FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Nov 2014 06:29:36 -0800Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists, Iran (AP) — Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.iGeneral newsIranMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 13:23:30 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 09:49:23 GMTCullen wins Aussie Masters, Scott bid falls short, Australia (AP) — Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAustraliaOceania, 23 Nov 2014 07:56:49 GMTIraq premier orders aid for Islamic State fight (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as a curfew took effect Sunday in the provincial capital, Ramadi, amid intense clashes.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 09:55:55 GMTTunisians vote for a new president, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.iGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 07:32:47 GMTAfghan official says suicide attack kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in east, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says suicide attack kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in east.iGeneral newsVolleyball gamesVolleyballTerrorismWar and unrestSportsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 14:08:49 GMTMatsuyama wins Dunlop Phoenix in playoff, Japan (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfJapanEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 12:16:35 GMTShifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.JOCELYN NOVECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeCelebrityLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politics, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMTIran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon (AP) — Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday's deadline.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 11:12:05 GMTOfficials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 09:02:51 GMTSwitzerland wins Davis Cup final, France (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland took an unassailable 3-1 lead against France to win the Davis Cup final.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 14:16:10 GMTPutin says he will not be president for life (AP) — Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:54 GMTIraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 11:02:39 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 ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 13:53:48 GMTDoes bad behavior really hurt business? YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWorkplace cultureData privacyCareersLifestyleTechnology issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 14:19:04 GMTStrong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersChinaChengduGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 09:53:16 GMTPolice find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain (AP) — Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.iGeneral newsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 23 Nov 2014 12:35:38 GMTMigrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast, Cyprus (AP) — About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said Sunday.MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsTurkeyCyprusSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 11:26:34 GMTIsrael mulls hard-line legislation after attacks (AP) — The Israeli government on Sunday called for new hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesLegislationWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 12:45:33 GMTIsraeli Cabinet approves nationality bill (AP) — Israel's Cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesNational language movementsWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLanguageIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle EastJerusalemGaza Strip, 23 Nov 2014 14:14:06 GMTJewish settlers blamed in Palestinian house fire, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian family says their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesFiresWar and unrestAccidents and disastersPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 07:57:04 GMTSaudi's Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockCorporate newsSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 09:29:44 GMTCleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow, N.Y. (AP) — The weekend offered the Buffalo region a chance to dig out of record levels of deep snow before a flood warning took effect because of rising temperatures and rain.MICHAEL HILLaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFloodsVolunteerismHealthAccidents and disastersAccidentsSocial affairsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 12:26:57 GMTJindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.MELINDA DESLATTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical endorsementsState legislatureState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationPublic opinionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeTexasNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 13:44:27 GMTAfghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsUnited StatesAfghanistanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 09:05:21 GMTIslamic State group recruits, exploits children (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.ZEINA KARAMVIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCivil warsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitant groupsPolitical activismHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:37 GMTOut of control: FSU, OSU just win, baby State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballFloridaMississippiAlabamaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 08:38:15 GMTPacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates (AP) — Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.TIM DAHLBERGiGeneral newsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 07:08:45 GMTTunisians hold landmark presidential election, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsLegislatureNational electionsWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 12:51:14 GMTHealth care M&A leads global deal surge a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.LINDA A. JOHNSONSTEVE ROTHWELLhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care industryBiotechnologyIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsProducts and servicesTechnologyFinancial services, 23 Nov 2014 14:13:38 GMTDamage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.KEN MORITSUGUMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disasters2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiAccidents and disastersEventsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryAccidentsTsunamisJapanEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 13:34:47 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 DI CRISTOFAROiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityIndiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 13:30:09 GMTFerguson prepares for 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 newsCrimeArrestsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 12:56:09 GMTRhodes scholars named for 2015 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2015, listed by geographical region:The Associated PresshtGeneral newsTechnologyMassachusettsNew YorkPrincetonCaliforniaAlabamaBirminghamPalo AltoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 23 Nov 2014 10:53:30 GMTStenson retains World Tour Championship title, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson has successfully defended his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour's season-ending event.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 12:46:07 GMTOfficial: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.iGeneral newsGermanyIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 10:41:41 GMT37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.KEN MORITSUGUMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disasters2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiAccidents and disastersEventsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryAccidentsTsunamisJapanEast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 08:54:12 GMTIran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension (AP) — With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 13:47:40 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 13:36:41 GMTBuffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city's mayor said Sunday.aGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsWinter weatherAccidents and disastersBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 13:52:34 GMTTunisians hold first fair presidential election, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsLegislatureNational electionsWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 10:54:15 GMTFormer DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78 (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical endorsementsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical movementsDrug-related crimeElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesDistrict of ColumbiaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 10:52:49 GMTDetained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.iBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeGovernment and politicsPortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 11:00:05 GMT2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsMassacresLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMTPolish opposition questions election results, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition leader suggested Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsElectionsLocal electionsGovernment and politicsVotingPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 12:16:20 GMTIraqi premier orders help for fighters battling IS (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is calling for more intensive aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 08:52:17 GMTA way for GOP to defuse immigration issue? (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.NICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsElectionsRace and ethnicityHispanicsImmigrationPolitical partiesSenate electionsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsColoradoUnited StatesDenverNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 13:29:00 GMTUK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year (AP) — The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.DANICA KIRKAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTerrorismWar and unrestUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 13:59:17 GMTGasquet replaces Tsonga in Davis Cup final, France (AP) — Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 11:19:12 GMTAP NewsAlert, D.C. (AP) — Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, has died.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governments, 23 Nov 2014 07:37:14 GMT