FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:28:43 -0800Trump Entertainment eyes new financing from Icahnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9627bdfe704c72b15be0374b716462WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts says a new $20 million pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will give it time to restructure while keeping the struggling Taj Mahal casino open.By RANDALL CHASEaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9627bdfe704c72b15be0374b716462Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:57:21 GMTRailroads seek one-person crews for freight trainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc826840d324543b458934b15caf6abOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.By JOSH FUNKaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc826840d324543b458934b15caf6abMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:30:20 GMTUN chief urges better early warning of next disease outbreakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e7237eb7d3e43b8bbed1d40058336ffUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease — "a test that is sure to come."By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthPublic healthWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaMalihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e7237eb7d3e43b8bbed1d40058336ffMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:50:02 GMTCuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59ff4b21f89d4d799a30dea556df5587HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59ff4b21f89d4d799a30dea556df5587Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:11:12 GMTFrench power company to pay $772M in bribery casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/827cc692e3b3415dbe6879e8af01fb5eWASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.By ERIC TUCKERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate crimeCrimeCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/827cc692e3b3415dbe6879e8af01fb5eMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:50 GMTImmigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de80ac1311c44b8b829e066adcf972a0PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesArizonaPhoenixNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de80ac1311c44b8b829e066adcf972a0Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:54 GMTObama signs New York state disaster declarationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7536945c6cd8427584c33832fb7f232bWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal government pay to clean up and rebuild after a last month's blockbuster storm that dumped more than 7 feet of snow across the region.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeatherEmergency managementWinter weatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7536945c6cd8427584c33832fb7f232bMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:00 GMTProsecutor: No terror link in France car rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97999154cfb44b689701e4e618512f2dPARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.iGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceParisBurundiWestern EuropeEuropeEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97999154cfb44b689701e4e618512f2dMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:09:41 GMTMayor meets with family of slain NYPD officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa46a6db2ce449a79ff1d8355cc8d157NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the family of Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death in a squad car this weekend with his partner.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa46a6db2ce449a79ff1d8355cc8d157Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:12 GMTAdam Scott picks Mike Kerr to be new caddiehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3687c1a6f292456181117a568ebd2622GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3687c1a6f292456181117a568ebd2622Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:19:26 GMT2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f2bbaa928f4483c8edc7a523dc3ab7aSome of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy.By EDDIE PELLSsSportsTennisMen's snowboardingSnowboardingProfessional footballMen's sportsFootballNFL footballKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f2bbaa928f4483c8edc7a523dc3ab7aMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:13 GMTNY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8adf15ac564c21bf93dffe633b0af7ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation's largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New York homeowners.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba8adf15ac564c21bf93dffe633b0af7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:07:24 GMTConvict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f777a41df581475da04a95b7ab40c686PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.By JACK ELLIOTT JR.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f777a41df581475da04a95b7ab40c686Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:04:34 GMTNBA prepares for Christmas coming-out partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73f0baf4e0947889e90719618e618acNEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsHolidaysNBA FinalsMen's basketballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaProfessional basketballBasketballOccasionsLifestyleEventsOklahoma CityNew York CityFloridaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f73f0baf4e0947889e90719618e618acMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:44:17 GMTFAA, industry launch drone safety campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61bd5fcb858c4cfea25f72b38420fcf1WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyDrone aircraftTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61bd5fcb858c4cfea25f72b38420fcf1Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:12 GMTTribes tread carefully into marijuana discussionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d060e43498d34a718ddc15586b6ccc26FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them.By FELICIA FONSECA and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d060e43498d34a718ddc15586b6ccc26Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:03:06 GMTUS stock indexes drift higher in afternoon tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f224756afdb248cdacd7081e2aacc1e4Stocks moved slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, on pace to build modestly on gains from last week. The market has closed higher over the past three trading days. