FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:11:20 -0800CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9857f5e16d0148c38e9ab84b7e46d4aaGENEVA (AP) — The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member, a year after Israel was voted in as a full member.By JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsSciencePhysicsPakistanSwitzerlandSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9857f5e16d0148c38e9ab84b7e46d4aaFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:50:52 GMTJames Holmes' parents plead against death penaltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e67df872a94e4dffb371faf4a2ff8de3DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDenverColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e67df872a94e4dffb371faf4a2ff8de3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:26:35 GMTCoroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California churchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43bc7e4c862247db959976a464e48f39REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43bc7e4c862247db959976a464e48f39Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:18:11 GMTHungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EUhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ab461dbaf2408e838daaa4416f7149ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary.By PABLO GORONDIiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseHungarySerbiaHelsinkiKosovoSyriaTurkeyEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle EastMediterranean SeaEastern EuropeFinlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ab461dbaf2408e838daaa4416f7149Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:05:20 GMTIndonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b742c876ec74df7bf4c81da0aadff1fTERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b742c876ec74df7bf4c81da0aadff1fFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:05:04 GMTChrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup truckshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f51b8c77444d449e9efd12ff278f6cc9DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsNorth AmericaUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f51b8c77444d449e9efd12ff278f6cc9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:05 GMTFIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup voteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34afcd1ff05040839e1b2a7df7f62842MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday.By JOHN LEICESTERiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceSoccerEventsMen's sportsMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34afcd1ff05040839e1b2a7df7f62842Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:56:47 GMTUS agriculture has big appetite for Cuba tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97443e5c2cc7496b877a9ab9832171d0MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.By STEVE KARNOWSKIfBusinessInternational tradeEconomyAgricultureIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97443e5c2cc7496b877a9ab9832171d0Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:06:46 GMTPolice: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f84a319534e4dc690b1c1cd85928dc4BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A caretaker's initial report that a 5-year-old boy was abducted from an Albany-area home before being found dead nearby hours later was false, New York police said Friday.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f84a319534e4dc690b1c1cd85928dc4Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:44:48 GMTGreek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76ebf96e34ed454aa0b7dbaa810a6028ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest twist in the bailed-out country's fraught presidential vote.By ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionElectionsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGeneral electionsNational electionsPolitical issuesCrimeGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76ebf96e34ed454aa0b7dbaa810a6028Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:07:49 GMTHope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99cafcb13ddf4485b978f33b0c5f111cHAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.By PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsAutomobilesInternational relationsLifestyleCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99cafcb13ddf4485b978f33b0c5f111cFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:46:10 GMTBlackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c90aca474d1474d8428dc7a0a0e93c2NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street. But its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c90aca474d1474d8428dc7a0a0e93c2Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:04 GMTPoll: Americans skeptical of commercial droneshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c198cb59f0044ca9f1ab71a65d988f3WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.By JOAN LOWY and JENNIFER AGIESTAhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPublic opinionDrone aircraftWildlifePersonnelSocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c198cb59f0044ca9f1ab71a65d988f3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:40:42 GMTSpanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc63355cfb134d34b72b26d53c5d7d51MADRID (AP) — Spanish police searched Friday for possible explosives at the Madrid headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolitical partiesLaw and orderCrimePolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc63355cfb134d34b72b26d53c5d7d51Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:26:09 GMTBoy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB footballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41493c487d85404a96de4f49978055d8DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance — a $1 bill — with a handwritten note of support.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballFootballCollege sportsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41493c487d85404a96de4f49978055d8Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:50:16 GMTUS stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/681a0ebaca56400d9a645c5f527887b4NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/681a0ebaca56400d9a645c5f527887b4Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:08:50 GMTEcclestone trying to revive South African GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7884901fc85411982fd278913be879cMOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSouth AfricaAfricaSochiRussiaSouthern AfricaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7884901fc85411982fd278913be879cFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:14:33 GMTBlack market kidney broker released from prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce1161968c354774be4be86cbb2b32f6TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.aGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce1161968c354774be4be86cbb2b32f6Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:42 GMT3.2 quake recorded in Oregonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb47ad58f5224b63893e4a29e8445b63SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday about 25 miles west of Salem, Oregon.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersSalemOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb47ad58f5224b63893e4a29e8445b63Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:40:38 GMTRussia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/143d5a5afc694f4f80b2836a4edbd458MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaCrimeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/143d5a5afc694f4f80b2836a4edbd458Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:27:18 GMTMistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashantihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41e4a3c6ea9a481dafc49009948afbdcNEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Ashanti could have to face being questioned by an accused stalker again after a juror's illness prompted a mistrial.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41e4a3c6ea9a481dafc49009948afbdcFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:02:51 GMTAuschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6555c29b67a4974aa12714f1c9296dfWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPolandEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6555c29b67a4974aa12714f1c9296dfFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:09 GMTTurkish court orders custody for 4 following raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d6af31858444698e3dfa149829794fISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the formal arrest of four people detained in recent raids on a newspaper and a television station affiliated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned foe, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81d6af31858444698e3dfa149829794fFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:38 GMTObama closing 2014 with year-end news conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af50b61916b34239bb242c3d4321818fWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he'll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af50b61916b34239bb242c3d4321818fFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:53:25 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf92c0bbc2e24c18bd78ab178b3c521bYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf92c0bbc2e24c18bd78ab178b3c521bFri, 19 Dec 2014 15:05:38 GMTPa. couple charged in boy's death waives hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0946f75f326b42e092a383aca7b09655HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings.aGeneral