FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Dec 2014 14:21:43 -0800'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014 top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:By LOU KESTEN and DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentTechnologyGame consolesInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer electronicsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMoviesEntertainmentMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:27:17 GMTNo. 7 Villanova rallies in 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.By DAN GELSTONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:19:01 GMTExperts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthDisease outbreaksPreventive carePublic healthInfectious diseasesEpidemicsEye healthImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAfricaUnited StatesWest AfricaSierra LeoneMiddle EastNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:22 GMTNo. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:29:03 GMTIce buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.By JOCELYN NOVECKhtArts and entertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityCulturesMusicConsumer electronicsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentFashion designSocial affairsMobile phonesTechnologyItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 20:20:29 GMTN. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking, 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 AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:54:00 GMTPresident Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:aGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:53:58 GMTThe AP picks its Top 10 theater of 2014 YORK (AP) — This year's best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that's set in a decadent Berlin nightclub, the revival of an America masterpiece and we celebrate someone who broke an important barrier. Our Top 10 list of the best in theater in 2014:By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 20 Dec 2014 20:18:15 GMT2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and online YORK (AP) — From the extraordinary Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries "The Honorable Woman" on SundanceTV to Syfy's goofy "Sharknado 2: The Second One," TV delivered in 2014 — streaming, on cable and over the air.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeGeneral news, 20 Dec 2014 20:21:25 GMTBledsoe, Thomas carry Suns past Knicks, 99-90 YORK (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the New York Knicks 99-90 on Saturday.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballNew YorkNew York CityTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 20 Dec 2014 20:41:19 GMTNo. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67 GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleBowling GreenUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:13:26 GMTAP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades.By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVEiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsArts and entertainmentEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEuropeUnited KingdomRussiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 20 Dec 2014 20:03:18 GMTPolitics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015 (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.By The Associated PresswGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrest2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLegislaturePolitical partiesMarriageImmigrationNational electionsElectionsEventsTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Dec 2014 19:52:48 GMTPolice: Man in elf costume charged with DWI, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.aGeneral newsArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:14:44 GMTUS sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo (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 defenseUnited StatesCubaAfghanistanNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsia, 20 Dec 2014 20:49:51 GMTKenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 20 Dec 2014 21:06:08 GMTNo. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74 (AP) — Playing in Michael Jordan's longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance.By JAY COHENsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballOhioNorth CarolinaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 20 Dec 2014 21:53:58 GMTOubre helps No. 10 Kansas beat Lafayette 96-69, Kan. (AP) — Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Frank Mason added 14 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Kansas beat Lafayette 96-69 on Saturday.By AMIE JUSTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLawrenceKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 22:09:56 GMTHoosiers hold on to upset No. 23 Butler 82-73 (AP) — Troy Williams matched his career high with 22 points and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell added 20 to help Indiana beat No. 23 Butler 82-73 on Saturday.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:54:23 GMT4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 22:00:27 GMTOver and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014 YORK (AP) — Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample:By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionProfessional footballFootballSports, 20 Dec 2014 20:23:16 GMTThe AP's top 10 movies of the year top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:By JAKE COYLE and JOCELYN NOVECKeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentPaintingVisual artsSelmaBudapestRussiaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHungaryEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 20:19:19 GMTProtesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.By KRISTEN WYATT and CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCubaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 19:59:41 GMTYear's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts' YORK (AP) — Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again.By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGrammy AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awards, 20 Dec 2014 20:14:29 GMTAutopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:01:47 GMTPolice brutality protesters rally at Mall of America, Minn. (AP) — Demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest of police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shoppers.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politics, 20 Dec 2014 21:52:03 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 20 Dec 2014 20:50:37 GMTRaul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesMiamiFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:17:14 GMTMan kills self in police chase, injuring couple, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.aGeneral newsSuicidesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsShreveportLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:48:07 GMTAmazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014 YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 20 Dec 2014 20:25:58 GMT3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico.aGeneral newsAccidentsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:22:58 GMTEgypt's powerful intelligence chief replaced (AP) — Security officials say Egypt's powerful intelligence chief has been removed and replaced by his deputy.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Dec 2014 21:55:44 GMTFrench police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant (AP) — Officials say a man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Dec 2014 21:13:23 GMTPolice: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimeEventsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 22:10:43 GMTYear's top album is Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' YORK (AP) — Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press' top albums of 2014 list:By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 20:10:33 GMTProtesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties (AP) — Waving U.S. and Cuban flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation.By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCubaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 22:03:59 GMTLatest developments on the US-Cuba story SO FASTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:29:04 GMTNo. 1 South Carolina tops Central Michigan 80-45 (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell withstood a bloody nose and a tough assignment in Crystal Bradford to help No. 1 South Carolina beat Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday in the Minnesota Subway Classic.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMichiganSouth CarolinaMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:47:09 GMTLouisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentucky 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 America, 20 Dec 2014 19:45:22 GMTPolice: 1 NYC officer dies after being shot inside patrol car, 2nd officer critically hurt YORK (AP) — Police: 1 NYC officer dies after being shot inside patrol car, 2nd officer critically hurt.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:55:43 GMTKurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq (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 gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 20 Dec 2014 21:07:15 GMTFinal goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014 each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.By BERNARD McGHEEaGeneral newsCelebrityMoviesMusicAcademy AwardsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionSports mediaNewspapersLegislatureNative AmericansProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashion designEventsPolitical issuesSportsNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeFootballAward showsMovie awardsUnited KingdomUnited StatesBostonMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:58 GMTJudge dismisses suit by family saved at sea 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 effortsLegal proceedingsOceansCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderEnvironment and natureSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:55:16 GMTPolice: 2 NYC cops shot in car, critically injured YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, striking them both before running into a nearby subway station and apparently committing suicide, police said.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:34:28 GMTFort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own.aGeneral newsOdditiesFiresAccidents and disastersFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:32:25 GMTSyessense Davis leads No. 17 Rutgers past Iona 66-58 ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Syessense Davis had 12 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals, to lead No. 17 Rutgers past Iona 66-58 on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:06:33 GMTProsecutor: No charges in church disturbance death LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.aGeneral newsCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:24:18 GMT4 tied for lead in Dubai Open, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Africa's Jbe Kruger had a hole-in-one and shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead in the Asian Tour's season-ending Dubai Open.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 20 Dec 2014 21:24:52 GMTAP NewsAlert YORK (AP) — Police: 2 NYC officers critically hurt after being shot in patrol car, suspect believed dead.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 21:20:54 GMTCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.By JOE KAYsSportsCoachingMen's basketballAneurysmsCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsDiseases and conditionsHealthCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Dec 2014 22:17:14 GMT