FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Nov 2014 09:10:06 -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 16:32:42 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 16:19:39 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 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 won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:03 GMTHealth exchanges' finances face test in 2nd year, R.I. (AP) — The federal government shelled out billions of dollars to get health insurance marketplaces going in the 14 states that opted to run their own. Now they must act like true marketplaces and start paying for themselves.ERIKA NIEDOWSKIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsRhode IslandCaliforniaMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:14:00 GMTRoger Federer's Switzerland 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 won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 15:49:04 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 ColumbiaBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 23 Nov 2014 16:18:17 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 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 newsPolitical refugeesSearch and rescue effortsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTurkeyCyprusSyriaItalyMiddle EastGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:49 GMTCleveland police ask for help in fatal shootings (AP) — Police in Cleveland are asking for help finding who shot and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child along with three others.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:21 GMTIsraeli Cabinet approves nationality bill (AP) — Israel's Cabinet approved a contentious bill Sunday to officially define it as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move that looks to further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians and potentially shake up the ruling coalition government.TIA GOLDENBERGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:15:34 GMTNC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsState legislatureAutomobilesGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeLegislatureState governmentsLifestyleRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 15:56:35 GMTDozens of horses die in stable fire near Chicago (AP) — Authorities say as many as 32 horses died in a fire that destroyed a stable near Chicago.aGeneral newsSportsHorsesFiresMammalsAnimalsAccidents and disastersChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:50:15 GMTWorkers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.BALINT SZLANKOiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashWar and unrestEventsUkraineNetherlandsDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Nov 2014 16:45:53 GMTEgypt willing to send troops to future Palestine (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel's security.Associated PressiGeneral newsEgyptPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:15 GMTNew Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.MICHAEL CATALINIaGeneral newsEducationViolent crimeState legislatureCrimeLegislationSocial affairsHigher educationSchool athleticsSportsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:53 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 electionsElectionsState legislaturePolitical endorsementsState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislationPublic opinionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesLouisianaBaton RougeTexasNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:21 GMTGiffords rides in Tucson cycling event, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the hundreds of cyclists who completed an annual bike ride in Tucson.aGeneral newsRoad cyclingOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCyclingSportsTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:39:47 GMTKenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's deputy president has 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.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 16:32:49 GMT'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentFiresAccidents and disasters, 23 Nov 2014 16:52:13 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.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 15:00:46 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 demonstrationsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 14:42:55 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 newsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 14:44:08 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 GMTRosberg misses out on F1 title after poor race DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg's bid to overtake teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings for his first title on the final day of a gripping Formula One season lasted three seconds.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:33:54 GMTSyrian rebels attack besieged Shiite villages (AP) — Al-Qaida militants and Syrian rebels launched an attack against two predominantly Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria that have been under siege for some 18 months, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday.iGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 16:46:21 GMTStenson retains World Tour Championship title, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson birdied the last two holes Sunday to successfully defend 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 15:13:34 GMTIran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension (AP) — With a deadline for a nuclear deal less than two days away, negotiators faced the choice Sunday of pushing on despite diminishing chance of agreement, or shifting to ways of extending negotiations past the target date.GEORGE JAHNMATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyViennaIranUnited StatesAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:22:41 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 GMTObama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 14:41:36 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 14:21:58 GMTBay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba (AP) — Since the day in 1959 that Cuban government agents blackmailed his father into committing suicide, Gustavo Villoldo has been on an anti-Castro mission that included co-piloting a B-26 bomber during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, infiltrating Cuba for the CIA numerous times and tracking down Fidel Castro lieutenant Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Bolivia in 1967.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsActs of tortureCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCubaMiamiCaribbeanUnited StatesFloridaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:12:00 GMTChurch members each get $500 to do good for world (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsEducation costsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAmmanJordanChicagoLa SalleMiddle EastIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:15:55 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 ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 23 Nov 2014 16:17:19 GMTAll Malaysia flight wreckage recovered in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Workers have recovered all of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.BALINT SZLANKOiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsUkraineNetherlandsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Nov 2014 16:09:36 GMTHamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi; Rosberg 2nd DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingAbu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:24 GMTBahrain opposition blasts electoral turnout figure, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group on Sunday criticized the Sunni-led government's claim that more than half of registered voters participated in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.REEM KHALIFAiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsVotingProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsPolitical and civil unrestBahrainManamaMiddle East, 23 Nov 2014 15:40:10 GMTUK authorities briefly evacuate train station (AP) — Emergency services in London briefly evacuated Charing Cross train station after a fire broke out on a small section in the front carriage of train. There were no injuries.iGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsTransportationAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 23 Nov 2014 14:35:06 GMTObama defends moves on immigration, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed 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 policyImmigrationLegislationLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:43:36 GMTSudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave (AP) — The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the country.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEgyptSudanNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 23 Nov 2014 15:54:04 GMTAfghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.iGeneral newsVolleyball gamesVolleyballTerrorismWar and unrestSportsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 23 Nov 2014 14:24:08 GMTMoldova to convene defense meeting before election, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's Western-leaning president has convened a meeting of the top defense body before a parliamentary election next weekend amid concerns that Russia may try to influence the vote in the ex-Soviet republic.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoldovaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Nov 2014 15:40:18 GMTNamibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election, Namibia (AP) — This year, Namibia unveiled a hilltop statue of independence leader Sam Nujoma holding aloft a copy of the African country's constitution, which was amended to let him to serve three terms as president until 2005. With the ruling party he led poised for another election win this week, analysts say a tougher test of Namibian democracy will come when an opposition party wins.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsNamibiaWindhoekAfricaSouthern Africa, 23 Nov 2014 16:49:18 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 15:41:25 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 GMT3 teens die in collision with Ohio school bus, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old driver and two older teens are dead after their car collided with a school bus in northeastern Ohio.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 16:08:21 GMTSuicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said.Associated PressiGeneral newsVolleyball gamesVolleyballTerrorismWar and unrestSportsAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 23 Nov 2014 14:56:39 GMT