FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Oct 2014 07:25:48 -0700US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."iGeneral newsHealthInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 13:48:01 GMTCalifornia city faces key ruling on bankruptcy, Calif. (AP) — Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessEmployee benefitsRecessions and depressionsPersonnelEconomyStocktonCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:24:06 GMTLewan makes plea deal in Michigan assault case ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan pleaded guilty Thursday to being drunk and disorderly in a plea deal that will put him on probation for a confrontation involving an Ohio State fan.ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:10:25 GMTWal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral news, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:04 GMTUS stocks are mixed in early trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:53 GMTCorrection: Superstorm-Mental Health story BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.aGeneral newsHealthHurricane Sandy 2012Mental healthGovernment programsWeatherNewspapersSelf-improvementEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaLifestyle, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:34 GMTFor-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwBusinessGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducationGraduationEducation costsG.I. BillSocial affairsProfessional servicesIndustriesGovernment programsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:47 GMTCarla Hall hits Kickstarter goal to open eatery Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced.J.M. HIRSCHeArts and entertainmentFood and drinkLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentRestaurants, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:57 GMTApplications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000 (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyUnemployment insuranceEconomyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:17 GMTParents of Mexico missing meet with president CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOPETER ORSIiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 13:09:13 GMTMarlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit rose slightly the third quarter as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:47:26 GMTBird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike is back on its way to Florida.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBirdsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAnimalsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:03 GMTGunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.LISA LEFFBOB SEAVEYaGeneral newsSportsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:53:14 GMTProtesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaIvory CoastMaliAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:41 GMTKansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It's like being inside a prairie snow globe: You're surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleNational parksAnimalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:20:46 GMTA Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:26 GMTA distant father-daughter duo in 'Interstellar' ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Chastain doesn't even feel comfortable saying her character's name.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 13:42:09 GMTAP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaTurkeyDamascusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:02 GMTVolkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:36:41 GMTHawaii lava flow is slow, gentle, yet unrelenting, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:26 GMTGroup says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestCorrectional systemsLaw and orderIraqMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 14:15:33 GMTSri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.ERANGA JAYAWARDENAiGeneral newsNatural disastersMissing personsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 14:09:50 GMT'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:24 GMTZambia: President's body to return Saturday, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesZambiaLusakaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:03 GMTNurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegal proceedingsState governmentsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:56 GMTMemorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer broke ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.aGeneral newsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:24 GMTNature Conservancy celebrates preserve in Va. SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The Nature Conservancy and others are celebrating the permanent protection of the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve.tTravelLifestyleMountainsEnvironment and natureVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:07:39 GMTMilosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.DUSAN STOJANOVICiGeneral newsSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 13:42:47 GMTUS stocks are mixed early trading YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher.MATTHEW CRAFTKELVIN CHANaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment programsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesEast AsiaHong KongNorth AmericaAsiaChinaGreater China, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:32 GMTN. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAfricaWest AfricaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:48:14 GMTUS economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3 (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyInternational tradeRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNorth KoreaLiberiaWest AfricaEast AsiaAsiaAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMTPolice: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie, Pa. (AP) — Police say two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group severely beat a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.aGeneral newsViolenceArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeWashingtonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:43:52 GMTIsraeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.ALON BERNSTEINiGeneral newsReligious strifeRiotsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestViolencePolitical activismGovernment and politicsPolicePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesLaw enforcement agenciesJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Oct 2014 13:25:59 GMTYellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsSocial diversityEconomyProfessional organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsSocial groups and organizations, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:02 GMTMarine wants new charges in Iraq war crime tossed DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIraqSan DiegoMiddle EastCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:40 GMTSuspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCourtsCrimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:49 GMTSome Rhode Island voters face 40 ballot questions, R.I. (AP) — Voting in one Rhode Island town next Tuesday won't be quick.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:27 GMTRural Tennessee museum a success in first year CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.ADRIAN SAINZeArts and entertainmentTravelLifestyleMuseumsLeisure travelRecreation and leisureUnion CityTennesseeNashvilleMemphisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:14:32 GMTSurvey: Asia finds money brings happiness (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.CHRIS BRUMMITTiGeneral newsPublic opinionSocial affairsMalaysiaIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 14:05:34 GMTNATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border, Greece (AP) — NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaAthensGreeceUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Oct 2014 13:25:08 GMTAmnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes (AP) — Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.iGeneral newsWar crimesInternational lawWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEgyptLibyaNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 30 Oct 2014 13:49:12 GMTCompany: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free (AP) — The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.iBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaGermanyWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:26 GMTNurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine KENT, Maine (AP) — Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.aGeneral newsHealthOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 13:06:51 GMTOfficials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears, North Korea (AP) — Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Oct 2014 13:06:30 GMTWanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentExtraditionCelebrityLaw and orderKrakowPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:18 GMTTim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.MICHELLE CHAPMANhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGays and lesbiansCorporate managementGender issuesCorporate newsPersonnelHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMTMemories make their mark for Nicole Kidman ANGELES (AP) — Nicole Kidman didn't land the part she wanted in her first formal acting gig.RYAN PEARSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:23 GMTBodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:17 GMTVegas airport closes runway for construction VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Oct 2014 14:06:26 GMT