FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Nov 2014 05:23:06 -0800Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says six Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province that lasted more than 14 hours.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesWar casualtiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 13:11:51 GMTIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leave (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 12:52:50 GMTNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.iGeneral newsCreteGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:38 GMTEast-West divisions define Moldova's elections, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and CORNELIU RUSNACiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessMoscowMoldovaEuropeRussiaUkraineEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:57:56 GMTHong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsGovernment and politicsEducation standardsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeEducationSocial affairsHong KongChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMTEurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.By PAN PYLASfBusinessPricesEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:54 GMTFrench president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsAfricaGuineaWest AfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:07 GMT2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIslamismArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:39 GMTSri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesRebellions and uprisingsPolitical corruptionCivil warsInternational lawGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestPolitical issuesInternational relationsHuman welfareSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:55:46 GMTPlunging crude prices hammer energy companies YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.fBusinessPricesEnergy industryIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:36:29 GMTWoman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.aGeneral newsBirthdaysSurgical proceduresOccasionsLifestyleDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCantonOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:34:30 GMTPope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesChristianityIslamReligionHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:47:38 GMTFamily reports Ohio State football player missing, Ohio (AP) — The sister of an Ohio State football player says his family has reported him missing after he left his apartment, then uncharacteristically missed two practices and didn't check in.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballMissing personsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:27:38 GMTAttacks kill 9 people in Iraq (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:24 GMTUK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:32:15 GMTSecond act of shopping frenzy gets started YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysGift shoppingHoliday shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:12:41 GMTNamibia votes in election favoring ruling party (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational electionsPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical organizationsNamibiaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 12:28:58 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPricesHolidaysHoliday shoppingEconomyBusinessOccasionsLifestyleShopping, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:33 GMTBlack Friday problems hit Britain (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:23 GMTEU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new people (AP) — The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:56 GMTLeading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102 (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.iGeneral newsObituariesLebanonMiddle East, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:31 GMTEnergy shares slide after OPEC decision KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongChinaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:34 GMTAustin police: Shooter targets buildings downtown, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin say a shooter targeted multiple buildings downtown and prompted the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 10:51:41 GMTMalaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOnline mediaMediaEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:49:38 GMTEU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsItalyFranceEuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:19:43 GMTSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsFootballEventsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 09:40:24 GMTHospital says Pele's condition is improving PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian hospital says Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit.By TALES AZZONIiGeneral newsSportsSoccerMen's soccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:38 GMTSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.By JOHN HEILPRINiBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesSwitzerlandGenevaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:46:07 GMT1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMTSarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency? (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMTMore art in German trove identified as looted (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.By DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsNazismVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:51:19 GMTSuspected shooter dead in downtown Austin gunfire, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 11:37:43 GMTJapanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves' (AP) — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IICabinetsGovernment and politicsEventsSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:07 GMTWolff promoted to test driver at F1 team Williams (AP) — Susie Wolff was promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season on Friday, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.sSportsAutomobile racingWomen's sportsFormula OneUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 11:06:03 GMTAuthorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.tTravelLifestyleDubaiNew York CityUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:06 GMTMaine fire captain's home damaged in fire, Maine (AP) — A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters — it belonged to a local fire captain.aGeneral newsFiresProperty damageAccidents and disastersMaineBrunswickUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:33 GMTCops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildings, Texas (AP) — Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:43 GMTMalaysia Airlines says 3Q losses expanded LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines says its losses worsened in the third quarter after its business was hit by two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.iBusinessGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:09 GMTAustria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrested (AP) — Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeViennaAustriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:12 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 12:14:06 GMTImage of Asia: New officers join India's air force this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers, including 45 women, who completed their initial 74 weeks of training were inducted into the air force at Friday's event. India has stepped up recruiting and training of military personnel in its efforts to modernize the armed forces and meet its growing security interests. The country has become the world's biggest arms and defense equipment buyer in recent years and is expected to spend $80 billion over the next eight years to upgrade its military.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:39:02 GMTBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterUnited StatesNew York CityChicagoManhattanEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaNew YorkIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 12:46:33 GMTAnimals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luck, Nepal (AP) — A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.iGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:48 GMTUpdates: Black Friday from start to finish YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysHoliday shoppingProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesGift shoppingOccasionsLifestyleShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesManchesterUnited StatesChicagoEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaIllinois, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 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 newsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesFranceEuropeIsraelMiddle EastWestern Europe, 28 Nov 2014 12:24:54 GMTEagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it again, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDallasPhiladelphiaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 28 Nov 2014 09:09:41 GMT1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.By ROD McGUIRKtTravelLifestyleRecord setting eventsHolidaysLeisure travelOccasionsGeneral newsAustraliaCanberraOceania, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMTFrench president to visit Ebola-stricken Guinea, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is about to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment and politicsAfricaGuineaWest AfricaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Nov 2014 13:08:23 GMTActivist for media freedom standing trial in China (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismCrimeMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMTRussian warships wait out storm in English Channel (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsRussiaCrimeaEnglish ChannelNorth SeaEastern EuropeEuropeUkraine, 28 Nov 2014 12:59:54 GMT