FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:14:44 -0700Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e251846a78594214b65fffea9588e958MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsViolent crimeMilitary legal affairsCrimeInternational relationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e251846a78594214b65fffea9588e958Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:35:58 GMTPyongyang races to complete new airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9561da9ed5f749209609ddbfa606b7f4PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport.ERIC TALMADGEtTravelLifestyleNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9561da9ed5f749209609ddbfa606b7f4Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:59:44 GMTGov't seeks supplies for immigration documentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0805459ddee44cfdb4946606a19f18d2WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0805459ddee44cfdb4946606a19f18d2Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:31 GMTNorth Korean detainee lands back home in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/314dc0b46915482d8e13ae55dada13c8WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsInternational relationsReunionsCrimeGovernment and politicsOccasionsLifestyleNorth KoreaUnited StatesOhioPyongyangDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/314dc0b46915482d8e13ae55dada13c8Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:29:14 GMTTribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c5ab469fe84b19916b2f1cb8365983ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) — The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTribal governmentsIraqUnited StatesBaghdadMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82c5ab469fe84b19916b2f1cb8365983Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:19:33 GMTNovak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0905340fe154339955ced66a83454d8BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is a proud father.sSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisSerbiaFranceParisEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0905340fe154339955ced66a83454d8Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:18:48 GMTHalep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a499c791cdd4de9a4c4cd94ea36137fSINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.CHRIS LINESsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a499c791cdd4de9a4c4cd94ea36137fWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:58:09 GMTToys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dollshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15152e39ab4b4e0181a5d99bdee7cfeaNEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentToysRecreation and leisureLifestyleHobbieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15152e39ab4b4e0181a5d99bdee7cfeaWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:42:08 GMTAt Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War reduxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f09caa961397496cb7a1e7873b08446bBERLIN (AP) — Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine.MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCold WarFall of the Berlin WallInternational relationsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleBerlinMoscowUkraineRussiaGermanyEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f09caa961397496cb7a1e7873b08446bWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:32:04 GMTBedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9601dabf114433b8feaf4cefacf2149HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsHealthExtended familyWar and unrestRelationshipsLifestyleIsraelSyriaMiddle EastTurkeyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9601dabf114433b8feaf4cefacf2149Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:37:49 GMTSnowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d01a0208766d4dcc99dee159307aa512MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.LYNN BERRYiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d01a0208766d4dcc99dee159307aa512Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:46:03 GMTJ&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d33addc975043409ba89f4a5b691b88NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.aBusinessHealthScienceImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesPublic healthNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d33addc975043409ba89f4a5b691b88Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:42:00 GMTPistorius spends first night in single jail cellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd8ed47035f47f6a30ca134a6d19b09JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd8ed47035f47f6a30ca134a6d19b09Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:02 GMTKenny G's Hong Kong visit out of tune with Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b9ec555f8747318ba2c8aa88e75e7dHONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.KELVIN CHANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b9ec555f8747318ba2c8aa88e75e7dWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:05:59 GMTTropical depression headed for Campeche in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55e764e17d9d4d7e84d5264330fe8cd2MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is headed toward the Mexican state of Campeche and is likely to strengthen to a tropical storm.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55e764e17d9d4d7e84d5264330fe8cd2Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:58:56 GMTTotal names exec to replace CEO killed in crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df8ca99216a04f6b9709b3f0833be427PARIS (AP) — French oil giant Total SA says it has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive after the shocking death in a plane accident of former CEO Christophe de Margerie on Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df8ca99216a04f6b9709b3f0833be427Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:41 GMTKenny G visit to HK protest out of tune with Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096645f4c856419aa61141c98ccf1eaaHONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.KELVIN CHANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096645f4c856419aa61141c98ccf1eaaWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:58:04 GMTNY school fires football coach after game brawlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e73059186344dba17b4b6cfc806d16WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in an upstate New York school district have fired the head coach of the varsity football team after his players got into a brawl with opposing players during last weekend's game.aGeneral newsSportsSchool athleticsCoachingEducationFootballSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87e73059186344dba17b4b6cfc806d16Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:27:15 GMTSweden raises estimate of foreign fightershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc14c74771aa4fe387ff89cf5b87b85dSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's security service says up to 150 people have left the country to join IS militants in the Middle East.iGeneral newsSwedenMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc14c74771aa4fe387ff89cf5b87b85dWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:33 GMTNigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girlshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5921dcd5dffe41ec9d528331bddadb41MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.iGeneral newsKidnappingWar and unrestCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5921dcd5dffe41ec9d528331bddadb41Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:07:22 GMTSmooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b89749a54a644b59e7d2ac84854e55dHONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G has paid a surprise visit to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, causing bemusement among Chinese authorities who had warned about the influence of foreign forces.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b89749a54a644b59e7d2ac84854e55dWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:07:47 GMTIraqis return to school after delay from unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2895fb1eb2bc4f61a2d6ac20d1ae08e3BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi students returned to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by the Islamic State group had taken shelter in school buildings.SINAN SALAHEDDINSAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsEducationSchool infrastructureMilitant groupsWar and unrestSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2895fb1eb2bc4f61a2d6ac20d1ae08e3Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:22:49 GMTSnowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04c90c86c9034efb96751ad73d86e500MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04c90c86c9034efb96751ad73d86e500Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:15:03 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad36ce397f0d4138ba71d18637077cc8Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad36ce397f0d4138ba71d18637077cc8Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:51:34 GMTAsia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18c44c91caf94e04ae74b5703548a2aaHopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyRecessions and depressionsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18c44c91caf94e04ae74b5703548a2aaWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:27:24 GMTThe Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a210fb35004580aa1d52e3c78b6f1bAURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.KEN THOMASNICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsState governmentsMid-term electionsLegislatureVotingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsAuroraNew YorkNorth CarolinaWisconsinColoradoIllinoisArkansasLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00a210fb35004580aa1d52e3c78b6f1bWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:20:59 GMTJapan's chrysanthemums: More than symbol of autumnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d66fa76c5945209c7d953d3ba6ee2aTOKYO (AP) — When Americans think of flowers and Japan, we think of cherry blossoms. But to the Japanese, there's a flower for every time of year, and right now, it's the chrysanthemum, celebrated in festivals, shows and home displays.LINDA LOMBARDItLifestyleTravelHome and gardenDaisiesBotanical gardensFairs and festivalsHome buyingFlowersPlantsRecreation and leisureResidential real estateLeisure travelJapanTokyoEast AsiaNew York CityAsiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d66fa76c5945209c7d953d3ba6ee2aWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:09:33 GMTRomanian ex-prison chief fails to show for trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1a3a5877ba4ce98cfeb26127bda636BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander charged with torturing and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the 1950s and 1960s has failed to show up for his trial, saying he is sick.iGeneral newsPolitical imprisonmentActs of torturePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderRomaniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c1a3a5877ba4ce98cfeb26127bda636Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:45:01 GMTLiberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b7d57f85be24685b71358f65f232cc2BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.RODNEY MUHUMUZAOBED BOAFOiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIvory CoastWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaGhanaSierra LeoneNigeriaAccraAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b7d57f85be24685b71358f65f232cc2Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:50:30 GMTKerry: US Congress important to Iran negotiationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c806f9e1f3d2433188f367d4336cd526BERLIN (AP) — The Obama administration has no intention of cutting Congress out of the loop on any possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, responding to rising concerns from lawmakers in both parties.MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c806f9e1f3d2433188f367d4336cd526Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:37:02 GMTPlane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b183166a360b43398e3b050d8e78b3b6WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — Plane carrying American detained in North Korea lands in his home state of Ohio .aGeneral newsOhioNorth KoreaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b183166a360b43398e3b050d8e78b3b6Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:33 GMTSweden scales back submarine hunthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28860c8c76e3457787dc17a927d5636dSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.iGeneral newsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28860c8c76e3457787dc17a927d5636dWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:05:03 GMTFather of UK hostage dies after appeal to save sonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfce7af3e8994ed98c8472f7c96b4853LONDON (AP) — The father of a British photojournalist held by the Islamic State group has died just weeks after he appealed from his hospital bed for the militants to release his son.iGeneral newsHostage situationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfce7af3e8994ed98c8472f7c96b4853Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:12:02 GMTAlabama plans 2-year bicentennial observancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/746f30d63491429e82a2c10188e6220eHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bicentennial Commission says activities will be spread over two years.tTravelLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/746f30d63491429e82a2c10188e6220eWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:58:08 