FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Nov 2014 05:07:00 -0800OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 27 Nov 2014 11:33:04 GMTN. Korean leader's sister named as senior official, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.iGeneral newsSiblingsGovernment and politicsRelationshipsLifestyleNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 09:51:48 GMTImage of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to retain his WBO world welterweight crown. Aside from boxing, the hugely popular Pacquiao has entered politics and ventured into professional basketball, business, the movies, singing and product endorsements. He is a member of the powerful House of Representatives and some of his supporters are clamoring for him to seek a higher office.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 11:35:26 GMTAustralian batsman Hughes dies from head injury (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.By DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthCricketHead injuriesObituariesHealthAccidents and disastersInjuriesGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySouth AfricaOceaniaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Nov 2014 12:09:27 GMTMalaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the Sedition Act as part of political reforms.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 10:15:34 GMTGerman unemployment steady at 6.3 percent (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate was steady at 6.3 percent in November as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong.fBusinessEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 09:43:53 GMTStocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed (AP) — Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support the market.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaAustraliaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaOceaniaNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:56:01 GMTPope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam.By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsChristianityIslamDiplomacyPrayerInternational relationsReligionWar and unrestGenocidesNew age movementEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment and politicsSocial affairsLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTurkeyVatican CityIstanbulAnkaraMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 11:30:57 GMTLiver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsHealthLiver diseaseOrgan donationObituariesMedical ethicsDiseases and conditionsHealth issuesMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 09:33:37 GMTPresidents pick up the check for their meals (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwPersonal financeGovernment and politicsBusinessHolidaysLegislatureOccasionsLifestyleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:03:43 GMTAustralian batsman Hughes dies from head injury (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.By DENNIS PASSAiGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthCricketHead injuriesHealthAccidents and disastersInjuriesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneySouth AfricaSouth AsiaOceaniaSouthern AfricaAfricaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 08:20:04 GMTMining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips.By JAN M. OLSENiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsMaterials industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesGreenlandDenmarkCopenhagenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 10:49:22 GMTWho's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame? (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.iGeneral newsOdditiesTravelLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsFranceRussiaParisUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 12:56:25 GMTVirgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomScotlandLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 27 Nov 2014 11:42:55 GMT9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army, India (AP) — Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 12:18:23 GMTOPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.By GEORGE JAHNiBusinessGeneral newsOPEC MeetingsPricesEventsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 27 Nov 2014 10:42:17 GMTHeart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsLiberalismElectionsLegislatureJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMTFrance: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda (AP) — French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad.iGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:26:20 GMTThanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHolidaysParadesHoliday shoppingWeatherOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureShoppingPersonal spendingPersonal financeNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 10:27:51 GMTGermany unveils dedicated Ebola medevac jet (AP) — The German government has unveiled what it says is the world's first dedicated medevac plane for Ebola patients.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGermanyWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:13:25 GMTPro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session (AP) — Ukraine's parliament opened for its inaugural session Thursday since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 10:52:40 GMTIsrael says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankJerusalemMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 11:05:13 GMTProtesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.By TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArsonArrestsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:16:23 GMTBritish national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials said.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanUnited KingdomKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 12:48:05 GMTAmsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.iGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 11:43:49 GMTPortugal police make big hashish seizure off ship, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say they seized around 20 metric tons of hashish from a fishing vessel at sea, despite the crew's efforts to sink the ship by exploding a drum of gas as authorities approached.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 12:54:48 GMTPhilippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy's expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter.By TERESA CEROJANOiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthAgricultural sector performanceEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 08:14:08 GMTSome in US illegally could get retirement benefits (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment-funded health insuranceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:02:40 GMTForeigner among 5 killed in Afghan bombing, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, Afghan officials said.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsEmbassiesWar casualtiesBombingsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 09:14:36 GMTSouth Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSouth AsiaIndiaNepalPakistanBangladeshMaldivesSri LankaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 10:16:38 GMTWorld stocks drift as stimulus cues awaited (AP) — Share prices drifted Thursday but expectations for new stimulus in China and Europe helped to limit losses.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsOPEC MeetingsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEventsOil and gas industryEnergy industryIndustriesJapanChinaEast AsiaAustraliaEuropeAsiaGreater ChinaOceania, 27 Nov 2014 08:57:18 GMTShip with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, mostly refugees from Syria, began disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceCreteSyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 10:38:57 GMTSpanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule (AP) — Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 10:07:17 GMTLab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthScienceGeneral news, 27 Nov 2014 08:15:43 GMTPutin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsAgriculture and the environmentWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAgricultureIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 09:52:37 GMTAfghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.iGeneral newsWar and unrestEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 10:32:56 GMTBritain reports big increase in immigration (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 10:57:17 GMTFerguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 09:09:12 GMTToyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.By MARI YAMAGUCHIhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 08:33:55 GMTSyrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsCivil warsPolitical activismWar and unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 27 Nov 2014 10:12:39 GMTFerguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 10:34:19 GMTRed Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015 (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.iGeneral newsSwitzerlandGenevaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 11:49:34 GMTRory, Adam have contrasting Australian Open starts (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfSydneyAustraliaOceania, 27 Nov 2014 08:52:21 GMTVenezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Nov 2014 12:37:32 GMTSuspected rebels kill 1 Indian soldier in Kashmir, India (AP) — Heavily armed suspected militants killed at least one Indian army soldier and wounded three others Thursday in the latest fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir, an Indian army officer said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Nov 2014 09:14:07 GMTItalian electricity manager dies in Romania, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.iBusinessGeneral newsObituariesRomaniaBucharestItalyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 12:57:08 GMTScots to get new powers after rejecting separation (AP) — Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made before a recent independence referendum.iBusinessGeneral newsSeparation of powersPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomScotlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Nov 2014 11:36:05 GMTECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete', Finland (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies.By DAVID McHUGH and MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsHelsinkiEuropeFinlandWestern Europe, 27 Nov 2014 12:31:31 GMTA glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsIndictmentsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Nov 2014 08:19:39 GMTGeneral strike shuts down services across Greece, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAir travel disruptionsStrikesLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsFinancial crisisTransportationSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestEconomyFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 27 Nov 2014 12:42:25 GMT