newsActs of torturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0946f75f326b42e092a383aca7b09655Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:50:35 GMTIsrael grants Palestinian permits for Christmashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca05eed4f6e045cd82aea6cb6ede6e85JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it is relaxing travel restrictions for Palestinian Christians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the Christmas holiday season.iGeneral newsHolidaysLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsOccasionsLifestyleTravelTravel safetyGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca05eed4f6e045cd82aea6cb6ede6e85Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:18:04 GMTChina arrests US aid work in N Korean border townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fdb936c0cae47319591ef28c992db9bBEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.iGeneral newsArrestsVocational educationLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsChinaNorth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fdb936c0cae47319591ef28c992db9bFri, 19 Dec 2014 12:41:44 GMTChina arrests US aid work in N. Korean border townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d99af2531444a0bbabe46cda40ad4feBEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.iGeneral newsArrestsVocational educationLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsChinaNorth KoreaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d99af2531444a0bbabe46cda40ad4feFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:23 GMTBlackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, surprises Streethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd389a7298de4c9b9face488423f0b64NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising Wall Street.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd389a7298de4c9b9face488423f0b64Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:29:16 GMTFinland's 1st terror case sees 4 sentencedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2a81524bba94144aa6398648f093644HELSINKI (AP) — In Finland's first court case where terror charges have been filed, three men and one woman have been given suspended sentences for collecting a small amount of money for an al-Qaida-linked militant group in SomaliaiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHelsinkiFinlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2a81524bba94144aa6398648f093644Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:39 GMTLarceny charge vs. Celtics coach to be dismissedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb945d81c44a488faed0bfd2f7fe6f17FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsFraminghamMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb945d81c44a488faed0bfd2f7fe6f17Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:28:02 GMTKenya president signs controversial new security lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/674575b854074863881a16c9e06d10ceNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureKenyaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/674575b854074863881a16c9e06d10ceFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:46:27 GMTBelarus slaps 30 percent fee at currency exchangeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cad7fdc82924cb0840180ac4ff8d260MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has imposed a 30 percent fee on currency exchange transactions in an effort to contain panic that has spilled over from neighboring Russia.By YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBelarusRussiaMinskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cad7fdc82924cb0840180ac4ff8d260Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:30:46 GMTTrade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ca67f7be3da4fa8b78661b1e0a971c9MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Trade between China and Mozambique increased to nearly $3 billion this year, said China's ambassador.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational relationsEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaMozambiqueMaputoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ca67f7be3da4fa8b78661b1e0a971c9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:11 GMTChrysler to recall about 257K Ram pickup truckshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/782c3008bcd84da1b6514dd5bd1462e5DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/782c3008bcd84da1b6514dd5bd1462e5Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:58 GMTNo word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/347f6df6a4ce4bed873e9d0f401c8f90HAVANA (AP) — Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/347f6df6a4ce4bed873e9d0f401c8f90Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:05:47 GMTCoroner: Boy, 6, dies after car crashes into crowdhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/384ed2c6043e4bfb8b09f4d15b27cdcfREDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose mother and two other women were killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said early Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/384ed2c6043e4bfb8b09f4d15b27cdcfFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:42:09 GMTIn spite of Asia advance, European stocks steadyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db57c57ff75d4ddcb467fa4da96a1b24LONDON (AP) — European markets were largely subdued Friday, a day after a big rally in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesNorth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db57c57ff75d4ddcb467fa4da96a1b24Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:29 GMTFord House sells Cezanne painting for $100 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81a2a9bc2cc240519e3a3594ba5712b4GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret the 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPaintingHome buyingEndowmentsVisual artsResidential real estateLifestylePhilanthropySocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81a2a9bc2cc240519e3a3594ba5712b4Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:07:12 GMTIsraeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ca2d038e304499d9b83da8a4c39a0d8JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestHolidaysLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsOccasionsLifestyleTravelTravel safetyGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ca2d038e304499d9b83da8a4c39a0d8Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:12:18 GMT5 topics for Obama's year-end news conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e672f29fac44b88015684fa48eb6e9WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.By JULIE PACE and JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisLegislatureForeign policyEconomyInternational relationsBusinessFinancial marketsGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesMoscowCubaRussiaNorth KoreaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e672f29fac44b88015684fa48eb6e9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:29:44 GMTSepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5106caa238b048cf91e7e31737d62512MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5106caa238b048cf91e7e31737d62512Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:47:25 GMTLennon & Maisy working on picture bookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aa386136031444ca72fd96a311096e4NEW YORK (AP) — Lennon & Maisy, the Canadian-born music and acting team, will soon be Lennon & Maisy the co-authors.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureChildren's entertainmentEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aa386136031444ca72fd96a311096e4Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:26:09 GMTGold tooth dropped into Missouri donation kettlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4898f33ba3114612be5f550e131f97e3KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.aGeneral newsOdditiesKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4898f33ba3114612be5f550e131f97e3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:52:52 GMTActor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interviewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5138e1527346519c20f286319e39b9NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5138e1527346519c20f286319e39b9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:41:46 GMTAP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c41d8af460bb40ea81c5828778a507b9SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c41d8af460bb40ea81c5828778a507b9Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:07:22 GMTBritain moves closer to allowing women in combathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f10cea321a451d89d0cfc3714ca8e1LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f10cea321a451d89d0cfc3714ca8e1Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:22:16 GMTFIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date sethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c54758b910648cfb84c9c5048628278MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA VP Jim Boyce says World Cup investigation report to be published; No date set.sSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerEventsMen's sportsSoccerMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c54758b910648cfb84c9c5048628278Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:37:52 GMTUN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284b3c346e0049c6893ccc1cbc8737a1MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWest AfricaAfricaLiberiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/284b3c346e0049c6893ccc1cbc8737a1Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:14:13 GMT