FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Oct 2014 05:27:43 -0700AP Source: FIU hosting Miss Universe pageant (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says that the Miss Universe pageant is coming to South Florida this winter.TIM REYNOLDSeArts and entertainmentBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:17:25 GMTWonga agrees to write off debts for thousands (AP) — Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 12:02:13 GMTNadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court — and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisAthlete injuriesMen's sportsWomen's sportsAthlete healthChinaBeijingGermanySingaporeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast Asia, 02 Oct 2014 11:51:03 GMTKurdish fighters say IS group nearing Syrian town (AP) — A senior Kurdish fighter says the Islamic State group is closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men are preparing for street battles.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 02 Oct 2014 10:00:02 GMTTropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific (AP) — Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.aGeneral newsStormsCoastlines and beachesWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and nature, 02 Oct 2014 10:46:53 GMTMovie RV vandalized at Ohio museum, Ohio (AP) — A dilapidated recreational vehicle that played a memorable role in a beloved Christmas movie has been vandalized at an Ohio museum.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHolidaysVandalismOccasionsLifestyleCrimeMedinaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:11:27 GMTTurkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was considering a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureTurkeySyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 10:33:57 GMTMakeshift system offers Detroit water hookup (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold.aBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsFood and drinkLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 12:19:20 GMTReview: 'Shadow of Mordor' grabs the gold ring"The Lord of the Rings" has inspired hundreds of video games, but there's never been a great one based directly on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic. Until now.LOU KESTENeArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:52 GMTThai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 12:17:36 GMTCowboys' Spillman probed for alleged sex assault, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCrimeSports businessViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:21:29 GMTDutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.JIM ARMSTRONGsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 10:12:24 GMTBoyz II Men, Jeff Dunham win casino awards VEGAS (AP) — Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 02 Oct 2014 11:15:27 GMTSandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat', Conn. (AP) — Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat."aGeneral newsBomb threatsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEvacuationsEventsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationSchool shootingsShootingsViolent crimeCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 10:53:24 GMTSears to raise cash through Canadian ops sale ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, sorely in need of cash, Sears is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as $380 million.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCanadaIllinoisNorth AmericaUnited States, 02 Oct 2014 11:37:02 GMTNishikori beats Young to advance at Japan Open (AP) — Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.JACK GALLAGHERsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:58:58 GMTCowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCrimeSports businessViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 09:53:22 GMTGlobal stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower on Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.YOUKYUNG LEEfBusinessCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsSouth KoreaEuropeHong KongGermanyEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaWestern EuropeNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 09:57:38 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 newsHealthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 10:01:14 GMTJohn Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessSanta AnaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:18:34 GMTNew type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola (AP) — Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak — and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited KingdomSierra LeoneWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 11:46:49 GMTHK police warn protesters not to charge buildings KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.ELAINE KURTENBACHLOUISE WATTiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 10:46:29 GMTNew EU economy chief vows tough budget oversight (AP) — The European Union's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, vowed Thursday to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French finance minister.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsLegislationLegislatureEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 02 Oct 2014 09:20:03 GMTAP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste.DON BABWINaGeneral newsOdditiesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 12:13:18 GMTBach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday.STEPHEN WILSONiGeneral newsSportsWinter Olympic gamesMunicipal governmentsOlympic gamesSports governanceNational governmentsSummer Olympic gamesEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNorwayUnited KingdomBeijingOsloAlmatyWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaKazakhstanCentral Asia, 02 Oct 2014 10:34:16 GMTSears sells most of its stake in Canadian ops ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, sorely in need of cash, is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as $380 million.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsCanadaIllinoisNorth AmericaUnited States, 02 Oct 2014 10:52:52 GMTGreenland calls for early elections next month, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreenlandDenmarkNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 11:51:31 GMTSouth Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsBuddhismGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaChinaSouthern AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:12:16 GMTMore than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersAgricultureIndustriesBusinessNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:57:21 GMTKosovo selects its first Oscar contender, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced its independence from Serbia in 2008.NEBI QENAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsAward showsEventsKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 12:15:18 GMT88 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial is accusing 16 Nigerian officers and 72 rank-and-file troops of a string of charges from cowardice to refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.iGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 11:14:01 GMTOops! UK council destroys Banksy immigration mural (AP) — Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive Thursday after telling workers to destroy a mural they later realized was created by the internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.DANICA KIRKAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsImmigrationSpecial electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 11:59:17 GMTSky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsLifestyleOdditiesCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 10:13:16 GMTNevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLeisure travelTravelFairs and festivalsLifestyleRecreation and leisureRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:21:38 GMTSamsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report.YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 09:35:18 GMTSurfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsSharksCoastlines and beachesAccidentsAccidents and disastersFishAnimalsEnvironment and natureAustraliaOceania, 02 Oct 2014 10:34:22 GMTWatchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate (AP) — An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.DESMOND BUTLERiGeneral newsSocial mediaGovernment and politicsJournalistsJournalismOnline mediaMediaNews mediaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:33:52 GMTSaudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 09:43:06 GMTBomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationBombingsPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 10:04:01 GMTEastman Kodak cutting 70 jobs in Rochester area, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak says it will cut 70 jobs at its Rochester-area operations as it transitions to a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.aBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsPersonnelRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Oct 2014 11:53:52 GMTFaceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 11:40:58 GMTSouth Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered.iGeneral newsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 09:57:07 GMTEuropean Central Bank to detail stimulus plan, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower.DAVID McHUGHCOLLEEN BARRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeItalyFrankfurtNaplesWestern EuropeGermany, 02 Oct 2014 11:20:36 GMTTexting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests KONG (AP) — Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.WENDY TANGhtGeneral newsTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 11:44:00 GMTECB buying bundles of loans could spur lending European Central Bank plans to start buying a type of bonds known as asset-backed securities. The move is aimed at spurring bank lending to companies and getting a slack economy moving again.The Associated PressfBusinessEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsEurope, 02 Oct 2014 10:57:25 GMTJapan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 02 Oct 2014 12:17:37 GMTPutin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the state will offer support to sectors of the economy that have been hit by international sanctions, but says the country in general is unconcerned about the sanctions' consequences.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Oct 2014 11:26:32 GMTEuropean Central Bank keeps rates on hold, Italy (AP) — Markets are waiting to hear whether the European Central Bank is willing to offer more stimulus to a dangerously weak economy, after the bank's governing council left interest rates unchanged Thursday.DAVID McHUGHCOLLEEN BARRYiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment policyEuropeItalyNaplesWestern Europe, 02 Oct 2014 11:57:09 GMTOops! UK council removes Banksy mural (AP) — A council in southern England says it instructed its workers to remove a mural before realizing it was the work of internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Oct 2014 09:25:36 GMT97 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestPolice brutalityRebellions and uprisingsBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 02 Oct 2014 11:49:35 GMT