FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 10:52:44 -07002 bodies found after UK fireworks warehouse blaze (AP) — British police have found the bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:23:28 GMTBank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:26 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.htGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionComputer crimeCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderEstoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse KENT, Maine (AP) — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patientsROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsObituariesLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:54 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuinea, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:33 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaEuropeAsia, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:27 GMTKurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay, 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, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:10 GMTExxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices YORK (AP) — Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months.JONATHAN FAHEYfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 17:12:03 GMTColombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.JOSHUA GOODMANiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingLaw and orderLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:14 GMT$2M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — A New York City official says a settlement of more than $2 million has been reached with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who died in a 101-degree jail cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:28:32 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 17:46:40 GMTHamilton tops 1st practice at US Grand Prix, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the U.S. Grand Prix, edging Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:08 GMTWoman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGainesvilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:24 GMTAgent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test, South Africa (AP) — Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test.sSportsDopingTrack and fieldMarathonsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:47 GMTWall Street caps wild month with stock rally YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:05 GMTBrittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:25:08 GMTMichigan athletic director Brandon resigns ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSchool athleticsFootballCollege footballEducationSocial affairsSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:44:15 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land 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 16:45:34 GMT12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse, Colombia (AP) — A collapse deep in a coal mine trapped 12 workers in Colombia and officials said Friday that any rescue will be difficult.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryBogotaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:51 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for women, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsEconomic policyElectionsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:21 GMTMom can't visit children she drove into ocean BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsOceansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderEnvironment and natureDaytona BeachAtlantic OceanFloridaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:14:03 GMT2 skulls found at Connecticut transfer station, Conn. (AP) — The skulls of an older man and woman were found at a Connecticut waste transfer station near some books and videos on witchcraft and Satan, police said Friday.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsConnecticutFairfieldStamfordUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:21:58 GMTCrews to begin work to recover Kansas victims, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remain at the site as authorities assess what needs to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:54 GMTMilwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief (AP) — Milwaukee police have taken a vote that expresses no confidence in their chief after he fired a white officer who shot and killed a black man in a downtown park.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:01:07 GMTJury could start deliberating in Fla. hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:39 GMTFormer NBA player argues for conviction reversal, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in court over the fraud conviction of former NBA player Tate George.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLegal proceedingsPersonal investingLaw and orderPersonal financeReal estateNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTrenton, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:24 GMTUniversity of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned.sSportsSchool administrationCollege sportsSchool athleticsEducationSocial affairsAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:41 GMTYoung, terminal, new face of right-to-die was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:30 GMTAttorneys make arguments in FAMU hazing trial, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor on Friday cast a former Florida A&M University band member as the orchestrator of the 2011 beating death of a drum major who, as part of a hazing ritual, pushed his way through a band bus while his fellow musicians kicked him and pummeled him with their fists and drumsticks.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:33 GMTPolice: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.wGeneral news, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:09 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 17:07:21 GMTSouth Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsArrestsInternational soccerWomen's boxingWomen's sportsCrimeSoccerMen's soccerBoxingViolent crimeLaw and orderMen's sportsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 16:47:38 GMTUS rig count up 2 to 1,929 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:50 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spots FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of fans in Giants gear who were eager to cheer the World Series champions in rainy downtown San Francisco grabbed prime viewing spots early Friday, hours ahead of the celebratory parade expected to draw up to 2 million revelers.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:23 GMTSun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribune (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co.fBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:33 GMTParachutist rescued from Missouri television tower LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.aGeneral newsTelevisionMediaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:14 GMTItaly phases out sea rescues to save migrants (AP) — Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Oct 2014 16:48:25 GMT$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell YORK (AP) — $2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:27:35 GMTSony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesProducts and servicesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:46 GMTSharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:56 GMTMilwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officer (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."aGeneral newsPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 17:08:55 GMTDemocrats in tight New England governor races, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.STEVE PEOPLESKATHLEEN RONAYNEpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:58 GMTRebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceHome buildingVolcanoesHome and gardenLifestyleResidential real estateEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:35 GMTCompetency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:37 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 16:34:10 GMT$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:33 GMTAgent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test, South Africa (AP) — Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsDopingTrack and fieldMarathonsSports governanceSouth AfricaKenyaSouthern AfricaAfricaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 17:39:01 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 17:43:35 GMTAP NewsAlert KENT, Maine (AP) — Judge rejects Maine's bid to restrict movement of nurse who defied state's Ebola quarantine.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:32 GMTMedicare paid for meds after patients were dead (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationPersonal spendingGovernment-funded health insuranceHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentPersonal insurancePersonal financeInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment programs, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:12 GMT