FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Nov 2014 12:59:16 -0800Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists, Iran (AP) — Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extremists, including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerrorismWar and unrestIranMiddle EastIraq, 23 Nov 2014 18:38:53 GMTAP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.JOHN ROGERSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:02:11 GMTRhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced (AP) — The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October.wGeneral newsEducation costsEducationSocial affairs, 23 Nov 2014 20:25:14 GMTRelatives question honor for civil rights workers, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:51 GMTFrance captain under fire after David Cup loss, France (AP) — The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupMen's sportsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthFranceLilleSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:22 GMTIran releases British-Iranian woman on bail, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail on Sunday, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.iGeneral newsMen's volleyballWomen's sportsLegal proceedingsVolleyball gamesVolleyballSportsMen's sportsLaw and orderTehranIranUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 18:48:10 GMTStacy Lewis sweeps 3 biggest LPGA awards, Fla. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsNaplesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:20:20 GMTEvacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherEvacuationsFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:18 GMTIsraeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.JOSEF FEDERMANARON HELLERiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislationWar and unrestNational governmentsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 19:38:33 GMTUConn rebounds from loss with 96-60 over Creighton, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds on Sunday, as top-ranked UConn bounced back from its first loss in 48 games with a 96-60 rout of Creighton.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sports, 23 Nov 2014 20:32:04 GMTRoger Federer's Switzerland wins Davis Cup final, France (AP) — Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:06:52 GMTBills have faced obstacles, but familiar with Jets (AP) — Buffalo coach Doug Marrone outlined some of the obstacles his team was facing while trying to prepare for its next game, which was moved to Detroit because of all the snow in western New York.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:12:17 GMTMarion Barry remembered for love of DC Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsObituariesLocal governmentsDistrict of ColumbiaSouth CarolinaBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 23 Nov 2014 18:35:03 GMTBoy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer (AP) — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.aGeneral newsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:44:34 GMTIggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs this the American Music Awards or the Australian Music Awards?MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAmerican Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 23 Nov 2014 18:53:08 GMTButton's F1 future unclear after difficult season DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Jenson Button's future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 19:24:55 GMTEvacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts, Portugal (AP) — The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureCape VerdePortugalWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 20:10:39 GMTMother who shot children dies from her injuries, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself died Sunday from her injuries, state police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Nov 2014 20:07:18 GMTKenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTransportationWar and unrestTerrorismKenyaNairobiSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 18:05:03 GMT'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:34:16 GMTUS tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension (AP) — The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyViennaIranUnited StatesGermanyAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:22:43 GMTFerguson tense ahead of grand jury decision, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.JOHN O'CONNORJIM SALTERaGeneral newsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:46:28 GMTPutin says he won't be Russia's president for life (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:18:01 GMTTunisians hold landmark presidential election, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZASAM KIMBALLiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsPolitical and civil unrestTerrorismWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:06 GMTHunter dies after accidentally shooting himself WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey goose hunter who was out with his father died after he accidentally shot himself in the head and neck.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:30:12 GMTMan ID'd who lit house on fire, ambushed officers, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsArsonFiresAccidents and disastersCrimeViolent crimeTallahasseeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:05:01 GMTPope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.PIETRO DE CRISTOFAROiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:43:49 GMTAnxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decision, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently needed more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.DAVID A. LIEBANDALE GROSSaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:38:15 GMTCardinals' Larry Fitzgerald out, ending streak (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was inactive for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, ending his streak of consecutive starts at 110.sSportsProfessional footballFootballSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 19:51:10 GMTObama expresses sadness at death of Marion Barry, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing his sadness over the death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry.BY DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:16:15 GMTDiplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension (AP) — A senior American official says the U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their Monday deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaViennaGermanyAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 19:39:10 GMTTunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZASAM KIMBALLiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsTerrorismNational electionsWar and unrestVotingTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 20:33:31 GMTUS looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDisease outbreaksPublic healthInfectious diseasesEpidemicsDiseases and conditionsLegislatureGeneral newsLung diseaseUnited StatesGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneWest AfricaUgandaSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAfricaEast AfricaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:25:11 GMTObama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:34:57 GMTSchumacher making progress but faces long recovery (AP) — Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 23 Nov 2014 20:05:38 GMTJoey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.aGeneral newsOdditiesCompetitive eatingSports, 23 Nov 2014 20:49:01 GMTPressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.TIM DAHLBERGiGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 17:27:13 GMTFormer DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78 (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.BEN NUCKOLSBRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical movementsLegislatureDrug-related crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesDistrict of ColumbiaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 23 Nov 2014 20:22:29 GMTBurkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet, Burkina Faso (AP) — Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key Cabinet posts to the military.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 20:37:24 GMTNo. 1 Florida State faces another test in Florida, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State is not as dominant as the 2013 Seminoles that swarmed opponents en route to a national championship. Ten games have proven the 2014 roster is unlikely to mimic that record-breaking level of play, but these 'Noles have pushed through new tests almost on a weekly basis.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 19:04:02 GMTVatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest (AP) — Legal documents show an American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed man committed other acts of sexual abuse.aGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesReligious issues, 23 Nov 2014 18:01:31 GMTObama defends moves on immigration, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislationTV newsLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaTelevisionUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 18:07:50 GMTNigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack, Nigeria (AP) — An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.HARUNA UMARCHIKA ODUAHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:40 GMTSudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said Sunday that the Sudanese government has asked it to prepare plans to exit the country, amid tension between Khartoum and the mission over an investigation into allegations of mass rape.iGeneral newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseEgyptSudanNorth AfricaKhartoumMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 17:12:21 GMTFlorida State starter in library during shooting, Fla. (AP) — Florida State starting defensive lineman Derrick Mitchell Jr. was in the school library Thursday when a 2005 graduate shot and wounded three people before being killed by police. He played in a football game a little more than 48 hours later.KAREEM COPELANDsSportsLibrariesCollege footballEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsFootballViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:19:29 GMT6 new Catholic saints at a glance CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.The Associated PressiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 18:03:05 GMTMcIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSydneyUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiAustraliaOceaniaMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 20:13:01 GMTSuicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.RAHIM FAIEZLYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational agreementsAccidents and disastersVolleyball gamesVolleyballTerrorismInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSportsAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:26:36 GMTFort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentMilitary facilitiesArmed forcesEnergy and the environmentForestsPersonnelMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryMaterials industryIndustrial products and servicesNatural resource managementLand environmentNew YorkWatertownUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 17:10:38 GMTTimeline of events after death of Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.The Associated PressaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestProfessional footballFootballSportsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 20:43:00 GMT