GMTNorth Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87c697cfdef427c8914c240331fe4fcWRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsInternational relationsReunionsCrimeGovernment and politicsOccasionsLifestyleNorth KoreaUnited StatesOhioPyongyangDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d87c697cfdef427c8914c240331fe4fcWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:30 GMTBank of England keeps rates steadyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4067905eb30f4643acc120b82c20829eLONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4067905eb30f4643acc120b82c20829eWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:57:27 GMTKuwait sentences 13 over controversial speechhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c3df0ac6b824a7d8cad45ffb9e42f35KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says a court in the Gulf nation has convicted and sentenced 13 people to two years in prison each for reading aloud a speech by a leading opposition figure challenging the country's ruler.iGeneral newsCrimePolitical scandalsPolitical imprisonmentPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderKuwaitKuwait CityMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c3df0ac6b824a7d8cad45ffb9e42f35Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:19 GMTMethodist panel to hear appeal over gay weddinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9420eea8cbb5423ca560c41164d8743eMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.TRAVIS LOLLERaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageWeddingsReligionSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9420eea8cbb5423ca560c41164d8743eWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:55:53 GMTDemocratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6159505fbe13407c9b5d2673e3a99793WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6159505fbe13407c9b5d2673e3a99793Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:32:15 GMTSyria claims it destroyed jets seized by IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceecbd36acf540fe81577013431f466aDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceecbd36acf540fe81577013431f466aWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:42 GMTNorth Korea detainee due back in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c8fac36ed1c49418572f633fa15e86cCINCINNATI (AP) — News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight.DAN SEWELLLARA JAKESaGeneral newsInternational relationsCrimeGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaUnited StatesOhioPyongyangDaytonEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c8fac36ed1c49418572f633fa15e86cWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:21 GMT2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1afa0a5f631b412482596abd8196de82SYDNEY (AP) — A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMilitary and defenseAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsAustraliaMalaysiaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1afa0a5f631b412482596abd8196de82Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:09:30 GMTSite work starts for new Sandy Hook Schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49fb9ec06d134a7c886a4b30d026990fNEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.aGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49fb9ec06d134a7c886a4b30d026990fWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:07:28 GMTEx-Luxembourg leader Juncker gets OK as EU chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c80a36857fa4ba6a03ec29ba9a4e065BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union legislature has approved the appointment of former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker as the new EU Commission president molding policies of the 28-nation bloc for the next five years.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c80a36857fa4ba6a03ec29ba9a4e065Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:03 GMTAsia needs policy coordination amid slower growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e27038e8fdb42b0a7676eed56a30430BEIJING (AP) — Asia-Pacific economies need to recalibrate financial policies in the face of slowing global growth, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Wednesday, following a meeting of regional financial officials to prepare for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic outlookSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e27038e8fdb42b0a7676eed56a30430Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:50:13 GMTLawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Britshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0edc46da85964957bc5c9719761b5d39BANGKOK (AP) — Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyCrimeGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandUnited KingdomMyanmarBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0edc46da85964957bc5c9719761b5d39Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:43 GMTGerman firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4adc80f0a168485495c048c7d3e6d664MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has upheld an appeal by a German pharmaceutical company, ditching a previous ruling that ordered the company to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.iBusinessHealthSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4adc80f0a168485495c048c7d3e6d664Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:37:04 GMTJapan to send officials to North Korea next weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/607ec39cdcd2436b8981f6138bc5b932TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that it will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s.HARUKA NUGAiGeneral newsJapanNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/607ec39cdcd2436b8981f6138bc5b932Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:23:55 GMT2 Israeli troops wounded by gunfire from Egypthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8873a2361eea4737b40592604fde4154JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two soldiers have been wounded in the southern Negev Desert after being fired upon by unknown attackers from the Egyptian side of the border.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEgyptIsraelMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8873a2361eea4737b40592604fde4154Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:09:04 GMTCentury ago: Great War, great champagne vintagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/545dd57a93314e39804353f9f06ef358EPERNAY, France (AP) — Deep in the labyrinthine cellars of the Pol Roger champagne house, rows of century-old bottles caked in mold bear testimony to perhaps the greatest, and surely the most heroic of vintages.RAF CASERTiGeneral newsLifestyleWorld War IEventsFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/545dd57a93314e39804353f9f06ef358Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:07:50 GMT