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesReal estateEnergy industryLiver diseaseDiseases and conditionsHealthInfectious diseasesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f224756afdb248cdacd7081e2aacc1e4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:17:33 GMTSkiers have reservations over airbag safety systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37d3249dc4f04f2f93b1dab252e057b9VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to.By ANDREW DAMPFhtGeneral newsHealthSportsAlpine skiingWomen's skiingMen's skiingSkiingAthlete injuriesSports sponsorshipWomen's sportsMen's sportsAthlete healthAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologySports businessItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37d3249dc4f04f2f93b1dab252e057b9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:23:17 GMTCuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detentehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/080f4d956ff945ad81030cdee0158a51HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/080f4d956ff945ad81030cdee0158a51Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:15:03 GMTIt's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce152a69b3b34b50bef59401dced2a4dNEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.By MAE ANDERSONfBusinessLifestyleHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsShoppingLeisure travelTravelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGift shoppingChinaUnited StatesColoradoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce152a69b3b34b50bef59401dced2a4dMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:57 GMTIt's down to the wire for online shoppinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f219a0a1618640bb8afc004033c01c5eATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.By MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleHiring and recruitmentHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingSeasonal jobsGift shoppingPersonnelInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyOccasionsShoppingCareersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f219a0a1618640bb8afc004033c01c5eMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:55:26 GMTOfficials: 22 indicted in multistate dog-fighting ringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46459f59c1b641dd978a0609f25dceb9BALTIMORE (AP) — After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsIndictmentsCrimeMammalsAnimalsLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46459f59c1b641dd978a0609f25dceb9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:55 GMTThe ins and outs of the playoff raceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b90b431d0ee42b9816dfb3b193cbce7With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.By BARRY WILNERsSportsNFL PlayoffsEventsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b90b431d0ee42b9816dfb3b193cbce7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:35:57 GMTHernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0fa90f75cc4fde914c2b06e05b1916FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsBostonFall RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc0fa90f75cc4fde914c2b06e05b1916Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:44:13 GMTGoing it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd633eebdcd41798ccaf66f88478c7eHONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsEconomyLegislatureClimateInternational relationsImmigrationBusinessUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironment and natureSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesCubaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd633eebdcd41798ccaf66f88478c7eMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:43 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeighhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0666418a6e3447b7a090c2da6fe8825dBOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonOklahoma CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0666418a6e3447b7a090c2da6fe8825dMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:43:13 GMT48 extra days in rape case probation violationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d97da25f47dc4c5fa5e0a80b144f7885STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down a 2-month sentence for a probation violation by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players.aGeneral newsViolent crimeHigh school footballHigh school sportsFootballLegal proceedingsCrimeSportsLaw and orderCoachingPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimes against childrenEventsSteubenvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d97da25f47dc4c5fa5e0a80b144f7885Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:21 GMTJudge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e3d0045f184d26adcbb224856b6946WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.By SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyGovernment programsBorder securityConstitutionsNational courtsPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e3d0045f184d26adcbb224856b6946Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:34 GMTHow Obama used his executive powers in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99c72e53e6834fafbc8af21af291731fHONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationInternational relationsImmigrationEducationSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99c72e53e6834fafbc8af21af291731fMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:47:11 GMTRussia bails out bank following ruble slidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d316afbf2fc405a97c96cc96032a4a9MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d316afbf2fc405a97c96cc96032a4a9Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:16:23 GMTExpress Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ace1bee89dbd42c5bccdcddc348a4de3The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for the liver-destroying virus.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsLiver diseaseDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ace1bee89dbd42c5bccdcddc348a4de3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:34 GMTPhil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contracthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7e8841124944842b78e9dd98394f2cfMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7e8841124944842b78e9dd98394f2cfMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:58:33 GMTAppeals court nixes NC abortion ultrasound lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ceaba35e844b639cba85249230d76fRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman, even if she refuses to look or listen.