FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Dec 2015 10:18:06 -08:00After pope's visit, hard work ahead for C. African Republic, 01 Dec 2015 17:49:42 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The Rev. Justin Nary opened his gate to nearly 800 Muslims threatened with death from the roving gangs of Christian militia fighters who even threatened to burn his church down. Nearly two years later, more than 500 of the displaced are still living there in fear of going home. musical 'Waitress' makes history with its lineup, 01 Dec 2015 17:33:02 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The musical "Waitress" hasn't yet begun serving its specials on Broadway, but it's already made some history. mayor fires police chief in wake of video release, 01 Dec 2015 18:05:39 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. reached in Syria's Homs for fighters to leave, 01 Dec 2015 17:21:15 GMTDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs and for state institutions to return to the area, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official said Tuesday. grasps for hope as coal jobs fade, 01 Dec 2015 17:14:39 GMTWELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day. on Kobe: "I wanted to be just like him", 01 Dec 2015 17:24:09 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James says Kobe Bryant inspired him to greatness and he was "kind of sad" when he learned the Lakers star is retiring. sending more special ops forces to fight Islamic State, 01 Dec 2015 17:41:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. tortoise returned home safely in Albuquerque, 01 Dec 2015 18:00:15 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pet tortoise stolen during a home invasion got to ride shotgun when Albuquerque police returned the reptile to its owner. charged with animal cruelty; dog's mouth was taped, 01 Dec 2015 18:04:21 GMTCARY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Cary say a woman who posted a picture of her chocolate lab-mix with its mouth taped shut on her social media page and sparked public outrage is charged with animal cruelty.' disease bacteria found at hotel; 1 guest died, 01 Dec 2015 17:56:27 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease has been found at a hotel in a popular Missouri tourist town, and health officials say one of three people who became ill after staying there has died. considers requiring search warrant to get old emails, 01 Dec 2015 17:26:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators would need a search warrant to get people's old emails under a bill considered Tuesday by a House panel looking to update a nearly 30-year-old federal law to reflect today's communications. police investigate university drill in which 1 died, 01 Dec 2015 17:51:08 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leading Kenyan university should have sought authorization from the "highest security office in the country" for a practice exercise to test terrorism preparedness that led to a stampede in which one person died, a police spokesman said Tuesday. high court overturns death sentence in beating death, 01 Dec 2015 17:49:20 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer's troubled childhood, which included learning the drug trade from his mother, outweigh the brutal nature of his crime, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in overturning the man's death sentence. top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US, 01 Dec 2015 17:14:39 GMTiBook charts for week ending Nov. 29, 2015: factory activity drops in Nov.; first decline in 3 years, 01 Dec 2015 17:23:55 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity plummeted last month to the lowest level in more than six years, with a stronger dollar and low oil prices cutting new orders and hurting production. Rico's governor issues "distress call" to Congress, 01 Dec 2015 17:40:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor issued a "distress call" to Congress to help his heavily indebted government while signaling he will reroute money to make a bond payment that comes due on Tuesday. investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor, 01 Dec 2015 17:44:48 GMTJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes. experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb, 01 Dec 2015 17:13:30 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. celebration: Swinney promises pizza party at Clemson, 01 Dec 2015 17:40:42 GMTCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney says there pizza party he promised will be held at Clemson on Sunday — whether the Tigers win or lose the Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday night. Rico makes debt payment, 01 Dec 2015 17:37:51 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default by announcing a last-minute bond payment. still deadlocked in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial, 01 Dec 2015 18:02:52 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors said Tuesday they are still deadlocked in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, prompting a federal judge to advise them they can return a partial verdict if they agree on a portion of the charges. marks anniversary of historic Montgomery bus boycott, 01 Dec 2015 17:46:42 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mark the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott as she speaks Tuesday at the historic Alabama church that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored during the successful fight against bus segregation. visual effects producer missing for a week, 01 Dec 2015 17:18:53 GMTGARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles County say a missing Hollywood visual effects producer hasn't been seen since leaving work a week ago without his wallet or other personal items. higher at midday; investors wait for ECB, jobs data, 01 Dec 2015 17:29:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved solidly higher Tuesday, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes that the European Central Bank will expand its stimulus program. However, trading remained quiet ahead of the release later this week of the U.S. government's monthly jobs survey. Latest: 3 officers fired weapons