FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 11:17:24 -0800AP PHOTOS: Brazil housing shortage a daily drama DE JANEIRO (AP) — When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her front door sweep into the house.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:32 GMTFrench president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsEpidemicsAccidents and disastersInternational relationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsForeign aidAfricaWest AfricaGuineaConakryFranceLiberiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 16:52:14 GMTThunder G Westbrook to return Friday night CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook finally gets to put his fashionable suit collection away.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOklahomaNew York CityMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Nov 2014 18:56:00 GMT3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays credit to tackle your holiday shopping can be tempting. And offers of a discount for opening a new account, or interest-free purchases for a year or more make it more enticing.By ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financeGift shoppingHoliday shoppingHolidaysPersonal loansFinancial servicesIndustriesShoppingLifestyleOccasionsPersonal spending, 28 Nov 2014 17:17:48 GMTCarlos Sainz Jr to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015, Italy (AP) — Scuderia Toro Rosso says 20-year-old Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will pair with Max Verstappen for the Formula One team in 2015.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:10 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Protests for Ferguson, $15/hour YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsCulturesBoycottsHoliday shoppingLabor issuesCrimePersonal spendingHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsShoppingSocial issuesManchesterNew YorkNew York CityChicagoMissouriKansasIllinoisManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 17:36:42 GMTCops: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7, Pa. (AP) — A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people including a 3-month-old, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:57 GMTEisner: NFL team would boost downtown Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProfessional footballFootballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballLos AngelesOaklandSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:41 GMTSpain: Bank shootout kills police officer, suspect (AP) — A shootout at a bank in the northwestern Spanish city of Vigo has left a police officer and the lone suspect dead.iGeneral newsPoliceTheftCrimeViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 17:05:38 GMTINSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 19:06:20 GMTMagicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsVandalismCrimeNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:29:23 GMTRoyals trade Crow to Miami; give Frasor $1.8M deal CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Aaron Crow was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Miami Marlins for left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 28 Nov 2014 19:09:19 GMTBomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigeria city, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 17:28:26 GMTCops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkWhite PlainsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMTHalliburton and Macy's big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fLeading economic indicatorsEconomyBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industry, 28 Nov 2014 19:09:00 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Protests, beer and prison YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyProtests and demonstrationsCulturesBoycottsHoliday shoppingAfrican-AmericansLabor issuesCrimePersonal spendingPolitical and civil unrestHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairsShoppingSocial issuesManchesterNew YorkMaineWisconsinNew York CityChicagoKansasIllinoisMissouriEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:04 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: 2 arrested in SoCal Kohl's YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyCulturesHoliday shoppingLabor issuesArrestsPersonal spendingHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairsShoppingSocial issuesLaw and orderCrimeManchesterNew YorkNew York CityChicagoKansasMissouriManchesterIllinoisEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:48 GMTFerguson protests move to retail stores, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.By JIM SALTERaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 18:10:41 GMTStocks mixed in afternoon trading as oil stumbles YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed Friday as tumbling oil prices had a dual effect on the market: The drop boosted retailers and cruise lines, which benefit when people save on energy costs, but hurt energy companies.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial marketsEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:39:56 GMTGOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016 RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:46 GMTUS appeals WTO ruling against national meat labels (AP) — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that made it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery story came from.The Associated PresswBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:09:24 GMTRussian Navy successfully tests new missile (AP) — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsMilitary and defenseWeapons administrationGovernment and politicsArmed forcesRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 18:12:23 GMTAustin police: More than 100 rounds fired, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:25 GMTPolice: Woman stabs self in fight over inheritance, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over an inheritance ended when a woman pushed a 72-year-old man down a flight of stairs at a southern New Jersey home and stabbed herself with a knife.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyWoodburyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:33:11 GMTNYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMTVenezuelan classical music system under fire, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.By JOSHUA GOODMANiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArchitectureVenezuelaColombiaEuropeCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 17:19:17 GMTCorrection: Christian Parents-Gays story a story Nov. 26 about evangelicals with gay children, The Associated Press erroneously reported a statement by the Rev. Al Mohler about same-sex attraction. Mohler said same-sex attraction can't change through secular therapy but can change through the Gospel, not that same-sex attraction can never change.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityReligious educationParentingRelationshipsMarriageReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesLifestyleCouplesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil liberties, 28 Nov 2014 18:35:48 GMTPope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsReligious strifeChristianityPolitical refugeesIslamFundamentalismReligionGovernment and politicsSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesReligious issuesTurkeySyriaMiddle EastSofiaAnkaraWestern EuropeEuropeBulgariaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:36:53 GMTHomeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case (AP) — Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsGun politicsConstitutional amendmentsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsConstitutionsGovernment regulationsHuman welfareMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:54 GMTEbola scare boosts business for Ala company, Ala. (AP) — The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthAlabamaUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 16:47:50 GMTGrambling back to winning after turbulent season's proud football program is back to its winning ways.By DAVID BRANDTsSportsSchool athleticsSchool infrastructureProfessional footballFootballCollege footballBoycottsEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:54 GMTFlooding kills at least 4 in French Riviera towns (AP) — At least four people have died in torrential rains along the French Riviera where flooding transformed roads into waterways.iGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 16:48:16 GMTDeath row inmate's prison food complaint rejected, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.By PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeJudaismReligionSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciary, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:59 GMTCandy distribution center in Ohio ravaged by fire HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Some orders for chocolates have been halted after fire gutted a candy warehouse and distribution center in northeast Ohio.aBusinessGeneral newsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:30:45 GMTBlack Friday special: prison handicrafts, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansGovernment programsGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:47:09 GMTFamilies of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsKidnappingPolitical and civil unrestCrimeLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:17 GMTMickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMoviesEntertainmentBoxingMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 18:55:51 GMTNY car dealership roof partly collapses, killing 1 YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City car dealership's concrete roof partially collapsed, killing one person who was trapped under the rubble.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidents and disastersAccidentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 16:49:42 GMTOil plunge a panacea for much of world economy renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCanadaEuropeJapanUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:47:39 GMTItalian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 18:59:02 GMTFrench Parliament debates recognizing Palestine (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.iGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesFranceIsraelEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 18:09:13 GMTBlack lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.By FREDERIC J. FROMMERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureNative AmericansConsumer products and servicesIndustriesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:33 GMTRecalls this week: battery packs, doors line of battery packs used to charge electronic devices are being recalled this week because they can overheat and cause a fire.By The Associated PressfBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Nov 2014 18:50:30 GMTBaby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition (AP) — A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen.aGeneral newsDriving laws and regulationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:49:38 GMTRebels push forward in southern Syria (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestLocal governmentsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismInternational relationsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaDamascusIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:56:07 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.aGeneral newsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:48 GMTHigh winds scale back search for missing anglers BANK, Mont. (AP) — Strong winds in northern Montana led Glacier County officials to scale back the search for a Canadian man and a Japanese woman who went missing after a weekend fishing trip.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMontanaCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:28:44 GMTCops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.aGeneral newsOdditiesViolent crimeCrimeHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 17:25:13 GMTOfficial Christmas tree arrives at White House (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleConifersTreesPlantsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:21:37 GMTS&P 500 ends lower as oil slump hits market YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as falling crude prices weigh on the market in a holiday-shortened session.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:01 GMT