:17 GMTCorporate giants funding state ballot initiatives (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.PHILIP ELLIOTTfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsCorporate newsConsumer protection and advocacySpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsFinancial servicesIndustriesCampaignsConsumer products and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMTInvestigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash (AP) — Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:15:14 GMTEuropean authorities aim to purge weak banks, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEuropeGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 10:22:47 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 WALKERsSportsMLB World SeriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 08:33:17 GMTJessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA ISLAND, China (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 08:55:09 GMTNoteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed:The Associated PresshtBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsMid-term electionsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyWashingtonAlaskaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:06:40 GMTCredit Suisse Q3 profit more than doubles (AP) — Credit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.JOHN HEILPRINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 08:57:35 GMTExclusive election body at heart of HK protests KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.JACK CHANGKELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsLocal electionsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:31 GMTOfficial: crews locate wreckage of missing plane, Cyprus (AP) — The chief of Cyprus' aircraft accidents board says search crews have found wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut, Lebanon, from the east Mediterranean island.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCyprusLebanonWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Oct 2014 07:56:04 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.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:36:20 GMTZuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.DIDI TANGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:06:48 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.TRICIA THOMASiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:04 GMTBoy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:41 GMTAP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports governanceLaw and orderProfessional footballFootball, 23 Oct 2014 08:37:49 GMTSeparatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:45 GMTPolice: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, police said.ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsNationalismPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 09:29:02 GMTStocks sink as oil falls, China factories slumber (AP) — Global stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices added to doubts about the strength of global demand and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 23 Oct 2014 08:09:25 GMTTesco chair resigns after accounting scandal (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, has resigned amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its profits.fBusinessCorporate governanceCorporate newsCorporate crimeCrimeGeneral newsFraud and false statementsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Oct 2014 08:25:26 GMTLocal Todd Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Amateur lead, Australia (AP) — Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.sSportsGolfAustraliaEast AsiaOceaniaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:41 GMTKvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 (AP) — Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sports, 23 Oct 2014 09:17:43 GMTHyundai Motor's 3Q profit falls 28 percent, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.YOUKYUNG LEEfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 23 Oct 2014 07:57:27 GMTNBA: Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name (AP) — It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsDomestic violenceSports governanceCrimeMen's basketballViolent crimeGeneral newsSports transactionsSports businessViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:38 GMT