FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Nov 2014 08:09:42 -0800Foxwoods Resort postpones Bill Cosby appearance YORK (AP) — Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby's concert appearance that was scheduled for January.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 24 Nov 2014 15:41:03 GMTBoston man still in hospital after naked fall (AP) — A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man.tTravelLifestyleCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:24:43 GMTTanzania: Maasai group looks likely to keep land, Kenya (AP) — A Maasai community near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be able to keep its traditional homeland after the country's president said on Twitter that the government would not take their land.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsTanzaniaKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 15:46:20 GMTVermont resorts make big snowmaking upgrades, Vt. (AP) — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to an energy-efficiency program that helped resorts swap older model snow guns for nearly 2,300 new energy-efficient ones.LISA RATHKEtTravelLifestyleMountainsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureVermontMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:35:39 GMTUnited Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.STEPHEN SINGERaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:41:19 GMTAutomakers aim to drive away car computer hackers ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesIndustrial products and services, 24 Nov 2014 15:04:43 GMTPit bull owners, dogs show support for ban's end, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of pit bull owners paraded with their dogs in Pawtucket (paw-TUCK'-et), Rhode Island, to celebrate their legal victory that overturned its decade-long ban on pit bills.aGeneral newsDogsParadesMammalsAnimalsRecreation and leisureLifestylePawtucketRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:29:23 GMTIndustry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think (AP) — In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?THOMAS PEIPERTaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleSports businessCustomer statisticsOutdoor recreationConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRecreation and leisureSportsCorporate newsColoradoVailUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:26:22 GMTHoliday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey' you're prepping a hearty, warm Thanksgiving meal or getting ready to shop until you drop on Black Friday, here's a list of holidays albums reviews set to get you in the right mood.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentHolidaysCelebrityVisual artsOccasionsLifestyleOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisurePerforming artsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:34:39 GMTRio Olympic mascot is a yellow cat-like figure DE JANEIRO (AP) — A bright yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.STEPHEN WADEsSportsCatsParalympic GamesMammalsAnimalsEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:39 GMTJudge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial YORK (AP) — A suspect's confession to choking a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979 may be used at his murder trial, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use what appears to be their key evidence in one of the nation's most notorious missing children's cases.COLLEEN LONGJENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:39:05 GMTAfghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians, Afghanistan (AP) — Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country's deadliest insurgent attack this year rose to at least 50.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsVolleyballVolleyball gamesPoliceTerrorismSportsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:50:17 GMTIraqi officials: Baghdad bombing kills 9 people (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb near a crowded Baghdad marketplace has killed 9 people and wounded 20.VIVIAN SALAMASAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:11 GMTAP Sources: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.JULIE PACEROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsPolitical resignationsMilitary leadershipForeign policyInternational relationsNational securityCabinetsMilitary and defenseGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 15:34:25 GMTIraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province (AP) — Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces have recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State militants after fierce clashes, officials said Monday.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:54 GMTMan pleads not guilty in Indianapolis teen's death (AP) — An ex-convict has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:51:27 GMTFire damages 750-year-old oak tree in Poland, Poland (AP) — A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.iGeneral newsArsonFiresDeciduous treesTreesPlantsCrimeAccidents and disastersPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:15:04 GMTUS stocks open slightly higher; Indexes at records YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market opened with small gains on Monday, keeping major indexes at record levels. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:03:52 GMTStocks rise, boosted by Asia, German news stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsBusiness confidenceFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 24 Nov 2014 14:40:31 GMTBiographical information on Chuck Hagel — Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:24:53 GMTAP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary (AP) — A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:22 GMTGoogle settles with ex-banker over online abuse (AP) — Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTechnology law and ethicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTechnology issuesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:46:58 GMTProbe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegislationCriminal investigationsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:04:54 GMTUncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand he be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.DAVID A. LIEBANDALE GROSSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:32 GMTUtah ski industry gets jump start from Vail LAKE CITY (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders traveling to Utah this winter will find the same jagged mounting peaks looming just east of Salt Lake City and many familiar trails at the state's 15 resorts. But they may also notice a few signs of the significant changes that occurred in the offseason.BRADY McCOMBStTravelLifestyleSkiingMountainsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsEnvironment and natureUtahSalt Lake CityPark CityUnited StatesVailColoradoNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:39:36 GMTPope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit, France (AP) — Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as joblessness and immigration.iGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 14:36:34 GMTAuction house: 'Bunny' Mellon's objects fetch $218M YORK (AP) — Sotheby's auction house says its multi-day sales of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's furnishings, art, jewelry and other objects totaled $218 million.aArts and entertainmentGeneral news, 24 Nov 2014 15:02:11 GMTQuestions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy (AP) — Detroit says it needs a few more weeks before it's ready to officially get out of bankruptcy.