during Atlanta shootout, 01 Dec 2015 17:38:50 GMTATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the gun battle involving police in downtown Atlanta that left one man dead (all times local): appeals court reconsiders decision on ex-bin Laden aide, 01 Dec 2015 17:58:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider the legality of the only remaining conviction of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant. Marathon bomber's lawyers argue for new trial, 01 Dec 2015 17:23:26 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have urged a judge to grant him a new trial.'The Wiz Live!' to air vocal description for sight-impaired, 01 Dec 2015 17:54:46 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — When "The Wiz Live!" airs on NBC this Thursday, it will come alive for the blind with a voiced description of the broadcast's sights and action integrated into its soundtrack. falls into crowd, injures runners during road race, 01 Dec 2015 17:33:42 GMTANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a drone taking aerial video of a Thanksgiving Day road race in Massachusetts crashed into a pack of runners, slightly injuring two. Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients, 01 Dec 2015 17:32:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease, Senate investigators said Tuesday. prosecutor calls death sentence rejection frustrating, 01 Dec 2015 17:19:59 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor is criticizing a decision by the state's high court to overturn the death sentence of a man who beat a Cincinnati woman to death in 1997 during a robbery that netted $50. in Istanbul near subway station wounds 5, official says, 01 Dec 2015 17:14:25 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion on a highway overpass near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday wounded five people and was caused by a bomb, a local mayor said. Latest: Jury says it's deadlocked in ex-coal CEO trial, 01 Dec 2015 17:20:51 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The latest in the federal trial of Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. All times local: Boy taken by dad in 2002 has visited mom in Alabama, 01 Dec 2015 17:17:12 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — The attorney for a Cleveland man accused of kidnapping his son in 2002 and creating a life for them under new identities says the now-18-year-old recently reconnected with his mother in Alabama. brand US sales fall nearly 25 percent in November, 01 Dec 2015 17:08:36 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal took a serious bite out of the company's U.S. sales last month. bills would add secrecy to public records laws, 01 Dec 2015 17:45:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws. Miranda wrote song for 'Force Awakens', 01 Dec 2015 17:30:19 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The force of "Star Wars" has drawn together two of the biggest pop culture sensations of the year. Jermain Taylor changes plea to guilty in 3 incidents, 01 Dec 2015 18:03:31 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has changed his plea to guilty in charges stemming from three separate incidents. agrees to keep 12,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2016, 01 Dec 2015 17:15:50 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers have agreed to keep about 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through next year, while pushing forward with a funding drive to help the country through 2020.'Malley: I want to be your second choice _ for now, 01 Dec 2015 17:52:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is telling House Democrats he hopes they keep him in their consideration as he runs for president. Latest: Chicago gets interim police chief, task force, 01 Dec 2015 17:25:29 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat against the University of Chicago (all times local): vows to avenge militants facing Saudi execution, 01 Dec 2015 17:13:50 GMTSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's Yemen branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the group, said in a statement circulated online Tuesday that it plans to avenge the execution of any of its members by Saudi Arabia. Joni Ernst retires from Iowa National Guard, 01 Dec 2015 18:05:38 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U. S. Sen. Joni Ernst has retired from the Iowa Army National Guard. Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments, 01 Dec 2015 17:13:25 GMTLE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: Klingberg, Israeli who spied for Soviets, dies, 01 Dec 2015 17:48:21 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Marcus Klingberg, an Israeli scientist jailed for passing information on biological warfare to the Soviet Union, has died. He was 97. Latest on Freddie Gray: Judge questions possible jurors, 01 Dec 2015 17:59:15 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local): police tears-gas protest against corruption, 01 Dec 2015 17:31:18 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police Tuesday tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption in East Africa's largest economy. CEO terms ACA exchange growth a 'bad decision', 01 Dec 2015 17:29:50 GMTUnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley offered a mea culpa Tuesday for his company's decision to dive deeper into the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges, a move that ultimately forced the nation's largest health insurer to cut its earnings forecast. official says journalist detained for 'false news', 01 Dec 2015 18:05:25 GMTCAIRO (AP) — A police official and the wife of an Egyptian researcher and freelance journalist say he was detained upon arrival at Egypt's Hurghada airport. Manhattan: carousel, shopping, French food, light show, 01 Dec 2015 17:48:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — On a dark December night, a canopy of lights glitters across Lower Manhattan, and not just from One World Trade and the other downtown skyscrapers. The neighborhood sparkles with new attractions, from the otherworldly glow of the SeaGlass carousel in Battery Park to a colorful, choreographed light show called Luminaries at the Winter Garden.