FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 07 Dec 2016 04:24:32 -08:00Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote, 07 Dec 2016 11:05:44 GMTACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of democracy on the continent. arrest man over threats to UK Brexit lawsuit claimant, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:04 GMTLONDON (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of sending online threats to the lead claimant in Britain's Brexit court case, police said Wednesday, as the high-stakes legal drama continued at the Supreme Court.' Assange releases statement he gave prosecutors, 07 Dec 2016 12:12:22 GMTLONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released his statement to prosecutors in which he asserts he is innocent of committing sex crimes while visiting Sweden six years ago. fines 3 banks $520 million over market rigging, 07 Dec 2016 10:02:25 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have fined banks JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates. leaves anti-corruption group that criticized it, 07 Dec 2016 10:01:26 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it is pulling out of an international initiative to promote transparency and fight corruption because of the group's unfair criticism of the country. man's controversial 'Zombie Nativity' vandalized, 07 Dec 2016 12:11:13 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard. Norway, teenager confesses to stabbing boy and teacher, 07 Dec 2016 10:28:24 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway say a teenager has confessed to stabbing both a student and a kindergarten teacher walking her dog., China Mobile announce development partnership, 07 Dec 2016 10:57:45 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the country's biggest phone carrier, China Mobile, announced a partnership Wednesday to develop internet-related services as web users migrate to mobile devices. chief urges West to keep pressuring Russia over Ukraine, 07 Dec 2016 11:19:01 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.'Mannequin challenge' video leads to arrests in Alabama, 07 Dec 2016 10:27:13 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana. premier tells Gulf she's 'clear-eyed' on Iran threat, 07 Dec 2016 10:53:55 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told Gulf leaders meeting in Bahrain that she's "clear-eyed" on the threat posed by Iran. arrests 3 in connection with June police killings, 07 Dec 2016 11:47:59 GMTPARIS (AP) — French police have arrested three men in connection with the killing of two police officials earlier this year by an extremist claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group. Latest: Syria: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport, 07 Dec 2016 10:44:02 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): to hold early vote after corruption allegations, 07 Dec 2016 11:59:40 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining NATO and the European Union. rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppo, 07 Dec 2016 10:10:11 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops and allied militiamen seized more ground in Aleppo's ancient quarters on Wednesday, further widening their control over an enclave in the divided city that has been in rebel hands since 2012, Syria's state media and an opposition monitoring group said. Latest: Hospital in Indonesia quake zone overwhelmed, 07 Dec 2016 10:06:03 GMTMEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):'s national carrier says one of its planes missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board, 07 Dec 2016 12:13:43 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board. director clarifies 'Last Tango' butter rape scene, 07 Dec 2016 11:34:11 GMTROME (AP) — Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris." party backs tougher rules on dual citizens in Germany, 07 Dec 2016 12:04:29 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party voted Wednesday in favor of scrapping rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens, a call that was opposed by party leaders and met with a swift rebuke from its partners in government. fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600 pct in UK, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppo, 07 Dec 2016 10:47:12 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppo. to review UK marine's conviction for Taliban murder, 07 Dec 2016 11:04:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — A court will review a British Royal Marine's murder conviction for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Things to Know for Today, 07 Dec 2016 10:47:04 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured, 07 Dec 2016 10:13:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. fines 3 banks $520 million over rate market rigging, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:51 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates. agency says Iran no longer in violation of nuclear deal, 07 Dec 2016 11:51:00 GMTVIENNA (AP) — A U.N. agency says Iran is no longer in violation of its nuclear agreement with six world powers because it has reduced its store of heavy water. Merkel's party backs tougher rules on dual citizens, 07 Dec 2016 10:04:50 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Delegates from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party have voted in favor of scrapping rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens. antitrust regulators fine 3 banks a combined $520 million for rigging interest rate market, 07 Dec 2016 10:01:07 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — EU antitrust regulators fine 3 banks a combined $520 million for rigging interest rate market. moves to change its currency unit back to the toman, 07 Dec 2016 12:05:16 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says that President Hassan Rouhani's administration is proposing changing the name and denomination of the country's currency. Post names founder Ariana Huffington's successor, 07 Dec 2016 11:32:25 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post has tapped New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen to succeed founder Ariana Huffington as its editor-in-chief. church shooting suspect's trial set to begin, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:38 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury. arrests 3 over Syria recruiting, terror charges, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:19 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have arrested three of eight people they picked up earlier this week during anti-terror raids centering on the recruitment of people to fight in Syria. judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount, 07 Dec 2016 12:14:44 GMTDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots. rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:02 GMTMEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit, 07 Dec 2016 10:52:19 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the U.S. to score diplomatic points, amid Chinese rancor over an unprecedented phone call between Tsai and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Latest: Syrian rebels in Aleppo propose 5-day cease-fire, 07 Dec 2016 11:25:56 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): Clinton's loss, Washington groups seek new missions, 07 Dec 2016 12:06:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — They're at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but two Washington groups that had been focused squarely on Hillary Clinton now have something in common: preserving their very existence. suspect in police shooting is jailed for 4 weeks, 07 Dec 2016 09:55:28 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 26 year-old Danish man was jailed Wednesday for four weeks on suspicion of shooting a Danish policeman in the head outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen. Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:53 GMTBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years. to move to new 67-story tower on Manhattan's west side, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:36 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is moving its headquarters to a 67-story office tower under construction on Manhattan's west side. mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later, 07 Dec 2016 10:51:12 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. finds Afghans more pessimistic on security, future, 07 Dec 2016 11:47:27 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are increasingly uncertain about their future, less confident in their government and more pessimistic than before on issues such as security, corruption, and rising unemployment, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Beckham, 11, releases debut holiday song for charity, 07 Dec 2016 10:21:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Another Beckham has stepped into the limelight. Suspect killed after attacking deputy with oar, 07 Dec 2016 11:32:00 GMTFRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy sheriff shot and killed a suspect who authorities say beat the deputy with an oar in a lake. Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:14 GMTDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week, with many employed by the garment industry making clothing for top global brands, according to a report released Wednesday. launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul, 07 Dec 2016 12:01:05 GMTMOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants launched an overnight attack against Iraqi security forces in the southeastern part of Mosul, a day after troops advanced deeper into that part of the city, Iraq's military said Wednesday. deputy opposition leader reconciles with premier, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:26 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's deputy opposition leader, recently pardoned from going to jail for ignoring a court summons, returned to parliament Wednesday saying he and Prime Minister Hun Sen have reached a deal to help reconcile their rival parties for the sake of the country. rebels threaten to end monthslong cease-fire, 07 Dec 2016 09:52:34 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine communist rebels have warned President Rodrigo Duterte that they may be forced to end their cease-fire and resume fighting if he does not suspend the government's counterinsurgency program and withdraw troops from rebel-influenced areas. not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never', 07 Dec 2016 12:17:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it's no. migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe, 07 Dec 2016 11:09:41 GMTRABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.