FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:34 -0700Bank 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 growthPricesEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:20:35 GMTMicrosoft promises new Office for Macs next year FRANCISCO (AP) — After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers — but not until next year.htBusinessTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:27 GMTAlbuquerque police reforms ordered, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached a deal 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 newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeCriminal investigationsLaw and orderInternational agreementsInternational relationsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:19 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 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaEthiopiaEast Africa, 31 Oct 2014 19:48:32 GMTHello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.MARI YAMAGUCHIiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:13 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 20:11:57 GMTPathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide (AP) — An autopsy pathologist testified Friday that the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:59:58 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 politicsTurkeySyriaIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 19:31:03 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 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 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.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleSpace launchesExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:32 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 GMTDow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 31 Oct 2014 20:03:10 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 GMTGas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.JONATHAN FAHEYtTravelLifestylePricesBudget travelEconomyBusinessUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:37:17 GMTChicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test, South Africa (AP) — Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldDopingTrack and fieldWomen's sportsMarathonsSports governanceBoston MarathonDoping regulationsEventsKenyaSouth AfricaEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 31 Oct 2014 19:34:57 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 GMTFormer Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter in drum major's hazing death .aGeneral newsHazing ritualsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:05:14 GMTMichigan athletic director Dave 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 athleticsCollege sportsFootballCollege footballEducationSocial affairsSports transactionsSports businessMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:29:35 GMTRG3 can't wait to get started again, Va. (AP) — After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:52 GMTMan who says he hoarded convicted of murder, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:46:59 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 GMTKristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren's tiara.eArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 31 Oct 2014 19:16:36 GMTMurder charge dropped in prayer group death CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a former suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:05 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 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 GMTLinkedIn and GoPro are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 31 Oct 2014 20:32:06 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 newsHealthState governmentsGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneUnited StatesMaineNew JerseyNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:55:29 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 20:17:32 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 out the disease.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthCanadaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaNorth AmericaAfrica, 31 Oct 2014 20:25:12 GMT2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsOnline shoppingShoppingLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaFairfieldStamford, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:22 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 GMTProtests push Burkina Faso president from power, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment transitionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestNational governmentsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Oct 2014 19:26:03 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 the underground Christian church.aGeneral newsNorth KoreaOhioDaytonEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:52 GMTCorrection: Strip Mall-Arson story VERNON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar General store, not an employee.aGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:14:45 GMTDemocrats in tight New England governor races, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, 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 electionsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsUnited States General ElectionLegislaturePrimary electionsPolitical partiesCampaignsNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsNew HampshireMaineRhode IslandProvidenceUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:24:20 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsDiplomacyPolitical activismPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsForeign policyGovernment policyPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMyanmarUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:44:12 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 newsSportsHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 20:16:17 GMTJudge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians, Va. (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.JESSICA GRESKOaBusinessGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsTrademarksCourtsNative AmericansLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballIntellectual propertyJudiciaryGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:37 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 GMTDon't forget to set your clocks back (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.wGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:34:40 GMTNYPD's highest ranking black official quits YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:19:08 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 GMTVikings' Robison has had a pain in the butt PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brian Robison has had quite the pain in the butt.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:17 GMTKenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kenseth says he feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Oct 2014 19:18:42 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 GMT