FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Nov 2014 12:45:57 -0800US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia (AP) — Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center on the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.BEN FOXaGeneral newsCubaSlovakiaUnited StatesGeorgiaYemenCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 20 Nov 2014 19:58:11 GMTEx-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades.JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsCorporate crimeExplosionsCrimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCorporate newsCorporate legal affairsAccidentsBeckleyWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:07:09 GMTUS stocks edge higher in afternoon trading stocks edged higher in afternoon trading Thursday, on track to rebound from losses a day before. Positive data on U.S. home sales, weekly applications for unemployment benefits and U.S. manufacturing helped lift the stock indexes. Investors also cheered strong earnings from several retailers.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome salesEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsReal estateCommodity marketsPricesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:26:51 GMTDefying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation (AP) — Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislatureImmigrationLegislationImpeachmentsPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:29:31 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:29:27 GMTSoaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationLegislature hearingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentHealth care industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:12:07 GMTMysterious sculpture recovered from River Seine (AP) — French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries.THOMAS ADAMSONiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Nov 2014 20:02:43 GMTJohnson believes Harvick was correct winner, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson believes the right driver won NASCAR's championship, and that a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:09:25 GMTJournal indicates FSU shooter suspected government, Fla. (AP) — Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University's library believed the government had targeted him.GARY FINEOUTBRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLibrariesEducationSocial affairsFloridaTallahasseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasNew Mexico, 20 Nov 2014 20:24:11 GMTPutting Oscar on the block ANGELES (AP) — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsCelebrityEventsAward showsMovie awards, 20 Nov 2014 20:14:27 GMTTribes work to create sex-offender registries, Ariz. (AP) — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way to meeting the legal requirements meant to keep convicted criminals from hiding out on tribal lands, a new report shows.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsNative AmericansTribal governmentsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:19:32 GMTCuomo: 'Impractical' for Bills to play Jets Sunday, N.Y. (AP) — A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their home game against the New York Jets on Sunday.JOHN WAWROWaGovernment and politicsSportsWinter weatherState governmentsStormsDriving laws and regulationsProfessional footballFootballWeatherGeneral newsGovernment regulationsNew YorkBuffaloPhiladelphiaLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:50 GMTDeal divides billions in closed nuke plant's costs ANGELES (AP) — Consumers will get refunds and credits of about $1.4 billion, but also pay about $3.3 billion, under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.aBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industrySan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:07:37 GMTProsecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3 (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in Cleveland has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in 1975.MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:54:20 GMTPolls: Employers still prioritize health coverage squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.TOM MURPHYJENNIFER AGIESTAaBusinessGeneral newsAccess to health careEmployee benefitsWages and salariesPersonnelHealth care reformHealth issuesHealthFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHealth care policyGovernment policy, 20 Nov 2014 20:34:45 GMTArgentina bill would oust foreign lawbreakers AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has passed a bill to expel foreigners caught breaking the law.iGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 19:50:32 GMTMaster of all mediums Mike Nichols dead at 82 YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with sparkling intelligence.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsObituariesPerforming artsEventsAward showsNew YorkIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:18:54 GMTPG&E fined over alleged secret dealings FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a gas rate increase because of backroom negotiations between the utility and regulators.BY SUDHIN THANAWALAaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:34:36 GMTCombat aviation unit deactivated at Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP) — The Army says a 2,400-soldier combat aviation unit that recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan will be deactivated at Fort Campbell and its members sent elsewhere, as overseas wars wind down and the military continues to reorganize and downsize.BRETT BARROUQUEREaGeneral newsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:17 GMTRoofs collapse under Buffalo snow, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherState governmentsGovernment and politicsNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:39:05 GMTMexico City braces for large demonstrations CITY (AP) — Mexico City is bracing for demonstrations as caravans of students and family members of 43 missing college students converge on the capital after several days crisscrossing the country.