FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:26:12 -0800Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dda9ca725a0a434ba1985d8f63d23b88MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthSenate electionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsElectionsLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dda9ca725a0a434ba1985d8f63d23b88Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:04:37 GMTOnly thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df32386e154e457fa4106dba54a318d5CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df32386e154e457fa4106dba54a318d5Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:31:18 GMTChina's Xi cautions Macau against foreign forceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b102e51dc742d28d407ddc06a5698aBEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaMacauBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5b102e51dc742d28d407ddc06a5698aSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:57:04 GMTFrancis names new camerlengohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d34ff05e5914d13920211bacc6ed3faVATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends.iGeneral newsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d34ff05e5914d13920211bacc6ed3faSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:04:16 GMTSony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/362c43e2916947f4a1aab916c90f3f9fLOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth KoreaEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/362c43e2916947f4a1aab916c90f3f9fSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:20:53 GMTN. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc8e03ba34a4935bd987752678c684eSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.By HYUNG-JIN KIMhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsTechnology issuesLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaPyongyangSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fc8e03ba34a4935bd987752678c684eSat, 20 Dec 2014 15:30:20 GMTSierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia missionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536a405b44094b68aa20bc7bb49bea2fFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSierra LeoneSomaliaFreetownWest AfricaAfricaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/536a405b44094b68aa20bc7bb49bea2fSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:55 GMTBig moves bring big hope for Chicago baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467f7f98a3a04d71bc293fa1fd3c4d0bCHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in.By ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467f7f98a3a04d71bc293fa1fd3c4d0bSat, 20 Dec 2014 17:24:44 GMTObama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0220f8c23f6448d93ba62adab620314TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.By BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityInternational relationsHispanicsSocial issuesSocial affairsCubaUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0220f8c23f6448d93ba62adab620314Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:57:42 GMTSoviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8f28014a7c4c2da9e53d2482081651BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.aGeneral newsLibrariesExecutive branchEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd8f28014a7c4c2da9e53d2482081651Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:48:06 GMTWHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54434cf5b7a8443bbe1772bdf314e6c7CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaConakrySierra LeoneAfricaLiberiaMalihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54434cf5b7a8443bbe1772bdf314e6c7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:20:06 GMTEgypt president meets Qatar envoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406eb1740d294f4c856c009bf241508bCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations.iGeneral newsEgyptQatarMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaDohaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406eb1740d294f4c856c009bf241508bSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:32:24 GMTPolice: Man in elf costume charged with DWIhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7534b385834245b8888b784b0b11fb7bRIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey.aGeneral newsArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7534b385834245b8888b784b0b11fb7bSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:11 GMTFalling oil prices worry Algeriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7590233bb8634194af49e49ad7f04300ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.By KARIM KEBIR and PAUL SCHEMMfBusinessPricesGovernment payEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersRussiaAfricaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7590233bb8634194af49e49ad7f04300Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:36:30 GMTUS sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e225dfdc71843769e7708eb9362f0daWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesAfghanistanCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e225dfdc71843769e7708eb9362f0daSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:50:43 GMTHaggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons storeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c427e4ccb5c749519adf77e59feb1325BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWashingtonBellinghamUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c427e4ccb5c749519adf77e59feb1325Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:16:13 GMTAging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b2fbfab81064f7aa3141def07edeb59CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues.aGeneral newsAnimalsLionsAnimal healthAgingMammalsHealthSeniors' healthCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b2fbfab81064f7aa3141def07edeb59Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:21:41 GMTTexas ranchers seeking alternative incomeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02d74174abd2457e89c269e2737de416GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.By BETSY BLANEY and EMILY SCHMALLaBusinessGeneral newsAnimalsAgriculture and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesAgricultureConsumer products and servicesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeNatural resource managementTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02d74174abd2457e89c269e2737de416Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:48:26 GMTMore crime lows in NYC despite rising complaintshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e104107588ff41acbbc78d957e6290d0NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e104107588ff41acbbc78d957e6290d0Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:02:32 GMTOfficer kills teen who was attacked with machetehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ac1088b3f84e3c8a8c6aba5637f7b7WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ac1088b3f84e3c8a8c6aba5637f7b7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:39:20 GMTProtesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miamihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9568b3c71e724a5ab0e1a589014bbf44MIAMI (AP) — Anti-Castro groups gathered in a Little Havana park to protest President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba on Saturday, and an opposition leader from the island was expected to open the demonstration.By KRISTEN WYATT and CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestCubaMiamiFloridaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9568b3c71e724a5ab0e1a589014bbf44Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:03:25 GMTCrime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2b7ecdb329411e8a6581c23295c5c6NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e2b7ecdb329411e8a6581c23295c5c6Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:25:21 GMTAutopsy describes abuse by mayor before his deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37e01a22f8bf427c9595c45e5daeaa9eLOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife includes detailed allegations of domestic abuse spanning two decades.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37e01a22f8bf427c9595c45e5daeaa9eSat, 20 Dec 2014 17:54:39 GMTMadonna releases 6 songs after leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dda3ef6a7ed496fa56e5fef31494b60NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dda3ef6a7ed496fa56e5fef31494b60Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:54:01 GMTSpanish protest their nation's new security lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387d235277f048a2a2cef20d48ea054cMADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsLegislationSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387d235277f048a2a2cef20d48ea054cSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:45:46 GMTSpaniards protest their nation's proposed security lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/311caec3d94b455084da087c7a5a4418MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/311caec3d94b455084da087c7a5a4418Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:45:25 GMTCuba protests planned in Miami, but turnout unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/629d116229d74832a209f123659c0e14MIAMI (AP) — Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government.By KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCubaMiamiCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/629d116229d74832a209f123659c0e14Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:34:33 GMT5 comedy alternatives to 'The Interview'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353b00b8015d48aa9f6a06edf133321aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Jong Un isn't alone.