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDiagnostic testsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthNorth CarolinaRichmondUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ceaba35e844b639cba85249230d76fMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:15 GMTFlorida State's Fisher relieved after Winston rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f44842db9844d6096a0f17f2f7b5595TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f44842db9844d6096a0f17f2f7b5595Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:02 GMTMichigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years agohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15292c187c34edf9425f8746c32dde7TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderToledoOhioMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15292c187c34edf9425f8746c32dde7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:15 GMTTop business stories of 2014: US grows, world slowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0927fe04b3940789697f78d266dbd28NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and a rising stock market has Americans feeling richer and spending a bit more.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessPricesEconomyLabor economyFinancial crisisConsumer electronicsRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyOwnership changesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsInformation technologyMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0927fe04b3940789697f78d266dbd28Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:49:52 GMTAl-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b2d46f5ac642c7805911d17532e849CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile between the two countries over the Gulf nation's support for Islamists.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsInternational relationsTV newsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionEgyptMiddle EastQatarDohaSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b2d46f5ac642c7805911d17532e849Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:19:44 GMTEx-chief says video rants meant to snare threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d70207121842eea3efcbe5b045042dA former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsState governmentsTerrorismGun politicsIntelligence agenciesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d70207121842eea3efcbe5b045042dMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:32 GMTAP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fc38afb8cca4d0cb6b842f0cab67bd4NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegislaturePublic opinionAfrican-AmericansDisease outbreaksNational courtsGovernment and politicsVeteransEventsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSocial affairsPublic healthNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesUkraineMalaysiaWest AfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fc38afb8cca4d0cb6b842f0cab67bd4Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:10:53 GMTPalestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce597be2ae544d628c3c8a44b9d5bad3JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday, saying the rift between rival Palestinian factions is deterring foreign governments from sending aid.By TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce597be2ae544d628c3c8a44b9d5bad3Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:54:46 GMTTripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trusthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0fc8852e78a40d49d22d928055175b8MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer affairsConsumer protection and advocacyMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0fc8852e78a40d49d22d928055175b8Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:09:07 GMTAgent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80698bf3d3cf4b8598f6853e547ddd81LONDON (AP) — Agent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthLung diseaseUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80698bf3d3cf4b8598f6853e547ddd81Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:12:34 GMTSpain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce6ae4243d549e0a1b739f1e8775fc2MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago.By ALAN CLENDENNINGiGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessMadridSpainPalmaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce6ae4243d549e0a1b739f1e8775fc2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:41 GMTAl-Jazeera Egypt channel shuts downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8518bbaad8f24f50992ac5db8045077aCAIRO (AP) — The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the center of tensions between Egypt and Qatar.iGeneral newsEgyptQatarMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8518bbaad8f24f50992ac5db8045077aMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:46:20 GMTTruck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28b25ef69ea4d39a48f006287db4566GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said.By PAUL KELBIE and GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e28b25ef69ea4d39a48f006287db4566Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:12 GMTMayor meets with families of slain NYPD officershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99722a8aa747e791f9e3a520036be2NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has met with the families of the two officers shot to death in a squad car this weekend.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad99722a8aa747e791f9e3a520036be2Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:12:04 GMTNY mayor: No protests until after officer funeralshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4cad9085e3c45b2b5eaf86d86e481deNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protests and political debate over police tactics should be halted until the funerals are held for two officer shot and killed inside their patrol car.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical activismMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial mediaSuicidesViolent crimePoliceCrimeState governmentsEventsOnline mediaMediaLaw enforcement agenciesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4cad9085e3c45b2b5eaf86d86e481deMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:10 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5269a794ede4bd482f0ad730d67ea92NEW YORK (AP) — NYC mayor: Halt protests, political debate until after funerals for 2 slain officers.aGeneral newsPolitical activismFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestCampaignsElectionsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5269a794ede4bd482f0ad730d67ea92Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:00:29 GMTBMW expands US air bag recall nationwidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3f55cf4d67e4d89ab4247f9754546abNEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3f55cf4d67e4d89ab4247f9754546abMon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:24 GMTLoose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2856d8b3b278405194d57e6c5103bc7aMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have given up trying to capture a bear that was running through a Phoenix suburb much of Monday morning.aOdditiesScienceBearsAnimalsMammalsMesaPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2856d8b3b278405194d57e6c5103bc7aMon, 22 Dec 2014 19:09:18 GMT