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 20:31:39 GMTHighlights from Mike Nichols' multi-genre career Nichols, who died Wednesday night at the age of 83, spread his talents across five entertainment mediums, winning awards in many. Here are some of them:The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityTony AwardsAcademy AwardsObituariesEventsPerforming artsAward showsMovie awards, 20 Nov 2014 20:29:52 GMTOops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsHealth care policyGovernment policy, 20 Nov 2014 20:36:05 GMTEx-NHL player Hedican easing life for club teams YORK (AP) — Logistics are tough enough for the professionals, a daily struggle to get everyone and everything in line, whether you are the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings or the rest of the NHL teams.IRA PODELLhtSportsTechnologyAdult recreational sports leaguesHockeyProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsVancouverBritish ColumbiaCanadaNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:32:52 GMTManfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsDomestic violenceGovernment programsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFamily issuesSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesGovernment and politicsKansas CityArizonaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:33:32 GMTResearcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceSmall businessMedical researchObituariesDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesSwitzerlandMontanaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:35:52 GMTOhio House votes to shield execution drugmaker, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill shielding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislationCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:06:45 GMTSlain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister's boyfriend.ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHondurasCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 19:52:22 GMTSt. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:41:58 GMTRio merchandise sales aim to reach $400 million DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of licensing for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro says merchandise sales could reach 1 billion reals ($400 million).STEPHEN WADEsSportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Nov 2014 19:38:30 GMTColombian admits importing tons of coke into US YORK (AP) — A Colombian described by authorities as one of the biggest cocaine dealers in history pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug trafficking charge, admitting that he imported hundreds of tons of cocaine into the United States.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeSmugglingLaw and orderColombiaUnited StatesManhattanBrooklynNew York CitySouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaNew York, 20 Nov 2014 20:11:40 GMTMayor claims progress reforming troubled NYC jails YORK (AP) — The mayor says improving conditions on New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex will require deep-seated cultural change.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsCulturesMunicipal governmentsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:07:23 GMT21 Indian reservations joining buyback program, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion effort to consolidate tribal lands owned by multiple individuals.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessGovernment programsTribal governmentsNative AmericansBillingsMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:33:29 GMTCountry of origin label for meat cuts endangered (AP) — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInternational tradeEconomyCanadaMexicoUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMissouri, 20 Nov 2014 20:00:01 GMTFired guards charged with cuffing inmate to shower (AP) — Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNew CastlePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:50:57 GMTNOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014 (AP) — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of year.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsRecord setting eventsClimateWeather patternsOceansEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureAtmospheric scienceEarth scienceEnvironmentUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:38:16 GMTTribes work to create sex offender registers, Ariz. (AP) — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex offender registries are well on their way to meeting the legal requirements meant to keep convicted criminals from hiding out on tribal lands, a new report shows.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsNative AmericansCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:00:43 GMTSentencing delayed for terror supporter in Florida (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in an FBI sting in which an undercover operative posed as a financing middleman in Internet chats.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:13:43 GMTStenhouse crew chief fined $50,000 by NASCAR, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined crew chief Mike Kelley $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s car during pre-qualifying inspection at Homestead-Miami Speedway.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:50:41 GMTEgypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Nov 2014 19:28:39 GMT100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She had never been to the beach, until recently.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsOceansEnvironment and natureAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 20:08:10 GMTFounder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.iGeneral newsObituariesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBrazilLublinSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Nov 2014 20:29:20 GMTCrew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceSportsGlaciersEnvironment and natureWashingtonEverettColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:43:49 GMTArrest made after woman raped, burned in Kansas, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the rape and severe burning of a woman who was found in park near the Wichita State University campus in Kansas, police said Thursday.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:43:15 GMTCBS news chairman stepping down YORK (AP) — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager says he is leaving that role after four years to go back to his former full-time job as top producer at "60 Minutes."eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 20 Nov 2014 19:48:14 GMTNew enforcement focus in Obama's immigration plan (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals — and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsImmigrationNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Nov 2014 19:49:57 GMTTips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz YORK (AP) — Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessPersonal financeHolidaysOnline shoppingHoliday shoppingShoppingPersonal spendingOccasionsLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 20 Nov 2014 19:48:14 GMTVick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game.EDDIE PELLSsSportsHigh school sportsProfessional footballFootball, 20 Nov 2014 19:34:27 GMTMobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015.BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessTechnologyComputer componentsInformation technologyIndustriesConsumer products and servicesComputing and information technology, 20 Nov 2014 20:31:14 GMTFIFA to review World Cup corruption report (AP) — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSports governanceInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsSoccerEventsMen's sportsSwitzerlandMoroccoRussiaQatarWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeMiddle East, 20 Nov 2014 20:38:56 GMT