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:46:04 GMTAP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday (AP) — AP Source: Defense Secretary Hagel resigning from Obama Cabinet Monday.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsCabinetsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defense, 24 Nov 2014 14:20:15 GMTDeal gives Russia greater control over Abkhazia (AP) — Russia further tightened its control over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia on Monday with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties, a move that has drawn outrage in Georgia.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsRussiaGeorgiaMoscowBlack SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:29:08 GMTIran nuclear talks to be extended until July (AP) — Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.MATTHEW LEEGEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranViennaUnited StatesIranMiddle EastAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:41:05 GMTJapan's young fret as unexpected recession hits (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsPopulation agingGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDemographicsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:58:17 GMTCalifornia bus crash kills 1 in 2nd wreck of day, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others in the vehicle's second wreck in a day, authorities said.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaFresnoReddingRed BluffUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 15:54:47 GMTChina defends land reclamation in South China Sea (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsEnvironmental conservation and preservationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentChinaSouth China SeaBeijingEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:50:44 GMTFilipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed at least five Abu Sayyaf gunmen and seized their camp in a clash in an ongoing offensive in the south, a military spokeswoman said Monday.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 15:14:30 GMTBuffalo residents ready melt, possible evacuations, N.Y. (AP) — People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWeatherEvacuationsFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:13 GMTFloods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Days of unusually heavy rain pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 15:58:07 GMTRomania appoints diplomat as foreign minister, Romania (AP) — Romania has named a respected diplomat as foreign minister after two ministers resigned over criticism about the way voting was organized for Romanians abroad in a recent election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsInternational relationsDiplomacyRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:48:32 GMTSpanish police arrest 4 priests in pedophile case (AP) — Four priests were arrested Monday on suspicion of child sex abuse in a case which Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Pope Francis has taken a special interest in uncovering.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsChristianityArrestsCriminal investigationsReligionSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderReligious issuesSocial issuesSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:46 GMTSebastien Loeb to compete in Monte Carlo Rally (AP) — Nine-time rally world champion Sebastien Loeb will compete in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally in January.sSportsAutomobile racingFranceMonte CarloWestern EuropeEuropeMonaco, 24 Nov 2014 15:06:42 GMTHong Kong to clear more protest barricades KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said they will remove some barricades Tuesday from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPublic opinionDemocracyPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Nov 2014 14:54:34 GMTCongo: Amnesty says Belgian firm evicted hundreds, Congo (AP) — A Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsKinshasaDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 15:24:03 GMTAs computer hackers dissect cars, automakers react ANGELES (AP) — Where consumers see an advantage in cars that connect to the Internet for entertainment or use computers to parallel park, hackers see an opportunity.JUSTIN PRITCHARDhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHackingTechnology issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 24 Nov 2014 14:19:48 GMTJohnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseball, 24 Nov 2014 15:10:20 GMTSwiss museum accepts priceless Gurlitt art trove (AP) — A Swiss museum agreed Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, saying it will work closely with Germany to make sure that any pieces looted by the Nazis are returned to their Jewish owners.KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanySwitzerlandBernMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:32:26 GMTErdogan: women are not equal to men, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.iGeneral newsGender issuesConstitutionsPolitical activismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 15:55:57 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East soared in Jerusalem this week after a grisly attack on a synagogue, an Egyptian doctor was acquitted in the country's first female genital mutilation trial, and Lebanese demanded the release of family members captured by militants.The Associated PressaGeneral newsArt photographyFormula OneVisual artsArts and entertainmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesAutomobile racingSportsJerusalemEgyptMiddle EastIsraelNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Nov 2014 15:18:34 GMTECB official calls for gov't action to help growth, Germany (AP) — A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting council has said monetary policy cannot boost long-term growth and called for reforms by governments to make the weak economy more investment-friendly.DAVID McHUGHfBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 24 Nov 2014 14:28:34 GMTIsrael leader vows to pass nationality law (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it.PETER ENAViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 24 Nov 2014 15:46:29 GMTSpain's Juan Goytisolo win Cervantes letters prize (AP) — Popular Spanish author Juan Goytisolo has won the 2014 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Nov 2014 14:24:38 GMT