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353b00b8015d48aa9f6a06edf133321aSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:42:41 GMTCongress finishes up, its members still grumblinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04490665e7ae4088a55e6fb20a621f0fWASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesVeteransImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPersonal loansPersonal financeStudent financesPolitical organizationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04490665e7ae4088a55e6fb20a621f0fSat, 20 Dec 2014 17:53:38 GMTCubans imprisoned in US appear before parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7508e0434a544b3b7b872d2aae9353fHAVANA (AP) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsLegislatureGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7508e0434a544b3b7b872d2aae9353fSat, 20 Dec 2014 16:51:07 GMT2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fd287ff7cda4fe6b9f0c0f5a18f0f03COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesWar and unrestSwedenDenmarkWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fd287ff7cda4fe6b9f0c0f5a18f0f03Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:36:39 GMTBurying the dead after Pakistan's school massacrehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5919819ed3b412ca2d958c97b2e3bcfPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.By RIAZ KHANiGeneral newsWar and unrestPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5919819ed3b412ca2d958c97b2e3bcfSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:19:30 GMTBombings kill 12 in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19b5c33ab7d4128a86555137645e717BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19b5c33ab7d4128a86555137645e717Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:54:46 GMTImmigrants build document trails to remain in UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc69b53652c8489b9da322a27cce1b74SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.By ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc69b53652c8489b9da322a27cce1b74Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:46:58 GMTWhy the Sony hack isn't big news in Japanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931418b1121c4f8d908d346853e80b30Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.By TOMOKO A. HOSAKAhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentHackingTechnology issuesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/931418b1121c4f8d908d346853e80b30Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:14 GMTA chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98d34c805d024a1697cf2f0691988d4dHAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and CHRISTINE ARMARIOiGeneral newsExtended familyTravel laws and regulationsRelationshipsLifestyleTravel safetyTravelGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98d34c805d024a1697cf2f0691988d4dSat, 20 Dec 2014 19:17:50 GMT2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/226c9fce04454f2a8c8877d1811caa7aSEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana and rolled on its side early Saturday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSeymourIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/226c9fce04454f2a8c8877d1811caa7aSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:57:36 GMTLouisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentuckyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c143a9e7ed3041d4a7720f617e4ac0d7BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' game at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.sSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c143a9e7ed3041d4a7720f617e4ac0d7Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:54:59 GMTDWI charges for woman who sought driving jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e797f4460fc942a0918d78fe674f4a16FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services agency.aGeneral newsJob huntingArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeCareersBusinessLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e797f4460fc942a0918d78fe674f4a16Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:51:11 GMTKurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a018deb71d44b2b0ad719ade437430BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and advancing toward the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a018deb71d44b2b0ad719ade437430Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:17:56 GMTPGA: Golfer, 103, may be oldest to record hole in onehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10c806e8bfbf4939bb3468ad9284b184SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.aGeneral newsSportsGolfSarasotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10c806e8bfbf4939bb3468ad9284b184Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:12:03 GMTRaul Castro says detente won't change Cuban systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277a963432c146a4975a24d5cfa7ebf2HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system he leads.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational relationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiamiCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/277a963432c146a4975a24d5cfa7ebf2Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:12:59 GMTProsecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbc76d4656764a559c892ee87a50e70bNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a financial fraudster used backers' money to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen before fleeing New York for South America.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbc76d4656764a559c892ee87a50e70bSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:24:06 GMTPanama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cce55f80a1d4abd8d1b7bc07e387bc2PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.By JUAN ZAMORANO and KATHIA MARTINEZiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeGovernment and politicsCrimePanamaPanama CityMedellinUnited StatesColombiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cce55f80a1d4abd8d1b7bc07e387bc2Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:09:42 GMTAfghan leader's two-man government raises concernshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a7d003542948ad9ae11c2685176789KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinetsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyMissing personsPolitical organizationsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0a7d003542948ad9ae11c2685176789Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:46:14 GMTEgypt official says nearly 10,000 detained this yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a2bdfb4af5448538bd55022b1c9ddcdCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown a senior interior ministry official said Saturday targets those attempting to curtail Egypt's development.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a2bdfb4af5448538bd55022b1c9ddcdSat, 20 Dec 2014 18:00:41 GMTJudge dismisses suit by family saved at seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27039e9d9e5c49e2bd038ed20d060fc2SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessEnvironment and natureSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27039e9d9e5c49e2bd038ed20d060fc2Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:23:57 GMTProsecutor: No charges in church disturbance deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4441946bde894ff5944f504b4bcd9f07INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't bring any charges against churchgoers in the death of an armed man they restrained when he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service.aGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4441946bde894ff5944f504b4bcd9f07Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:44:45 GMTMegabus crashes on I-65 in southern Indianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88d1352bb0704fafb2e40554cc492910SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A Megabus headed for Atlanta crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana, authorities said, and some injuries were reported.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSeymourIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88d1352bb0704fafb2e40554cc492910Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:02:51 GMTCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cdf8d8b3112448580d259d7223f7bbbCINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.By JOE KAYsSportsAneurysmsMen's basketballCollege basketballDiseases and conditionsHealthBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cdf8d8b3112448580d259d7223f7bbbSat, 20 Dec 2014 17:55:26 GMT